In a first, the National Anthem was played in Nagaland Assembly Session. It was played both before and after Nagaland Governor RN Ravi addressed the 7th Session of the 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly on February 12, 2021.
This is the first time since Nagaland became a state on 1st December 1963 that the National Anthem was played in the House.
Security analyst Nitin A Gokhale took to Twitter to share a video of the rare moment, where all the members of the Assembly stand as the National Anthem “Jana Gana Mana” is played in the House for the very first time in the history of the Nagaland Legislative Assembly.
Pl see the video below. At first glance, perfectly normal scene, right? But you will be amazed, like I was, to know that this was for the first time that the National Anthem was played in the Nagaland Assembly. Just for the record, Nagaland became a State on 1 December 1963 pic.twitter.com/70s6Q20d1N— Nitin A. Gokhale (@nitingokhale) February 19, 2021
After the independence of India in 1947, Nagaland remained a part of the province of Assam. The area began to experience insurgency, as well as an inter-ethnic conflict, from the 1950s. Violence grew to hinder the economic development of the area. On 1 December 1963, the state of Nagaland was formally inaugurated and Kohima was declared as the state capital. After elections in January 1964, the first democratically elected Nagaland Legislative Assembly was constituted on 11 February 1964.