Kohima, Sep 15 (UNI) Nagaland Governor K Sankaranarayanan here today stressed on the need for strong cultural bond among all the states with cultural exchanges for the greater interest of national integration.
Addressing as the chief guest in the Onam Celebration organised by the Malayali Samajam, Kohima (MSK), Mr Sankaranarayanan said he had discussed with Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio about the cultural festival during the unique Hornbill festival in Nagaland.
No such festival had been arranged in the country so far to showcase not only the spectacular traditions and cultures of the state, but also of the entire North Eastern region.
He suggested that cultural representatives and troupes from all over the country should be invited for exchange of cultures.
Speaking on the occasion as the guest of honour, Mr Rio said the Malayalees from Kerala had contribution greatly to the development of Nagaland and their contribution to the Naga society was appreciable.
The Chief Minister suggested cultural exchange should be maintained among both the states for forging deep bonds.
Speaking on the occasion, Nagaland University Vice-Chancellor Prof K Kannan appreciated the Malayalees for their cooperation with the Nagas in various ways.