Kohima, Oct 2 (UNI) Along with the United Nations and the rest of the country, Nagaland today observed the International Non-Violence Day throughout the state.
People took the oath to strive for peace and non-violence in the state troubled by insurgency for decades.
The main function was held at Raj Bhavan, where Nagaland Governor K Sankaranarayanan administered the pledge of Mahatma Gandhi to the state ministers, Opposition, parliamentary secretaries, legislators, bureaucrats as well as general public and school children.
Addressing the gathering, he said only a peaceful atmosphere could ensure all-round development in the state.
Appreciating the Satyagraha, the most powerful weapon to fight exploitation, he said it had freed the country from the clutches of the British rule.
He appealed to all to contribute and build a strong democracy and work to make a difference.
The Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) also observed the day by organising a rally led by AICC Secretary Ranji Thomas and Leader of Opposition I Imkong.
Addressing the rally, Mr Imkong said the Congress had always worked to bring about peace in the state and the celebrations would motivate the people to strive for peace.