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Watch: PM Narendra Modi plays the drums in Meghalaya

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:49 IST

On his maiden visit to Meghalaya, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tried his hand at playing the traditional folk drums at a cultural event organised in his honour on 28 May at Mawphlang Village.

The Prime Minister spoke to locals and folk dancers present at the event, which was organised around 25 km from Shillong, in Meghalaya's East Khasi hills district.

On 27 May, PM Modi flagged off new passenger trains and laid the foundation stone for a football stadium named Ampati. He also interacted with members of self-help groups and laid focus on rural livelihood in the seven northeast states.

Earlier, addressing the valedictory session of the 65th plenary meeting of the North Eastern Council here, Prime Minister Modi said the government wants to bring the the northeast region on par with other regions of the country.

Meghalaya Governor V Shanmuganathan, Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma, and Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal were also present at the function.

(with ANI inputs)

First published: 28 May 2016, 11:00 IST