Lidi Kro-u meets Union Ministers Anurag Thakur and Bhupender Yadav

New Delhi: Thakur felicitates over 450 special invitees on Republic Day

BY | Saturday, 27 January, 2024

17 members of the famed Lidi Kro-u Society met the Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Anurag Thakur and Union Cabinet Minister for Environment, Forest & Climate Change; and Labour & Employment Bhupender Yadav on the 75th Republic Day in New Delhi.

The team had a luncheon and interaction with the Union Ministers during a program held at the Akashvani Headquarters January 26.

The Lidi Kro-u society is well known for promoting the rich cultural heritage of the Nagas by imparting the traditional practices and skills to the younger generation through trainings, workshops and shows.


The Society was among the 450 special invitees from the country invited by the Prime Minister.

Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Anurag Thakur met over 450 special invitees of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the 75th Republic Day parade at Kartavya Path. These invitees coming from across the length and breadth of the country were also felicitated by Thakur in the presence of Union Minister Bhupender Yadav for their significant contribution towards nation building.

The invitees, which included Padma Awardees, have made significant contributions in the field of environment, preservation of traditional art forms and culture, upliftment of the lower section of society among others, informed the PIB.

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“These invitees had the distinction of being mentioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Mann Ki Baat and extension of this invite to them is a display of the different thought process that buttresses the thinking of the Government,” said Thakur.

Addressing the guests, the Minister said that their work and their contribution had itself become their identity today. They did not work to get any award, but instead had contributed to take India forward, he added. The Minister expressed hope that this recognition would encourage these people to improve further in their fields.

Bhupender Yadav added that the Prime Minister has acknowledged the contributions of the common people of India in the shaping of the country and their contribution to nation building.

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