Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s official visit in Meghalaya, turned into a fun one as he was seen trying his hands on drums during an event organised in his honour on his arrival at Mawphlang village in Meghalaya on Saturday. The Prime Minister spoke to locals and folk dancers present at the event, which was organised around 25 km from Shillong, in Meghalaya East Khasi hills district.

Taking to twitter to talk about his visit, the Prime Minister posted pictures and videos of him showing off his musical side, as he joined the local musicians in playing the drums and other instruments.

“First they taught me how to play it and then one of them patted me on the back. A special moment. Honoured and humbled. No bigger privilege than being lauded by the people of the nation,” the Prime Minister said.

Gushing about the ‘scenic’ Elephant falls, he said that when one visits Meghalaya, this place has to be on their ‘must visit’ list.

“At Mawphlang village, saw parts of the spectacular culture of Meghalaya. The colour and the vibrancy is exceptional,” the Prime Minister tweeted.

During Prime Minister Narendra Modi visit he also got himself framed with the locals and also interacted with them over a cup of tea. Prime Minister Modi flagged off new passenger trains for northeast and also laid the foundation stone for a football stadium Ampati on Friday. He also interacted with members of self help groups and laid focus on rural livelihood in north-eastern states. Earlier, addressing the valedictory session of the 65th plenary meeting of the North Eastern Council here, Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged of passenger train for Manipur and Mizoram improving railway connectivity in the north-eastern region on a par with other regions of the country.

Prime Minister also expressed interest on sacred groves or forest fragments with religious connotation for the protectors and sought to know details of how they were managed by the local community. Hunting and logging are usually strictly prohibited within these sacred groves. His visit to the sacred forest of Mawphlang, however, could not take place due to the inclement weather. But he was briefed on how the highly regarded grove was managed, controlled and administered. Earlier, PM Narendra Modi visited the Mattilang amusement park on the outskirts of the capital town and expressed admiration at the greenery around it, a senior government official said.

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi was seen with interacting and even taking photographs of folk artists at the heritage village in Meghalaya.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday visited Mattilang Amusement Park at Upper Shillong this morning. He also stopped by the Heritage Village at Mawphlang as well as the Elephant Falls.


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PM Modi also interacted with members of self help groups and laid focus on rural livelihood in north-eastern states.

The Prime Minister was in the state to address at the 65th plenary session of North Eastern Council and participated in a public reception in the city yesterday. Meghalaya Governor V Shanmuganathan, Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma, and Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal were also present at the function.

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