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In Pics: PM Modi turns drummer, photographer in Meghalaya

india Updated: May 28, 2016 12:13 IST
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PM Modi in Meghalaya

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tried his hands at drums in Mawphlang on May 28, 2016, while on a tour of Meghalaya.(Picture courtesy: @MIB_India)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tried his hands at drums along with folk dancers at a cultural event organised in his honour at Mawphlang Village, 25 km from Shillong, in East Khasi hills district of Meghalaya on Saturday morning.

On the occasion, the Prime Minister, who is on his maiden visit to the state, also interacted with the locals and folk dancers.

PM Modi is on his first visit to Meghalaya. (Picture courtesy: @MIB_India)

Mawphlang is famous for the forest having an amazing life form of plants, flowering trees, orchids and butterflies, an ideal destination for nature lovers.

Prime Minister Modi had flagged off new passenger trains for northeast and also laid the foundation stone for a football stadium ‘Ampati’ on Friday.

‘Chai pe charcha’? Prime Minister Modi interacting with a folk artist at Mawphlang, Meghalaya. (Picture courtesy: @MIB_India)

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 Modi said the government wants to bring the north-eastern region on a par with other regions of the country.

PM Modi at the Elephant Falls in Shillong, Meghalaya, May 28, 2016. (Picture courtesy: @PMOIndia)
PM Modi at the Elephant Falls. He inaugurated the 65th Session of the North East Council (NEC) in Shillong on May 27, 2016. (Picture courtesy: @PMOIndia)

Meghalaya governor V. Shanmuganathan, chief minister Dr. Mukul Sangma, and Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal were also present at the function.

The Prime Minister also visited a heritage village in Meghalaya on Saturday.

Prime Minister Modi at a heritage village in Meghalaya on May 28, 2016, during his visit to the state. (Picture courtesy: @PIB_India)

(Picture courtesy: @PIB_India)

He was seen with interacting and even taking photographs of folk artists at the heritage village during his visit.

(Picture courtesy: @PIB_India)

(With inputs from ANI)