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Art and Culture department invites people to festival

By EMN Updated: Nov 25, 2018 12:11 am
Workers getting the venue of the Hornbill Festival ready, on Nov. 14 at Kisama, near Kohima town.

Kohima, Nov. 24 (EMN):The department of Art & Culture has listed out some of the highlights for this year’s edition of the Hornbill Festival. The department issued a press release to the media on Saturday informing about the events that would form part of the state’s annual cultural showcase.
A regular feature to the festival is daily cultural dance and music performances at the main arena. Cultural troupes from all tribes within and outside the state will be arriving soon to ‘showcase their colourful traditional attires with their lively songs and dances,’ the departments stated in the press release.

The Artists’ Corner, a showcase for art, will be set up at the World War 2 Museum’s premises at Kisama; and Hotel Saramati’s premises in Dimapur will have an exhibition and sale of art works, demonstrative arts and live-sketching, besides a painting exhibition, art competitions, and ‘slide shows,’ among others.

Further, an “archives’ exhibition” will also form part of the festival. The exhibition will showcase collection of selected historical documents from public and private records, with reading facilities for interested students, scholars and researchers; and sale of departmental publications. The event is to be set up at the WW-II complex, the department informed.

Likewise, the World War 2 Museum will be opened to the public from 10:00 am and till 4:00 pm to publicise ‘historic events, importance of artefact, relies of the past life to the younger generation,’ the department stated. “Come and experience the colourful Naga cultural heritage,” the press release added.

Tourism officer detained for ‘blank firing’ at Kisama

Our correspondent
Kohima, Nov. 24 (EMN): Amid hectic preparations that are currently on for the Hornbill Festival at Kisama village near Kohima town, an officer of the Tourism department was detained allegedly for opening ‘blank fire’ on the night of Nov. 23 at the village.

Sources told Eastern Mirror that some misunderstanding cropped up among officers during the stated evening at Kisama. The unidentified officer allegedly fired two blank rounds. On hearing the sound of shots, villagers reported the matter to the police and the government officer was detained at South Police Station.

It was also reported that the officer was drunken at the time of the incident. An FIR in this regard was filed by the villagers. When contacted, the PRO of the police establishment said that the officer was released on Nov. 24 on a Personal Recognizance Bond.

By EMN Updated: Nov 25, 2018 12:11:22 am