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Dimapur Fest organisers clarify news report

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By Mirror Desk Updated: Dec 08, 2018 11:56 pm
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Eastern Mirror Desk
Dimapur, Dec. 8: Responding to news report, organisers of Dimapur Fest today clarified that the proposed event was devoid of any political affiliation but to bring different communities and denizens of
Dimapur together to celebrate unity in diversity.
The organiser was responding to allegation that the Dimapur Municipal Council (DMC) was involved with Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) for the fest. The organisers of the said fest “The Better Dimapur” team said this to media persons at Hotel Cedar in Dimapur on December 8. It clarified that it was the BJYM who approached the organisers “The Better Dimapur” team for collaboration and not the DMC. The organising members maintained that the business community was initially to be part of the fest but backed out on their own.

“The event was to bring different communities and denizens of Dimapur to celebrate unity and diversity which is being organised by the ‘Better Dimapur Team’ in collaboration with the DMC, Naga Council Dimapur, GBs’ Union Dimapur, Dimapur Urban Council Chairman Federation (DUCCF), and Naga Women Hoho Dimapur. The team constituted of independent groups looking towards making Dimapur a better place and making people aware on various social, civic and health issues,” they stated.

The organisers mentioned that the proposed fest is being organised ‘totally in the interest of the citizens with no political motives as the December Fest resonates with the most joyous time of the year which will also provide an opportunity to the youth and elderly alike to interact with the people from different walks of life and also garner an opportunity to explore and experience both traditional Naga heritage along with the modern,’
While clarifying that the December Fest has no political interference, the organisers said the fest was postponed so that it does not coincide with the annual Dimapur Night Carnival.

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By Mirror Desk Updated: Dec 08, 2018 11:56:10 pm