Mimkut Mini Hornbill Festival underway in Molvom
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Mimkut Mini Hornbill Festival underway in Molvom

By EMN Updated: Jan 17, 2023 10:48 pm
Mimkut Mini Hornbill Festival underway in Molvom
Cultural troupes presenting items at the ongoing Mimkut Mini Hornbill Festival in Molvom village on January 16.

Mimkut Mini Hornbill Festival underway in Molvom

A three-day 9th state-level Mimkut Mini Hornbill Festival, organised by Kuki Inpi Nagaland (KIN) and sponsored by state Tourism department, got underway on January 16 at GMS ground in Molvom village under Chümoukedima district on the theme ‘Unity through culture.’

A DIPR report stated that the retired commissioner and secretary, Alun Hangsing, attended the inaugural programme as the special guest. In his speech, Hangsing emphasised on the importance of celebrating Mimkut festival and exhibiting their ethnic culture through work that represents their roots.

He also wished the Kuki community to carry peace and prosperity through their festival.

Nagaland chief secretary, J Alam, attended the celebration on second day as the special guest, wherein he expressed joy in attending the festival and thanked the Kuki community for the grand welcome.

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Addressing the gathering, Alam stated that the Kuki tribe contributes in every development whether in farming, government, or any other sectors in Nagaland. While lauding their hard work and contribution to the development of the state, he encouraged the community to continue working hard and specifically emphasised on education, which would develop not only the community but also help in developing Nagaland.

He further stated that festivals like Mimkut Mini Hornbill are very important for preserving and promoting Naga cultures.

Meanwhile, the special invitee and ADC of Medziphema, Imsongmeren, urged the Kuki community to carry on their good approach towards unity and progress for a better future.

Report stated that the second day of the Mimkut Mini Hornbill featured different activities like traditional dances from different cultural troupes from Athibung, Inbung, Molvom, and song performances by different bands such as The Black Cheque RFG, and Artists like Maxxy Minthang, Helamboi Baite.

The three-day Mimkut Mini Hornbill festival would culminate on January 18 with night carnival, Miss Mimkut 2023 and a symposium on Kuki custom and culture with Keduosieu Metha, director of Tourism, government of Nagaland, as the special guest.

Dimapur, Jan. 17 (EMN)

By EMN Updated: Jan 17, 2023 10:48:14 pm