Organisers offer Hornbill Festival highlights
Dimapur, Nov. 26 (EMN):A press conference highlighting the some of the main features of the Hornbill Festival was held on Nov. 26 in the conference hall of the Tourism department.
Addressing the media, the advisor for Tourism and Art & Culture department, Khehovi Yepthomi, sought from the media personnel cooperation with the Tourism department during the festival.
The commissioner-secretary for Art & Culture, Ahola Those, said in her address that 17 cultural troupes from all the tribes of Nagaland will be participating in the Hornbill Festival.
The troupes are composed of 35 dancers, and total 600 artists. She said there would be two ‘artists corners,’ at Kohima and Dimapur, which will be hosting workshops, demonstrations, besides sales and painting competitions. There will be cash prizes for winners, it was informed.
The Hornbill Festival will also feature boating, hiking, trekking and angling. She mentioned that Kisama will be a no-plastic zone and will not have any cold drink stalls or pan shops around.
The additional director for Tourism, Akhale V Khamo, said that the department had launched the Tourist Police for the first time for the event. Highlighting some of the programmes to be conducted at Kisama, the officer said that there would be a choral festival and competitions amongst the ‘morungs’; and Christmas nights, and a night carnival, which will be held at Kohima town and at Kigwema.