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Tribesmen run the bamboo race

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By EMN Updated: Dec 06, 2018 12:16 am
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A tribal walks on stilt-bamboo during a competition among community members in the indigenous sporting discipline during the Hornbill Festival, in Kohima.

Dimapur, Dec. 5 (EMN): As a part of sports and entertainment during the Hornbill Festival, a stilt-bamboo race organised by the Youth Resources department was held at Kisama on Dec. 5. A total 14 participants from different tribes competed in the event.
Stilt-bamboo race is an indigenous sport played by the men who race among themselves to test strength, skill and flexibility.
After two heats of race, three winners were selected: Wera Krome from the Chakhesang tribe emerged the winner while Tosa from the Konyak tribe; and Imrongtoba from the Ao tribe bagged the second and third position, in that order. The three winners received cash prizes.

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By EMN Updated: Dec 06, 2018 12:16:18 am