WW-II Car Rally Culminates In Kisama - Eastern Mirror
Saturday, April 13, 2024
Kohima, Nagaland

WW-II car rally culminates in Kisama

By EMN Updated: Dec 02, 2023 8:23 pm
Neiphiu Rio and Barbara Voss along with the participants of WW-II vintage motor car rally at Kisama on Saturday.

DIMAPUR — The World War-II vintage motor car rally, organised by Nagaland Adventure and Motor Sports Association (NAMSA), as part of the Hornbill Festival culminated at WW-II Museum Complex in Kisama on Saturday with German Consulate General, Kolkata, Barbara Voss, as the chief guest.

Speaking at the culmination programme, the chief guest lauded the idea of introducing the WW-II vintage motor car rally also thanked the Government of Nagaland for inviting the German band to showcase their musical talent at the festival.

Voss also mentioned the importance of partnerships and collaboration between the two in the areas of common interest. She said Nagaland was not only a “Land of festivals, beauty and wonderful people but also a land of surprises,” stated a DIPR report. She wondered how the vehicles used in the rally have been maintaining over the years and bringing it to live. She further expressed hope that the message of peace propagating through the event would be propagated around the world.

Nagaland Chief Minister and host of the Hornbill Festival, Neiphiu Rio, said the Hornbill Festival was not only showcasing the rich culture and traditions of the Nagas but also reminiscence of the past history by organising the WW-II vintage motor car rally as part of the festival. He acknowledged the participants for their sacrifices and participation in the rally.

In his introductory remarks, the chairman of NAMSA and adviser to CM, Abu Metha, thanked the chief minister for gracing the event and mentioned that he was the brainchild of the WW-II vintage motor car rally. He also thanked the German Consulate General Counsel, Barbara Voss, for taking part in the event as the chief guest.

“The rally not only propagates the message of peace, unity and universal brotherhood to the world but also adds more value, beauty and significance to the festival,” Metha said.

The rally commander, Moa Longkumer, said the rally was flagged off by advisor of Industries and Commerce, Hekani Jakhalu, from NAMSA headquarters in Dimapur.

Altogether, 21 vehicles including 12 vehicles from Dimapur and 9 from Kohima vied for the rally. Participants from Slovakia and Germany also took part in the rally.

The best discipline squad was awarded to Jeep No. 25, while the best tourism promotion squad was awarded to Jeep No.13, the best ladies squad to Jeep No. 11, best armoury squad to Jeep No. 02, the best uniform squad to Jeep No. 20, the best maintained vehicle to Jeep No. 04, and the most original vehicle to Jeep No. 03.

Also read: Hornbill Festival kicks off to spirit of unity in diversity

By EMN Updated: Dec 02, 2023 8:23:02 pm
Website Design and Website Development by TIS