Traditional dances, folk music mark second day of Hornbill Festival
An enthralling cultural extravaganza involving folk dances, songs, and indigenous games marked the second day of the ongoing 10-day Hornbill Festival at Heritage Village at Kisama, on December 2.
A number of tribes - including Angami, Ao, Chakhesang, Chang, Garo, Khiamniungan, Konyak, Lotha, Phom, Pochury, Kachari, Rengma, Sangtam, Sumi, Yimkhiung, Kuki and Zeliang Cultural Troupe – engaged festival-goers with their colourful traditional dances and music during the day-long cultural connect.
During the day, the first round of the season 8 of “Naga Chef – Let’s get cooking!” got underway at the amphitheatre at Kisama. Besides that, the results of HIPFEST 2021 photography competition, organised by the information and public relations department, was also declared on the day with Photo-37c, shot by Longso Yimkhiung, winning the contest. Inakavi Kasho and Parvej Akhtar stood second and third, respectively.
Northeast Frontier Railway general manager Anshul Gupta graced today’s cultural events as the special guest. Addressing the gathering, Gupta greeted the people of the state and informed them that Railways is working to bring trade to the capital city - Kohima.
He said that the Northeastern states have a lot of potential as every state has its own unique identity and is blessed in every field.
The evening session began with a cultural programme and was graced by SH Shyam Kumar, principal chief commissioner of income tax, Northeast Region, as the guest of honour.
Urging the people from the other states to come and enjoy the serene beauty, hospitality, and all the great things Nagaland has to offer, he said that he was overwhelmed by the unique culture and traditions of the state
The cultural connect, organised by the Nagaland art and culture department, will end with the “unity dance” on December 10. The unity dance signifies cultural homogenisation among the different tribes of the state.
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