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Colourful cultural event marks Day-6 of Hornbill Festival

Thursday, 07 December 2017 11:05
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Dimapur, December 6: Day six of the Hornbill Festival, 2017 witnessed colourful cultural events under the theme "Culturally Yours" with Lt General, Anil Chauhan and vice chancellor, Guwahati University, Dr Mridul Hazarika as the chief guest and the guest of honour respectively. The Hornbill Festival was started in the year 2000 by the State Government to showcase the ethnicity of Naga tribes which coincides with the Statehood Day, said Lt.General Anil Chauhan while addressing the gathering at the function. He said the festival has brought the state of Nagaland into the tourist map of India. At the same time, he commented that the festival connects the people of the State to their roots, besides promoting tranquillity and harmony within the society. This festival also gives an opportunity for the people of Nagaland to connect with the rest of the country particularly the North- Eastern states. The dances, costumes and tradition exhibiting at the festival are a reflection of simplicity, honesty, open-heartedness and the martial abilities of the Nagas, he said. The Assam Rifles and the Army stationed in the State are committed to establishing peace in the region referring to the long standing peace process, he said. He assured to give the assistance of the army and the Assam Rifles to the people of the State in all possible ways. The 6th day of the cultural festival was marked by Khaozaosie (Dance of Merry Making) by Khiamniungan Cultural Troupe, Sho Shinpu (Demonstration) by Phom Cultural Troupe, Topfü Modu, by Rengma Cultural Troupe and Suta lam by Kuki Cultural Troupe. Other performances included the Baijubu (Serpentine Dance), by Kachari Cultural Troupe, Alukumlale (folk song), by Sumi Cultural Troupe, Singing in praises of Hornbill Festival, by Sangtam Cultural Troupe, Mekhruseipie, by Angami Cultural Troupe, Anding O'ka by Garo Cultural Troupe. Air Officer Commanding in Chief, Eastern Air Command, Air Marshal, Anil Khosla graced the afternoon session of the 6th day cultural event as the chief guest. Chang cultural troupe performed the Local Grinding Tool Song, Zeliang Cultural Troup presented the Tinggeune Lim (Honey Bee dance), Yimchungru Cultural Troupe, performed the Are Jangachihkhi (settlement of boundary dispute), and the Pochury Cultural Troupe, presented the Shaho Shaho in the afternoon session. The session also witnessed the Yangkhum (Burial Rites) performed by Konyak Cultural Troupe, the Hozhale (folk song) performed by Chakhesang Cultural Troupe, the Alu Meyo presented by the Ao Cultural Troupe, and the Amongi Namvu Hono Chete Merengta (traditional games) performed by the Lotha Cultural Troupe. (Page News Service)

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