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KVYO statement on HIRC controversy

Friday, 24 November 2017 11:54
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The Kohima Village Youth Organisation appreciates the timely government response to the controversial words used inorder to shift Hornbill International Rock Contest to Dimapur City.

"Security related Issues" was too unpalatable for KVYO in particular and for every law abiding resident of the capital. Even the mention of "traffic congestion" was confounding since both kohima and dimapur faces the same problem. 

KVYO once again wishes to make it very clear that, we never bore any objection to the shifting of HIRC or any Hornbill related activity in general to any part of our state by the government. Nor is there any reason for us to do so for something that is not at all our prerogative.

However the earlier shocking excuse defiled our image and nullified all previous sacrifices. For the record, kohima has hosted all previous editions of HIRC and other events successfully without any breach of security. From the time Hornbill festival was first celebrated at Kohima Local Ground (Khuochiezie) till today where various events has expanded to Kisama, Peren, Zunheboto, Phek and Dimapur district's. There has never been a security threat either at Kohima or any of the other district's including dimapur.

We Nagas have never been known for ill-treatment of our visitors and guest. Not even the enemy during periods of unrest and conflict. Every Naga community including Kohima village goes out of its way to ensure the safety of people residing within. The state government should of all institutions never again give false negative and whimsical labels to places and people! Especially for an entertainment activity. 

KVYO wishes that people and communities imagine themselves in our place and understand why we couldn't remain silent and swallow an insult upon our community publicly for a mere Rock concert!

KVYO from the start desired that the issue was laid to rest by undoing the wrong that was said. With CMO finally retracting the statement and 'clarifying' upon the matter. We at KVYO express our gratitude to the chief minister in particular for his maturity and all those upright government servants, honest public leaders of Kohima as well as others and a very supportive public who stood with KVYO when kohima the capital was falsely labeled in national and state media unjustfully.

KVYO wishes the HIRC a grand success and assures our humble cooperation to the district and law enforcement agencies for any Hornbill  festival related activity that might be held in our area as it was in the past.


Medozhatuo Rutsa      Ruokuoneitso kire

President                      Gen.Secy

KVYO         KVYO


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