Dimapur, January 28: The last day of the Bishu-mini hornbill tribal festival 2019 at Urban Haat Dimapur was graced by President, Naga Council Dimapur, T Pangerloba as special guest.
Addressing the gathering, Pangerloba, appreciated the Kachari community for organising the festival in such a grand manner. Acknowledging stalls being set up by government departments and different section of people, he said that Dimapur is the backbone and the eye of the people of Nagaland which is also regarded as mini India, where different communities peacefully coexisted.
Speaking on the importance of preserving own culture and tradition, Pangerloba appraised the gathering that the culture and traditions are the identity of a community. Therefore if one’s loses its tradition it loses its identity, he said.
He also called the people of Kachari community to step up and move forward with the rest of the Nagas in every field. Terming Naga political issue a problem that hampers the society , he called everyone to come together and work towards early Naga political settlement and to look forward for a better future.
Deputy Director, Veyielo Doulo, in his keynote address said that festival are held to give thanks to almighty, to invoke god’s blessings and to promote unity & peaceful coexistence and to share the blessings with others. On being criticized by some people about the Hornbill Festival, he stated that the Hornbill Festival is not about the worshiping of the bird but the hornbill feathers being used in all the tribe’s headgear the government named the festival after it.
Highlights of the first session includes prayer by mission Board, Chairman, Dimasa Baptist Hosom, welcome address by President, DPON, K.Napen, cultural dances by Dimasa Cultural Troupe, Dhansiripar, Manipuri Cultural Troupe, Manipur, Moka Cultural Troupe & Nahor Cultural Society, Nahabari Village, special number by Joypen Khersa and vote of thanks by Publicity Secretary, DPON, Amon Difoesa.
Area manager, Food cooperation of India, Bankim Phonglo graced the second session as special guest who also addressed the gathering.
The second session was marked by literary competition and cultural extravaganza.
(Page News Service)