Sunday, April 11, 2021

Hornbill Festival: A glance at some stalls at Kisama

Kohima, December 4: Nagaland Coffee at Kisama is a coffee stall run by Kajukho Arucho, Vivito Yeptho and Dr Peter Vermeulen from South Africa which is being promoted by the Department of Land Resources.
The main purpose of setting up the Nagaland coffee stall at Kisama during the Hornbill Festival is to promote the Nagaland coffee to the outside world. Besides promoting, it is also to encourage and help our young Naga boys and girls to develop a sense of responsibility in this fast changing world, said an official release.
The coffee served at the stall is brought from Wokha, Zunheboto, Mon and Mokokchung districts. Nagaland Coffee is presently exporting to the countries of South Africa, Dubai and Bahrain.
A variety of coffee such as Espresso, Cappuccino, Latte, Americano, Flat White and Scotch Espresso is available at all times.
Yosa Furniture Unit
A young and energetic youth from Jakhama village, Kelethuto Yosa who did his BA History (Honours) from Delhi University runs a stall “Yosa Furniture Unit”, made purely of Alder tree, also known as the State tree of Nagaland at Bamboo Pavilion, Naga Heritage Village, Kisama.
He started this unique venture as part of the Hornbill Festival. Though simple and impressive, the stall never fails to get a glimpse of people crossing by. He ventured into the business out of his passion for handicrafts and woodcarving. At the same time, he also expressed his enthusiasm on tourism thereby promoting our ethnicity in the form of showcasing our culture and tradition to the outside world. He said that Hornbill festival is the perfect platform to exhibit our culture and heritage and how the naga people are distinct from others in terms of culture and tradition.
He said the items in his stall like stools, dining tables, centre tables etc are purely made of Alder tress found at Jakhama village aging more than 200 to 300 years. People, particularly tourists coming from outside the State, wants to buy his products as a token but they cannot due to lack of transportation and difficulties in shipping or courier services, he said.
‘MYKI’ products
The Women Resource Department has set up a Department stall where the products of ‘MYKI’ are on display for exhibition cum sale as part of the ongoing Hornbill Festival at Naga Heritage Village, Kisama. The acronym MY is My and KI is House which means My House Production.
The stall showcases a variety of products made by Self Help Groups with the initiative and support of the Women Resource Department.
Apart from carrying bags, Mekhelas, neck warmer, caps, wrapping papers, baskets, handbags, the department also emphasises on food items prepared by SHGs formed by the department in the districts where the raw materials are brought from different districts in the state. This event will continue as an annual event coinciding with the Hornbill festival.
NWVA food stall
The Nagaland Women Voluntary Association is running a food stall at Kisama Heritage Village as part of the ten-day Hornbill Festival. The stall offers buffet for both vegetarian and non-vegetarian.
The association comprises of wives of State legislators, lady AHoDs and lady HoDs. The funds from the profits are being used for charity works in the State especially during Independence Day and Republic Day.
(Page News Service)