Kohima, December 6: Governor of Mizoram, Kummanam Rajasekhar on Thursday termed the Hornbill Festival as the biggest cultural extravaganza in the North East region.
Addressing a mammoth gathering of visitors as the chief guest on the sixth day of cultural presentation at Naga Heritage Village Kisama, the visiting Governor said the mission of the festival is to revive, protect, sustain and protect the richness of the Naga heritage and the tradition is clearly visible.
Maintaining that the colourful display of traditional dances, sports and songs of various tribes is a once in a lifetime experience, he said that cultural dances, indigenous sports and folk songs are the rich medium to promote the culture of Nagaland to other parts of the country.
He also said that the colourful and vibrant celebration with the beat of the log drums, colourful headgear, soulful war cry, the exquisite costumes of the culture are mystic and intriguing.
The festival has become a unique platform to witness the cultural diversity, not only for the people of Nagaland but also for the people the seven sisters and tourist from various parts of the country and world, the Governor said while congratulating the people of Nagaland for making hornbill festival one of the most important and talked about festival all over the world.
Cultural troupes from 17 Naga tribes enthralled the visitors throughout the day.
Besides the cultural troupes, the day was marked by World War-II rally, Sumi Naga traditional kick fight – Akikiti and workshop on Naga ornaments.
(Page News Service)