Kohima, December 6: Visitors have given mixed reaction of their experience at Hornbill Festival 2018. While many have voiced appreciation, there has also been constructive criticism from some. Here are some of the reactions penned in the visitors book at Kisama:
John Stavinoha from Texas USA wrote: “This is an excellent celebration and I hope it works to preserve culture in Nagaland. It is too easy for modernity to erase everything”.
Ayu Chakhroborti from Kolkata wrote, “First time at the festival. Excellent show loved every moment. Only felt that local transport to commute to the festival is tough. No taxis available”.
Vinit Chahar from Agra said, “Amazing experience to visit this festival. Many thing was to learn. Many things got to know the culture. Thanks Nagaland”.
“I love this festival and will come every year,” wrote Vikram and Jibon from Karbi Anglong Assam.
Harshit Tolia from Gujarat said, “its superb… rather no word, only feeling”.
Guests from Mumbai without putting their name said, “Great to see young talent perform and the tribes participating with enthusiasm and joy. Hope this helps spread cultural awareness across the globe and bring more visitors in future years. All the best and keep going”.
Somnath Gorain from Web Bengal wrote, “Festival is fantastic but very difficult to attend and enjoy the festival due to poor communication, i.e. bad condition of road. Infrastructure of mela area (Kisama) should be developed like hotel and home-stay.”
An unidentified guest wrote: “I am very sorry to say that the incharge of ladies toilet was very very rude. They behave very rudely to us. Such rude behavior is very embracing.”
A. Chowdhury from Tripura wrote, “A festival of colours. Kudos to the government for arranging such a festival to portray the rick culture and heritage of the Nagas. I bught a lot of stuffs from the handloom market and explored the festival to the fullest. My only suggestion would be to try develop the road condition of the state. Cheers to Hornbill”.
Lorenzo Franca from Spain wrote “Valuable and enjoyable festival. Thanks for sharing your culture and yourselves”.
Coco Chunel also from Spain said “I can’t wait to come back. Very happy to be here”.
An interesting comment came from Cornel Hinders from The Netherlands stating “India should leave Nagaland to the Nagas. It doesn’t belong to them”.
K Allegra Azulay from Austin, USA said “wordeful to see, we hope to come again. Love the dancing”.
Sushma Lama from Bhutan wrote “creative and lovely, very warm hospitality. Will visit again”.
A local visitor, Temjenkumla wrote “I had a very fun time here in Kisama”.
Another local Seuiyidavle from Lerie said “festival is fun but things are expensive”.
Many of the visitors had also written about the goods been too expensive and also made suggestions for payment through electronic means.
(Page News Service)