Hornbill Night Carnival in Kohima from Dec 1

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Kohima, November 14: Kohima Chamber of Commerce and Industries (KCCI) has declared the ensuing Hornbill Night Carnival from December 1 to 10 as strictly ‘Plastic Free Zone’.
KCCI president Medozhatuo Rutsa along with Information and Publicity Secretary Kaihrü Henry Chisüte made the announcement during a press conference held at KCCI Tower here this evening.
KCCI organizes the Night Carnival as part of the International Hornbill Festival of Nagaland, an annual tourism promotion event of the State government.
Rutsa said that in lieu of the ban on usage of all forms of plastic and non-biodegradable materials, including mineral water bottles and thermocol, KCCI and Kohima Municipal Council would be providing alternate paper bags while eateries can use washable dishes.
Cautioning that defaulters would be penalized, Rutsa also requested the revellers to avoid the use of plastic bags and bottles.
He said that the 10-day night carnival this time would be set up from 6 pm to 9 pm from Phoolbari to Razhü Point.
Informing that the forms for opening of stalls, which would be around 200, will be issued from Thursday during office hours at KCCI Tower, Rutsa said that preference would be given to the local entrepreneurs and youths. The last date of submission of forms is November 22 while the declaration of stalls would be done on November 24.
He said that in order to check the exorbitant rates, especially food items, the KCCI would be seeking detailed information of the menu with price rates from the applicants.
Meanwhile, in view of the carnival and also the ensuing festive season, KCCI could be conducting mass social work on November 24 to give a face lift to the entire town.
In this, the KCCI president requested all the shop-owners and business establishments to come forward in cleaning their respective surroundings while also painting and lighting the front face of the shops.
He also informed that besides KMC and other organizations involvement in the social work, the PHE Department has been engaged to provide water to wash off the dusty surroundings. (Page News Service)