Dimapur, July 31: Mokokchung is all geared up to celebrate the Tsungremmong Hornbill Festival from August 1 to 3 at Imkongmeren Sports Complex Mokokchung.
Tsungremmong, which is the premier festival of the Aos, is a festival of Thanksgiving and Blessing. The essence of Tsungremmong is sanctification of the self and society for obtaining blessings from God, practiced since the time of our forefathers. Thus, the festival is celebrated through songs and dance and community life enhance through sharing.
This year the celebration of Tsungremmong Hornbill Festival is a collective celebration initiated by the Government of Nagaland and the people of Mokokchung District.
On August 1, the programme would start at 1 p.m. where Deputy Chief Minister Nagaland, Y. Patton will be the special guest and in the evening from 5 p.m. onwards a programme to celebrate Ao traditional and modern times will be held where Advisor, Tourism and Art & Culture, Nagaland, Khehovi Yepthomi will be the special guest.
On August 2, Chief Minister, Nagaland, Neiphiu Rio will grace the programme at 1 p.m. and the evening programme for showcasing traditional attires and ornaments will be from 5 p.m. where Advisor, Industries & Commerce, Nagaland, Imnatiba will be the special guest.
Minister, Public Works Department, Nagaland, Tongpang Ozukum will be the special guest at the Final Day programme on August 3 from 10 a.m. and in the evening at the Finale, Rock bands and Dance Crews will be on stage where Deputy Commissioner, Mokokchung will be the special guest. (Page News Service)