Siikriinye Mini Hornbill festival at Phek from Jan 15

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Kohima, January 12: The State Government in association with Chakhesang Public Organization (CPO) is all set to organize Siikriinye Mini Hornbill festival at Phek town from January 15 to 17.
Siikriinye is the premier festival of Chakhesang-Nagas. The State Government has branded Phek district as “the land of tradition.”
Minister for planning & coordination and land revenue Neiba Kronu will be the chief host. Y. Patton, Deputy Chief Minister (Home & National Highways) will be Siikriinye guest on January 15 while KG Kenye, MP Rajya Sabha will be the special guest on January 16.
MLA Kuzholuzo (Azo) Nienu will be the guest of honour on January 17 while valedictory guest will be Phek deputy commissioner Orenthung Lotha.
The three day long festival will be marked by Naga wrestling, traditional fire making, cotton spinning & grass raincoat braiding, earthen pot making, nettle shawl weaving, bamboo stilt race, bamboo pushing game, exhibition stalls. adventure and outdoor activities at Tizu river, grass pelting, bamboo pole climbing, spot jump, log cutting, cock fight, indigenous tune competition, hollering competition, tug of war, traditional cart race, top fight, talent nite etc.
Apart from Chakhesang community, Pochury cultural troupe, Kivikhu village cultural troupe and Team Metamorphosis Wokha will also make special presentation during the festival.
Mini marathon (for under 15 girls) will also mark the festival under the banner of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao. Signature campaign will also be launched under Swachh Bharat on “Towards greener Phek district.” It will propagate “Say no to Plastic.”
Siikriinye Half Marathon under SVEEP campaign will also be part of the festival.
(Page News Service)