Curtain comes down on week-long Hornbill Festival
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Last Updated: Monday, December 07, 2009, 19:33
Kohima: The week-long annual Hornbill festival displaying various facets of Naga life and culture came to an end this evening with spectacular display of fire works presentation of prizes to cultural troupes and musical bands in different categories.

During the closing function held in the main arena of the amphitheatre of Kisama Heritage village, Parliamentary secretary for tourism and culture gave away prizes to various folk cultural troupes for their presentation and ceremoniously lit the bonfire amidst battle cries of Naga dancers.

Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio gave away prizes to winners of the national rock contest, also held in the village as part of the Hornbill festival.

As most of the activities of the festival were held at the heritage village, 10 km south of here, Kohima Chambers of Commerce and Industry organised a week-long Night Carnival in Kohima facilitating people to taste variety of food items.

Besides all the north eastern states, the festival this year witnessed participation of cultural troupes from Japan, Korea, Thailand and Myanmar. An estimated 500 foreign tourists visited the state during the festival.


First Published: Monday, December 07, 2009, 19:33

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