The 23rd edition of the Hornbill Festival 2022 has entered its third day on Saturday at Kisama, Heritage village. Various activities like Nagaland Literature Festival, Catapult target competition, Aadhaar enrolment stall, adhaar enrolment stall, prize distribution for exhibition-cum-competition of flowers, fruits, vegetables, and spices, painting competition, etc held in Kohima and Kisama.
Nagaland Literature Festival held in Kohima
Coinciding with the 23rd on-going Hornbill Festival, Writers Collective Kohima organized Nagaland Literature Festival at Capital Convention Hall, Kohima.
The festival included panel discussion, literary trends, author talks, creative writing, spoken word competition, in conversation with authors, meet the authors, book signings, drama, book sale, food and music etc.
In a brief note on the theme, “What Lies Ahead”, it stated that the theme was chosen to anticipate the new writings that are emerging from Nagaland.
It also said though it was not too ambitious to say that the writers were heading into a new direction with its writings, something that was definitely rooted in the past, the culture and tradition, yet it said it was an experience with new forms and subject matter.
The note attributed credit to the forerunners like Temsula Ao and Easterine Kire who paved the way for Naga writers and now there are many new breeds of writers who are continuing with that literary tradition but also carving out their own unique niches.
Believing in empowering creativity, the festival will also showcase traditional handicrafts, handmade jewellery, locally published books, stationary and other creative products through the line-up of stalls.
The festival was attended by prominent writers and authors.
Aadhaar enrolment stall at Kisama
Aadhaar enrolment and update stall has been set up at Hornbill Festival 2022, Heritage Village, Kisama.
A press release by UIDAI, regional office (RO) Guwahati, IEC manager, Mitun Chaktraborty, informed that the stalls could be visited to avail for the following Aadhaar related services such as aadhaar enrolment; update of demographic information in their aadhaar – name, address, gender, date of birth, mobile number or email id; update of biometric data in their aadhaar – photo, fingerprints and iris scans; download & print and document update.
Competition of flowers, fruits, vegetables and spices
The prize distribution for the state level exhibition-cum-competition of flowers, fruits, vegetables, and spices was held on December 3 at Hortiscape, Kisama.
Director for Horticulture, Y. Bongti Konyak, in his speech, lauded the participants and said participating in the competition had made the department attractive. He called upon the participants to participate not only at the state level but also at the national level and urged the winners to become entrepreneurs to encourage and motivate other farmers and the youths of the state.
The panel of judges for the exhibition event were joint directors of Agriculture, S. Yongchung Phom and Khriesezolie Kire, and deputy director, Agriculture, Rose Mary Ezung. The other judges also included prof. C.S. Maiti- Fruit Science, Dr. Sentirela Jamir- Vegetable Science, Dr. Graceli I Yepthomi- Spices, and Dr. Rokolhou Keditsu – Flower.
A total of 101 participants participated in the flower competition category while 293 participants took part in the fruits, vegetables, and spices category.
The winners received cash prizes along with certificates.
Painting competition as part of ‘SDG One Stop Destination’
Winners of the painting competition with their paintings.
As part of the “SDG One Stop Destination” of the Planning & Coordination Department, the department hosted the painting competition on the theme, “Nagaland for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)” at Hornbill Festival 2022on December 3.
According to DIPR report, the objective of this competition was to visualize SDGs from the lens of Naga culture and heritage. Chorovelu Ringa bagged the first position while Vijendra Singh and Mhonbeni Ngullie wer adjuded as second and third respectively. The winners were awarded prizes by Nayantara Sasikumar, OSD (Planning) & SDG nodal official.
The department has set up the ‘SDG One Stop Destination’ to disseminate the SDGs innovatively during the Hornbill Festival from December 1-10, 2022 at Kisama Heritage Village, near the Food Park. This dedicated SDGs destination has an SDG information desk and activities aligning to SDGs such as quizzes, games, short film screenings, pledges, and much more on all days during the festival. For more information, one may visit their social media handles @sdgccnagaland.
Catapult target competition 2022
State department of tribal affairs organized the second edition of the Catapult Target Competition 2022 at the Naga Heritage Village, Kisama.
The competition, sponsored by the ministry of tribal affairs, is organised with the aim to revive the dying indigenous game.
Imnasunep Ao, Akumnungchet Ao, and Kamminhao Kuki were declared as the winner, first runner-up, and second runner-up respectively.
They were awarded cash prizes of Rs. 10,000, Rs. 7,000 and 5,000 respectively along with certificates.