Friday, January 27, 2023

First day of Hornbill Festival at Naga Heritage Village, Kisama

The 23rd edition of Hornbill Festival, festival of festivals, began Thursday at Naga Heritage Village, Kisama exhibiting the rich cultural heritage of the Nagas.
The inaugural day was marked by vibrant cultural display and inauguration of various stalls, tribal huts and exhibitions set up by government departments, organisations, business community, individuals and other communities.
CM inaugurates stalls & exhibitions: The multimedia exhibition celebrating 75 Years of India’s Independence in commemoration of “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” was inaugurated by Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio. The exhibition is being organized by PIB, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, government.
According to a DIPR report, the CM also inaugurated the “Hortiscape” comprising of Floral Galleria, Kaleidoscope Hortus and Naga Organic Pavilion.
According to a DIPR report, The Floral Galleria is displaying the items of the winners and participants of the Hornbill Festival Flower Competition, in categories of ferns and foliage, cacti and succulents, indigenous foliage and flowers, bulbs, tubers &rhizomes, orchids (indigenous), orchids (hybrids), and bonsai.
To celebrate the rich biodiversity of the state’s indigenous crops such as Burmese Grapes, Pea Egg Plant, Bitter Egg Plant, Pungent Ginger, Sumac, Sichuan Pepper, Black Dammar/Raal, Pork Fat Nut, Sohiong/Black Berry, Ink Nut/Haritaki, Hog Plum, Fan Palm Seed, Wild Fig, Wild Apple, etc. are kept on display at the Kaleidoscope Hortus, Hortiscape.
The flowers, fruits and vegetables would be on display till the end of the festival, and different organic fruits, vegetables and fruit products will also be sold. Rio also visited the Naga Organic Pavilion put up by the Agriculture Department.
Imagi.Land: Children’s Park: “Imagi.Land: A happy place for happy people, Children’s Park” was inaugurated by advisor, Tourism and Art & Culture, Khehovi Yepthomi and advisor to chief minister, Abu Metha.
According to a DIPR report, the park would be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and would host live shows featuring different bands from December 1-10, 6 p.m. onwards.
Hipfest 2022: ‘Colours of Nagaland’: HIPFEST under the theme, “Colours of Nagaland” organised by the Portrait Enterprise with support from DIPR and Tourism Department was inaugurated by Chief General Manager, State Bank of India, Vincent Menachery at WW II area, Kisama in the presence of commissioner & secretary, IPR, Maria Yanthan, additional director, IPR, Dzüvinuo Theünuo and joint director, IPR, Asangla Imsong and other officials.
Imnatiba inaugurates bamboo pavilion: Advisor, Industries & Commerce, Labour & Employment, Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Imnatiba Jamir inaugurated the Bamboo Pavilion, organized by the Directorate of Industries & Commerce at Naga Heritage Village, Kisama.
According to a DIPR report, inaugurating the bamboo pavilion, Imnatiba said that the festival was a platform to provide an opportunity to local entrepreneurs to promote and sell their products. Around 110 stalls with handwoven fabrics, decorative pieces, traditional items and others have been set up at the Bamboo Pavilion.
Craftscape – The Naga Craft Portfolio 2022: Principal secretary to CM and development commissioner, Nagaland, Amardeep S. Bhatia inaugurated the Craftscape – The Naga Craft Portfolio 2022, organised by Tribal Weaves. Visiting the stall, S. Bhatia witnessed the process of crafting and weaving demonstrated by the craftsmen and weavers with weaving devices and hand tools, informed a DIPR report.
50 artworks at Artist Corner: 27 artists have put up a of 50 artworks includes sculptures, oil paintings, modern arts and pencil sketches at the Artist Corner organised by the Department of Art & Culture. These artworks are up for sale, informed DIPR.
NSLSA providing legal service: The 10-day legal services stall was formally inaugurated by Nagaland State Legal Services Authority (NSLSA) member secretary, Victo Sema in the presence of NSLSA project officials and panel lawyers from Kohima District Legal Services Authority (DLSA).
NSLSA said at the legal services stall, one can avail various legal services for free and that the panel lawyers would also be available for assistance.
Aadhaar enrolment/update stall: To facilitate Aadhaar Enrolment/Update facilities for the residents, UIDAI, Regional Office, Guwahati, in coordination with the State government of Nagaland, has set up Aadhaar Enrolment/Update stall. Residents have been asked to visit the stall and avail Aadhaar related services.

CM Neiphiu Rio and others after inaugurating the multimedia exhibition. (NP)
Amardeep S. Bhatia witnessing the weaving process after inaugurating the Craftscape, Thursday. (DIPR)
Some of the artworks displayed at Artist Corner, World War II Museum, Kisama. (DIPR)
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