Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Kohima Night Carnival from December 1


Kohima Chamber of Commerce and Industries (KCCI) is all set to host the Kohima Night Carnival from December 1 to 10 in the main town of the State capital, as part of the Hornbill Festival 2022.
Announcing this at a press conference at Hotel Japfü here on Sunday, KCCI president, Kezhazer Angami, said the event was a major attraction and was an integral part of the Hornbill Festival.
He said the event was to extend cooperation and goodwill to the citizens of the capital at the same time extended an invitation to the people to come, revel and be part of the carnival.
He informed that the management committee would be headed by KCCI vice president Tolto Vizol and Azai Kerhüo.
The carnival will be organised at the usual place i.e. from Y-junction below City Centre to Razhü point Kohima.
On the road diversion during the carnival, Angami informed that although Khuochiezie (local ground) was used as parking space and road diversion in the previous years it was under renovation works.
However, he said the district administration had discussed the problem with the contractors and accordingly the ground would be opened up for vehicles to pass through.
For the vehicle space, he informed that the multi-level parking space at NST area would be used as a stop-gap during the carnival.
On the other carnivals which takes place in other parts of the City, Angami said those were not part of Hornbill calender, however, they were organised by the locality youth bodies and would all add more colors to the festivities in the capital.
Besides the local cuisines, gift, decorative, street food and entertainment stalls, there will be live music and street performances.
The bulk of vendors include student bodies, groups, clubs, self-help groups, churches, local communities and friends. Local entrepreneurs would be able to showcase, sell and market their products.
While sale of alcohol would be banned, entrepreneurs selling bottled and labelled local brews would be available for takeaways.
In regard to the prices of food items during the carnival, KCCI informed that it had listed the prices of food items according to the market rates in order to control exorbitant prices on the items to be sold.
A total of 120 licences for the stalls have been issued so far while around 10 is reportedly in the waiting list.
There will be a lucky draw during the carnival, a mobile photography contest while other awards would include cleanest stall, most innovative stall and best decorated building.
There will be a total ban on single use plastic and non-biodegradable products during the carnival.
Meanwhile, Angami informed that there would be a mass social work for the business establishments in Kohima municipal area on November 30, 2022.
All the shops would remain closed from 6-9 a.m. during which shop owners would have to clean and decorate their respective establishments.
He disclosed that KCCI had requested All Kohima Municipal and Ward Panchayats (AKMWP) to inform all the respective shops in the colonies to put up decorative lights.
He said this exercise was in order to spruce up Kohima city to welcome the festive month.

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