Dignitaries at the 6th edition of the Dimapur Night Carnival on December 12. (Morung Photo by Soreishim Mahong)
Morung Express News
Dimapur | December 12
The 6th edition of the Dimapur Night Carnival started with a bang with bigger crowd, more music and better added attractions to herald the festive season.
This edition, visitors and revelers can visit 250 standard canopied stalls exhibiting and selling products and wares including trinkets, local delicacies, fortune games and local wine, the major spirit puller.
Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Pangnyu Phom, in his address said Dimapur being the commercial hub as well as the ‘Mirror of Nagaland’, its citizens are most fortunate to live in the cosmopolitan city.
The minister said Dimapur being one of North East top commercial cities should set a good example for rest of Nagas and other states by being more humble and disciplined.
Pangnyuh said the night carnival provides a golden opportunity for local entrepreneurs and educated unemployed youths to showcase their talents and also sell their products. He said the carnival also provides a platform to upcoming artistes to further their careers and realize their dreams.
Visitors at the 6th edition of the Dimapur Night Carnival on December 12. (Morung Photo by Soreishim Mahong)
Further, the minister called upon the organizers to cooperate and work in tandem with the district administration in other spheres including law and order.
Deputy Commissioner, Dimapur, Sushil Kumar Patel, who is also chairman of the Night Carnival, in his welcome address, lauded the organizers for introducing one of the most exciting events in Dimapur in the month of December.
The DC said this year’s night carnival stands out from previous editions including the standard and uniform stalls (custom made canopies), which he said, is perhaps the first of its kind in Nagaland. The night carnival chairman also extended hearty welcome to all visitors and festive shoppers from other districts to spend the festive season with the Dimapurians.
Earlier, Sarah Yepthomi, and Yen Zhimo, set the mood for the audience with their special numbers.
The main highlight of the inaugural day was the scintillating concert of Nagaland’s favourite band ‘Lords of the Rocks’ and guest band ‘Two Fingers’