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Cultural Connect - true essence of Hornbill Festival


Cultural Connect - true essence of Hornbill Festival
Ao cultural troupe performing Ao Prak (Bamboo Dance) at the evening session of the ‘Cultural Connect’ at Naga Heritage Village, Kisama on the 6th day of the Hornbill Festival on December 6. (DIPR Photo)

 

Kohima, December 6 (MExN): The Hornbill Festival, one of the biggest festivals in North East India drew into its sixth day at Naga Heritage Village, Kisama with yet another impressive and enthralling cultural extravaganza that left the audience in awe of the rich and colorful culture and traditions of the Nagas. 

 


“Cultural Connect” is a daily cultural event where all the tribes of Nagaland perform and showcase the beautiful yet diverse culture of the Nagas to people from across the globe. Infact the “Cultural Connect” session represents the true essence of the Hornbill Festival.

Lotha
Lotha Cultural troupe demonstrating ‘Sarülo,’ an indigenous courting game at the morning session of the Hornbill Festival’s ‘Cultural Connect’ at the Naga Heritage Village, Kisama on December 6. (DIPR Photo).


The morning session of Cultural Connect on December 6 at Heritage Village, Kisama began at 10 am with Y Patton, Deputy Chief Minister Nagaland and Noke Wangnao, Advisor Social Welfare, Home and Civil Defence as the Chief Hosts. They were also accompanied by a host of other Ministers and Advisors.

 

Pochury
The Pochury cultural troupe performing a traditional game called 'Awu' at the Cultural Connect program of the ongoing Hornbill festival at Kisama on December 6. Awu is a popular traditional game played by young girls. The players are divided into 2 teams, each consisting of 10 to 15 members. Each player tie a cloth around their waists to which they hold on to. Forming two straight lines, the lead person of the first group tries to catch/ touch the last player of the second group and the second group also attempts the same. The group that manages to catch or touch more players in the opposing team is declared the winner. (Morung Photo)
 

 

Thai Cultural Troupe
Thai cultural troupe performs at 'Cultural Connect' at the main arena, Naga Heritage Village, Kisama on the 6th day of the ongoing Hornbill Festival on December 6. (Morung Photo)
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