Hornbill Night Carnival under the aegis Kohima Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) got underway from Y. Junction to Razhu Point Kohima on December 1. It will continue till December 10. (Morung Photo)

Methaneilie Jütakhrie performs at DDSC Stadium on December 1 evening as part of the Hornbill International Music Festival 2017. Surfira, a band mentored by celebrity and singer Kailash Kher also performed along with other local artist. (Morung Photo)


Floral gallery and farmer’s mela at Hortiscape

Chief Minister TR Zeliang inaugurated the floral gallery and farmer’s mela at Hortiscape at Kisama on December 1. Farmers from 11 districts are participating in the exhibition cum sale of flowers, fruits, vegetables and spices.


1st 2nd and 3rd and consolation prizes were selected by judges in the flowers category of ferns & foliage, cacti & succulents, indigenous foliage & flowers, bulbs & tubers, orchids (indigenous & hybrid) bonsai, perennials, annuals & biennials, flower arrangement (fresh) flower arrangements (dry). Also in the fruit vegetables and species category 1st 2nd and 3rd Prizes and consolation in the category of oranges, pineapples, banana, kiwi, lime & lemon, papaya, guava, cabbage, cauliflower, cucurbits, broccoli, leafy vegetables, carrot, reddish, Naga mircha, large cardamom, ginger, turmeric, garlic, leek and tree tomato.


Prize distribution will be held on December 4 at Hortiscape. President of India Ramnath Govind also visited the Hortiscape.



Hornbill Kids Carnival

Hornbill Kids Carnival 2017 started at Children Park, NHV, Kisama which is being organized by Synergy and Richa production at the Naga Heritage Village. Highlights of the carnival include games, performances and experiences in different fields like Tram polling, Zip liner, Sky walk and many more. Kids can also showcase their talents through Mini Olympics, The voice kids and Beauty Pageant, where they will be awarded with certificates and prizes. The Kids Carnival will continue till December 10.


103 stalls at Bamboo Pavilion

The crafts bazaar organised by the Directorate of Industries and Commerce and NHHDC Ltd was inaugurated at the Bamboo Pavilion by Parliamentary Secretary, Amenba Yaden. It is being funded by DC (Handicrafts) Ministry of Textiles, Government of India. The craft bazaar has 103 stalls opened by local entrepreneurs and five stalls from other neighbouring States. This year the Pavilion has a number of young entrepreneurs taking part such as Chum chum’s bakers, Smokey Joes Restaurant and Grill, My Bamboo Story by the Youth Net, etc.


Under the banner of the Bamboo Story, a team from St. Joseph College participating in the Youth Net’s intercollegiate entrepreneurship competition, have set up a stall selling indigenous goods and crafts and one interesting item being sold is the locally made boom box made of bamboo.



3D Modern Art, sculptures and more at HIPFEST 2017

Hornbill International Photo Fest (HIPFEST) 2017, photography and art festival/exhibition was inaugurated by Parliamentary Secretary, Information & Public Relations and SIRD, Imtikumzuk. HIPFEST is being jointly organised by the Department of Information & Public Relations and Eastern Art Council, supported by the Department of Tourism.


HIPFEST features various aspects of photography such as acrylic/oil painting, sketching, sculpture and photos. This year’s HIPFEST features a special art exhibition (watercolour and pencil on paper) by Heather Layton, Senior Lecturer of Art in the Department of Art & Art History at the University of Rochester.


Altogether 45 participants are taking part in the Photography Contest under the theme ‘Colours of Nagaland,’ of which nine participants are in the children’s category (13 years and below). Another feature of the HIPFEST is the Glocal Film Fest to be held at ‘The Heritage’ on December 5 and 6 from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm, featuring short films from North America and Nagaland.


The HIPFEST exhibition is open from 10:30 pm to 4:00 pm throughout the festival. The results and prize distribution of the photography contest will be declared on December 7 and December 10 respectively.



Art Works, Painting & Sculptors at Artist’s Corner

The Artist corner is displaying various Art works, painting and sculptors in the at the Hornbill festival which began on December 1. As many as twenty artists are participating with about one hundred art works for the exhibition which are also for sale. Promotion of Visual art, Portrait, Cartoon, Sketch, Drawing etc and spot painting competition for students are the main highlights during the ten day long festival at Kisama. Official of Art & Culture informed that theme will be a painting competition on clean election Nagaland campaign on December 8 at the Artist corner premises. The Art exhibition is organized by the Art & Culture department in coordination with the Nagaland Art society.



Horse riding and pony cart transportation

The 2nd edition of the Horse riding and pony card transportation was flagged off by S Chuba Longkumer, Parliamentary Secretary of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services. In the flag off, IP Khala, Director of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services said that the second edition was brought with demand from the public so that the people can experience the ride with the fees of Rs 30 to 60.



Craftscape: Portfolio on Naga craft traditions

Craftscape, a portfolio on Naga craft traditions was inaugurated by Secretary for Tourism, Angau I Thou on December 1 at Kisama. The Craftscape is organized by Tribal Weave in collaboration with the Department of Tourism and Art and Culture department. The craft items displayed at the stalls are Anghya Nyekok (The Queen’s Bag) Thevora (Nettle Shawl), Pottery of Runguzu Nasa village, metal craft (a Konyak Naga Gunsmith), Rakdi (Head Gear), Henachi Tei (Banana Necklace), traditional earrings, Nyek (beaded necklace), cotton processing in the Naga textile grammar, Khiamniungan traditional headgear.




Hornbill half marathon number bib collection

All the runners who have registered for the 7th Hornbill Half Marathon 2017 have been informed to collect their number bibs at New Secretariat junction on December 2 between 10:00 am and 4:30 pm.


It must be noted that although spot registration is being offered at the said venue, it will be only for outstation runners who come from outside Nagaland since registration is closed for local runners on November 30.


All confirmed runners must report at the start New Secretariat on December 3 at 6:00 am for the race, to collect their starting pass and proceed to the holding area. The holding area will contain refreshment counter and toilet; hence no runner will be allowed to go outside the area till the start of race at 7:00 am. Runners willing to avail baggage counter facility must pin their baggage tags to their bag after filing in their personal details on the slip provided. However, they are advised not to keep expensive belongings in their bags.


All the runners have been further instructed to carefully read the guidelines provided along with their registration form and be thorough with the rules and regulations. No complaint will be entertained in regard to runners who finish their race outside the cut-off time to claim cash prizes, according to 3E Nagaland.

Morung Express News