The North East Day at the Hornbill Festival took place in Kisama on December 2 with Odisha’s Governor Dr. SC Jamir as the chief guest. It was organized under the aegis of North East Zone Cultural Centre (NEZCC).
Dr. Jamir said that December is an important month for the Naga people from both historical and Christianity point of view as Nagaland attained statehood on December 1, 1963 and is a Christian dominated state.
Hornbill Festival, he said, is the right platform to showcase our ethnicity to tourists coming from abroad and different parts of the world.
He added that Nagas have been endowed with unique talents and Hornbill Festival is the common place where everyone gets the right opportunity to exhibit their talents.
Philippe Le, High Commissioner, Republic of Seychelles was also present on the occasion as the guest of honour. Indian singer Kailash Kher also graced the evening session.
The North East Day witnessed various cultural presentations – Berii Nyijir Ngunu by Arunachal Pradesh, Moran Bihu by Assam, Pung, Thangta & Stick Dance by Manipur, Shad Suk Mynsiem by Meghalaya, Cheraw by Mizoram, Rai Silli by Sikkim, Sangrai Mog by Tripura.
Partner state Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat (EBSB) Madhya Pradesh also rendered special presentation.
Morung Express News