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Updated: December 10, 2013 02:03 IST

More than 1.60 lakh people visit Hornbill Festival

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Girls perform at the Hornbill festival at Kisama village on the outskirts of Kohima city, capital of Nagaland. Photo: Ritu Raj Konwar
The Hindu Girls perform at the Hornbill festival at Kisama village on the outskirts of Kohima city, capital of Nagaland. Photo: Ritu Raj Konwar

Will attract more people, says Nagaland CM

The biggest indigenous festival of the Northeast and the annual tourism promotional festival organised by the Nagaland government — The Hornbill Festival — has so far attracted over 1.60-lakh visitors, including foreign tourists, who thronged the picturesque Naga heritage village, some 12 km from the State capital.

The Tourism Department figures indicated that the 10-day-long festivities, which entered the eighth day on Sunday, witnessed 1,61,784 tourists, including 1,347 foreign tourists, 14,237 domestic tourists and 1,311,35 locals.

Talking to reporters on the sidelines of the festivities at Kisama, Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio said that there had an been overwhelming response from tourists and other people.

He hoped more number of people would be visiting the festival in the years to come.

He said Nagaland had become a safe destination for tourists who during the festival could witness the beautiful culture and tradition of different tribes of the State.

The festival, inaugurated by President Pranab Mukherjee on December 1, will conclude on Tuesday evening.

The girls in the picture are wearing Mizo traditional dress. Perhaps they are from Mizoram.

from:  Keimolasaw
Posted on: Dec 12, 2013 at 12:28 IST

Very good, more coverage of North-east is required.
Ignoring smaller size states is the largest contributor of problems faced by all.

from:  yog
Posted on: Dec 11, 2013 at 01:54 IST
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