Arunachal Pradesh CM Pema Khandu Joins Festivities; Diverse Cultural Troupes Mesmerize Audience

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Monday, December 04, 2023
Arunachal Pradesh CM Pema Khandu Joins Festivities; Diverse Cultural Troupes Mesmerize Audience
Vibrant Cultural Extravaganza at Hornbill Festival 2023 Leaves Audience Spellbound
The third day of the Hornbill Festival 2023, held at Naga Heritage Village in Kisama, unfolded as a captivating cultural spectacle, showcasing the rich diversity of Nagaland's tribes. The event featured distinguished guests, vibrant performances, and initiatives aimed at fostering cultural inclusivity.

Morning Session Highlights: Assam Rifles DG Applauds Nagaland's Traditions
The morning session welcomed Director General of Assam Rifles, Lt. Gen PC Nair, as the chief guest. Lt. Gen Nair, in his address, lauded the vitality of Nagaland's traditions, symbolized by rhythmic beats and resounding cheers. Expressing the Assam Rifles' commitment to peace and prosperity in Nagaland, he highlighted initiatives, including a noble project training students from remote areas for national-level competitive exams.

The cultural extravaganza showcased traditional dances and songs from various tribes, including Angami, Chang, Garo, Ao, Tikhir, Chakhesang, Kuki, Konyak, and Khiamniungan. The event commenced with a traditional welcome, accompanied by howlings, and a tribal blessing by Vilazosie Punyü, Head GB of Khonoma Village.

Afternoon Session: Arunachal Pradesh CM Pema Khandu Joins the Celebration

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu graced the afternoon session as the chief guest. The host, Minister Jacob Zhimomi, and co-host, Advisor Kropol Vitsu, welcomed guests, including Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly Speaker Passang D Sona, General Manager North Frontier Railways Dr. Chetan Kumar Shrivastava, Northeast Frontier Railway DRM Prem Ranjan Kumar, Alexandro, Capt. Raghu from Adani Group, and Baichung Bhutia.

Cultural troupes from Lotha, Phom, Pochury, Rengma, Sangtam, Sumi, Kachari, Yimkhiung, and Zeliang communities showcased mesmerizing songs and dances, adding to the festival's vibrancy.

Social Media Buzz: CM Pema Khandu Shares Hornbill Festival Experience

CM Pema Khandu took to social media, expressing his delight at attending the Hornbill Festival 2023. His post highlighted the cultural inclusivity and diversity witnessed during the Naga tribes' dance performances and the beats at the Hornbill International Music Festival. Gratitude was extended to Nagaland CM Neiphiu Rio for the invitation.

The Hornbill Festival 2023 continues to be a testament to Nagaland's cultural richness, attracting guests from various regions and fostering a spirit of celebration and unity. As the festivities unfold, spectators eagerly anticipate more captivating moments in the days to come. #HornbillFestival2023 #CulturalCelebration 🎉🎶