After the declaration of Mini Hornbill Festival by Nagaland Government, the first Mini Hornbill as the Tsungremmong Hornbill Festival 2018 was declared open on Wednesday by Nagaland Deputy Chief Minister Y. Patton at Imkongmeren Sports Complex at Mokokchung.
According to an official report today, addressing the gathering, Patton said it is a visionary decision of the PDA Government to hold Mini Hornbill Festival in all the district headquarters coinciding with major festival of different tribes of Nagaland to provide equal opportunities to all the people in promoting their cultural heritage and to showcase local products that are distinct and diverse.
Sharing his Tsungremmong greetings, he called upon the people to practice the essence of Tsungremmong Festival in everyday life. Cautioning the people about the influx of illegal immigrants from neighbouring states as an outcome of publication of the National Register of Citizen (NRC), he said Government need the support and co-operation of the people to check the problem.
He said this, in reference to the support extended by the people during Survival Nagaland, an initiative carried out by AKM. Tsungremmong greetings were also shared by Nagaland Minister, Higher Education and Technical Education Temjen Imna Along. The formal programme was followed by presentation of cultural items, tug of war and Under 14 Inter-school Barefoot Football Competition after which the Special Guest along with the rest of the dignitaries visited the stalls set up at the venue by various departments and NGOs.
Earlier, a fish stall was inaugurated by Patton in the presence of Mokokchung Deputy Commissioner Sachin Jaiswal, Nagaland Minister for Roads & Bridges Tongpang Ozukum and Minister for Urban Development & Municipal Affairs Metsubo Jamir.
The stall is being set up by the department to supplement the demand of the people and also to encourage the local fish farmers, the release said. UNI