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Array of cultural performances, artistic displays to make Hornbill fest livelier

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HT Correspondent
DIMAPUR, Nov 29: The Nagaland art and culture department is
all set to offer a vibrant array of cultural performances, artistic

displays and historical showcases in the 10-day Hornbill Festival
2023 starting in Naga Heritage village at Kisama from December
1.
The festival promises to be a celebration of Naga cultural
heritage, attracting visitors for a rich and immersive experience.
The main arena of the festival will come alive with daily cultural
performances featuring 18 cultural troupes from within the
state. These troupes will showcase lively songs and dances,
adorned in colorful traditional attire, providing a captivating
glimpse into Naga cultural diversity.
The World War II Museum premises in Kisama will host the
Artists’ Corner, where various art forms will be displayed and
offered for sale. This corner will serve as a hub for artists to
showcase their talents and engage with the audience.
A dedicated Archives Week will be organised, featuring a
collection of selected historical documents from public and
private collections. The event will provide reading facilities for
students, scholars and researchers, offering insights into Naga
history.
Departmental publications will also be available for sale at the
World War II complex.
The World War II Museum in Kisama will be open to the public
from 10 am to 4 pm, inviting visitors to explore outstanding
relics and artifacts. It serves as a crucial site for understanding
and experiencing historical events.

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In the meanwhile, the SDG Coordination Centre (SDGCC), under
the planning and transformation department,  will host the
third edition of the  ‘SDG One Stop Destination’, an immersive
experience designed on how SDGs are linked with Naga culture
and heritage.
This year’s opening of the ‘SDG One Stop Destination’ pavilion
will be graced by Isabelle Tschan, resident representative of the
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on December
1, as the Hornbill Festival opens its doors to greet its
anticipated visitors.
On December 2, the students from Cherry Blossoms Kohima, a
school that supports children with disabilities, will participate in
the programme to highlight that there is no sustainable
development without fostering empowerment and inclusivity
for all.
The ‘SDG One Stop Destination’ has invited all festival
attendees to partake in an array of innovative and engaging
activities that will make the SDGs more accessible and relatable
to everyone and connect to the Naga heritage and culture.

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