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Hornbill Festival 2020 to be hosted virtually from today

Hornbill Festival's tourism script has been rewritten, for COVID-19 guidelines, to align the industry with the changing dynamics and will be held virtually.

Hornbill Festival 2020 to be hosted virtually from today

Sentinel Digital Desk

Kohima: Internationally acclaimed annual 10-day Hornbill Festival of Nagaland is going to be celebrated virtually from today.

The festival will be telecasted through three TV channels.

Channel NameLive Telecast Dates
NDTV 24*71st December, 10:30am & 5th Dec 12:30pm
Northeast Live1st December, 11:30am & 3rd Dec 3:30pm
DD Kohima1st December, 5:30pm & 4th Dec 3:00pm

The Hornbill Festival will be uploaded and made available to everybody on all social media platforms.

The festival is held in Naga Heritage Village at Kisama near Kohima every year.

Chief Minister of Nagaland, Neiphiu Rio, greeted and welcomed everyone to the occasion of Hornbill Festival, the festival of festivals, which is being commemorated in a virtual mode.

He said that the Hornbill Festival is the flagship tourism event of Nagaland and has emerged as an internationally acclaimed global festival.

Rio also praised the festival as unique and like no other festival anywhere else. [Also Check: Top 10 Nagaland Food Dishes]

"The festival is a celebration of the Naga tribal way of life, an extravaganza of our rich cultural heritage, that showcases the energy and vibrancy of Naga youth," he stated.

The Hornbill festival has successfully propelled Nagaland's emerging soft power into the global stage, where every Naga is a stakeholder of the selling of their own raw products.

The Hornbill festival also signifies unity and oneness in all aspects while exemplifying the vast cultural heritage and potential of the Naga youths through the festival.

Most of the events are conceptualised, curated and implemented by young entrepreneurs, event management groups, innovators and non-government organisations that create a 100 crore plus Hornbill economy which generates more than 8000 jobs and is home to more than 500 events held across six districts of the state.

As COVID-19 has created a new normal in the country, Rio said that they are rewriting the tourism script by aligning the industry to the changing dynamics.

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