Day 2 of Hornbill festival 2021 witnesses show of traditional music, dance
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Kohima: The second day of the Hornbill festival witnessed a huge display of traditional music and dance as 17 tribes from Nagaland displayed their unique tradition.

The 17 tribes that performed during the cultural connect at the Naga Heritage Village at Kisama include Angami, Ao, Chakhesang, Chang, Khiamniungan, Konyak, Lotha, Phom, Pochury, Rengma, Sangram, Sumi, Yimkhiung, Zeliang, Garo, Kachari, and Kuki.

The cultural connect is a cultural extravaganza presented by the department of art and culture at the festival. The cultural connect which began on Wednesday will culminate with the ‘unity dance’, an approach to cultural homogenization among different tribes, on the last day of  the festival.

The cultural connect was graced by Anshul Gupta, General Manager of the North Frontier Railway (NFR), as the special guest, and Laksam Simai, Tourism Adviser from Arunachal Pradesh, as guest of honour.

Folk dances, indigenous games, and folk songs were presented by these tribes during the day-long celebration.

The evening cultural connect was graced by Principal chief commissioner of income tax, North East Region, Ministry of Finance, SH Shyam Kumar, as the guest of honour.

Kumar lauded the hospitable nature of the Nagas while also praising the unique culture and tradition. Witnessing the mixture of both young and old Nagas in preserving the rich culture and tradition, he encouraged people to visit the state and explore what Nagaland has to offer to the world.

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