Nagaland police help woman recover lost belongings at Hornbill

Nagaland, Dec 3: Nagaland police have set up a centralized CCTV control room at the Kisama Hornbill Festival venue for the safety of all visitors. This helped a tourist recover her misplaced camera with a tripod from near the chapel on Day 1 of the festival.

The Nagaland Police shared that the CCTV footage of the Hornbill festival area was checked and proactive policemen tracked and recovered the belongings of the visitor within 30 minutes of receiving the report.

The very famous Hornbill Festival of Nagaland began on Wednesday. On the very first day, the festival was visited by more than 12,000 people at Kisama. The 10-day event began with much enthusiasm and fervour.

The Hornbill Festival is taking place after one year’s gap because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Jagdish Mukhi began the festival with the traditional gong of the Nagas.

On the occasion at the Naga Heritage Village, Mukhi, “The day is not far when the much-awaited peace agreement with Naga rebel groups will be signed. Everyone should make up their minds to create a conducive atmosphere for welcoming the new dawn of peaceful and progressive Nagaland“.

He also asked the young Nagas to take pride in Naga culture and heritage. The Hornbill Festival is a perfect platform for various tribes to showcase their culture. It also helps promote tourism and allied economic activities.

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On the occasion, Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio said, “It is one of the largest indigenous festivals wherein the uniqueness of our culture and its diversity is showcased in all its grandeur.”

The festival helps in enhancing tourism in Nagaland by gathering strength with every edition. On the occasion, Israeli Ambassador Naor Gilon, Consul General of United States Melinda Pavek, and her German counterpart Manfred Auber were also present.

Toka E Tuccumi, Tourism Department Assistant Director, said that they recorded 12420 footfall on the first day of the 22nd edition. Among that 9527 were locals, and 2882 were domestic travellers.