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Indigenous games, dance mark Hornbill Festival day 5

DIMAPUR, DEC 5 (Correspondent)
Published on 6 Dec. 2012 12:13 AM IST
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Fifth day of the Hornbill Festival 2012 at Kisama was marked by two indigenous games competition, namely fire making and tops spinning.

In the fire making competition which was held at the main arena, two participants from each tribe were allowed to participate.

The equipments like wooden handle, bamboo shield strips, cotton, millet straw and thatch was self arranged by the participants and no other chemical substances were allowed.

The participants were allotted 20 minutes wherein the winners were declared to the one who could first light a candle from the fire they ignited.

The first prize was bagged by Lovito Sumi, second and third by Achum Chang. In the top spinning competition held at Amphi Theatre, Chikokruyi Chakhesang bagged first prize, second and third prize by Hoikhe Sumi and A.C. Mallon from Garo tribe.

Cultural session
The fifth day morning cultural programme of the Hornbill Festival at Naga Heritage Village, Kisama was held under the banner of ‘Unity’where eight cultural troupes participated in the programme.

The morning cultural session was graced by general manager North East Frontier Railway, Verdi as special guest; PCCF & HOFF Meghalaya, Nautiyal IFS and CCF Social Forestry Meghalaya, C.P. Marak IFS also attended the morning cultural session as honour guest.

Sumi cultural troupes from Kilomi village, Ao cultural troupe from Khensa village ,Zeliang cultural troupe from Nehangran village,  Yimchenger cultural troupe from Moya village performed. 

Naga wrestling while Angami cultural troupe from Jakhama village demonstrated a game played with a seed of creeper plant called Phieda which is an exciting indigenous game played by Women folk in the Angami areas.

Sangtam cultural women welfare society Longkhim from Sangvi village performed the hard task of pounding the grains to remove the husk.

The Khiamniungan dancing club from Phesu village performed a war victory dance and song called E. Yoh which was sang after the successful raid where the enemy’s head was brought in to the village. Kuki cultural troupe from Peren district also performed a folk song called Lakoi la which is very popular song among the young boys and girls where it conveys the message of their love to their admires.

Essay writing competition held
Vimhano Casavi of Mezhür Higher Secondary School and Tikhetoli Achumi of Mt. Hermon School emerged as the winner at the essay competition held at Children’s Park, Kisama, organized by Synergy Enterprise, Kohima.

The competition was divided into two groups, where class 7-9 was made in group C and Class 4- 6 was made in Group B where group-C the competition was held on “If I was a tourist”, and Group-B on “Importance of festival in Naga society” and “Right to education act progress and benefits”.

Elino N. Wotsa of Mt. Hermon School and Vikuokhono Lhousa of Baptist High School Kohima bagged the second place respectively in group-C and group-B.Khriezovonuo Lhoungu and Vishü Rita Krocha were the judges for the essay competition.

Hornbill Glocal film festival concludes
The two-day Hornbill Glocal film festival ‘film fest 2012’ on the theme ‘global local meet’  organized by Nagaland tourism in collaboration with Rattle & Hum music society at the Heritage (Old DC Bungalow) concluded Wednesday with good response from the people. The event was managed by Headhunters entertainment.

9 music video ( 8 local and 1 outside) were showed  including ‘still rhyming- give peace a chance’ directed and edited by Charles Crezen Topno, Alo Wanth ‘ beauty queen’ directed by Kevi Pucho, Incipit “ But why” produced by Hudson, Imli Lee feat ‘Naro Changkija-Life goes on’ directed by M&M media works and Imli lee, UDX ‘Panacea’ by tribes media lab element Indie, Peppina- mademoiselle Noir, Kenny Rio feat  ‘Mharoni-pay phone’ (Maroon 5 cover) directed and edited by Charles Crezen Topno, Aduyi – a song directed and edited by Liyo Kikon and best B4 24 months- the breakup song directed by C7 produced by Sangpo Jamir.

Other short films screened included ‘Murriman’ and ‘It never happened’ by Naga headhunters entertainment and ‘Parrot city’ by youngster.

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