NM Cable, Kohima to telecast Hornbill festival
NM Cable would be telecasting live Hornbill Festival – “Festival of Festival” from December 1 to 7 from Kisama, Naga heritage village, hornbill rock contest at IG Stadium and state academy hall.
Hornbill Music Festival at IG stadium from today
The Hornbill Music Festival, 2010 will start on December 1 at 4pm at IG Stadium. The Hornbill Music Festival will be officially launched by Beth A. Payne Consul General, US Consulate General Kolkata.
The itinerary of the Hornbill Music festival on December 1 are launching of Hornbill Music festival 2010, evening entertainment programme featuring the achieving musicians of the state in 2010, on December 2 there will be Hornbill Designers Contest 2010, on December 3 achieving bands of Nagaland will be the curtain raiser for the Hornbill National Rock Contest 2010, on December 4, Airtel presents Hornbill National Rock 2010 will be launched and would continue till December 5, there will be screening of the bands on December 6 featuring Country, Blues and Jazz with American musician, official launch of Casio Professional keyboards and declaration of nine (9) short-listed bands for the grand finale on December 7. On all the days the gates will be open by 4pm at IG stadium. Entry would be free.
The Hornbill National Rock Contest 2010 from December 4 to 7, will witness 20 bands from across the country vying for the highest prize money in the country exceeding `10.00 lakhs - with sponsors committing a bouquet of prizes in both cash and kind: Airtel as the presenting sponsors committing the 1st Prize worth `5.00 lakhs in cash; Casio India Ltd, on board as co- sponsors with `2.00 lakhs and `1.00 lakh for the 2nd & 3rd cash prizes, besides keyboards for deserving musicians during the Contest.
The individual instrument sponsors include: Roland; Tama and Furtado’s, with the likelihood of more sponsors even as queries come in for the best lead guitar, best bass guitar; best drummer; best vocals and other special categories. Every committed prize will go directly to the beneficiary achieving musicians, with the MTF as the conduit.
The Rolling Stone magazine is on board as the national media sponsors and will be covering the Hornbill Music Festival 2010.
The week-long contest will be part of the annual Hornbill Festival, organized by the state government’s Music Task Force (MTF), department of Youth Resources and Sports and the event is managed by XL.
‘Kids Carnival’2010 from Dec 2 to 6 at Kisama, Heritage village
‘Synergy Group Enterprise’ (SGE) would be organizing 2nd edition of ‘Kids Carnival’2010 at Kisama, Heritage Village from December 2 to 6 at Hornbill Festival 2010.
Briefing media person at the venue, Kevitsu Doze of SGE said Kids Carnival 2010 would be celebration of family coming together with their children as one, along with competitions of various events for the children in coming six days.
He said that in 2009 Kids Carnival received positive response and more activities have been added this year such as games and amusement park for children to play and foot stalls.
He also revealed that they were getting feedback from cross section of society to start “Youth Carnival” especially for college students. Kevilezo Kense of SGE said Kids Carnival which started in 2009 with support of state government, would be organised at the same venue. Kids Carnival, 2010 coordinator Esther Swuro said the response was good this year and informed they received calls even from Wokha and Dimapur, wanting to take part in the competition, besides the state capital Kohima.
The competition categories for Kids Carnival 2010 are fancy show, singing, drawing, painting, essay writing and dance. The competition is categorized for students in three Groups – Group-A (Class 1 to 3), Group-B (Class 4 to 6) and Group-C-C (Class 7 to 9). Participants for singing competition are to bring their own sound tracks, for painting/drawing, participants have to bring their own water colours/ tools. Papers for painting will be provided for the participants. Students are report to the venue at 12:30noon half an hour before the start of the competition which starts at 1pm.
The winners in the competitions will win cash prizes, gifts, etc., apart from certificates. Kids Carnival 2010 is also supported by Reliance Telecom. The entry fee to Kids Carnival is fixed at `10.Meanwhile on December 2, students of Mezhür Higher Secondary School, Kohima would appear as special guest at the inaugural of Kids Carnival 2010. (Correspondent)
Pre-paid taxi service for Kisama
Secretary, regional transport authority, Kohima, has informed that pre-paid taxi service would be introduced in view of the need for better transport facility during the state Hornbill Festival.
The move has been made with the target to provide improved transport facility, so one can avail the service either at government high school-secretariat junction or at PHQ-Hotel Japfü junction where offices for the same are being installed.
Rent-a-cab facility would also available at the following contact:- Super Travels-0370-2244781, 03862-230960; Peak Travels-9436001694; Hills Travels Co-operation-9436005667, 9436005645.
Traffic regulation for Kohima Night Bazaar
Superintendent of Police, Kohima, Rothihu Tetseo has informed public that in view of the Night Bazaar to be held as part of the Hornbill Festival, the following traffic regulation would be enforced w.e.f 01/12/2010 to 07/12/2010 from 3pm till 8pm.
1) The stretch between ‘Y’ Junction at Phoolbari to Razhii Point will be a “No Traffic Zone” and the New NST Junction will be a “No Entry Point”
2) The Down Vehicles will be diverted from ‘Y’ Junction towards Local Ground via Southern Gate and exit through the Northern Gate.
3) The stretch between Razhü Point to Local Ground Northern Gate will be “No Parking Zone”.
4) The stretch between DC Office and Phoolbari ‘Y’ Junction will be “One Way” and ‘Y’ Junction will be the “Entry Point” while A/Rifles Junction will be the “Exit Point”.
5) Heavy Truck moving towards Dimapur will be diverted from PHQ Junction towards Forest Colony /Lakie Road.
SP Kohima further directed all Dimapur bound Zonal Taxis to go to their New Parking Lot namely K.V.N.S. Parking at Serüzu (New Market /Naga Bazar Junction) Kohima. He further urged all Dimapur bound Zonal Taxis to co-operate with the Kohima Traffic Police, adding any violation of the above order would be penalized as per the MV Act 1988.
NBCC on ban of liquor at Hornbill Festival
In view of the Hornbill Festival 2010, Nagaland Baptist Church Council (NBCC) while wishing government officials, organizers, participants, visitors and the people of Nagaland a peaceful celebration at Kisama, reiterated its appeal to the state government to strictly implement the Nagaland Liquor Total Prohibition (NLTP) Act 1989 during the Hornbill Festival and other government sponsored functions like road shows.
Expressing hope that Hornbill Festival 2010 would be a joyous celebration blended with spirit of harmony and unity, rich Naga cultural heritage, free from alcohol and any untoward incident, NBCC in a statement issued by its Peace Affairs director Rev. L. Kari Longchar, urged government officials, organizers, tribal leaders, stake holders and people to see that liquor was totally banned.
Meanwhile, NBCC has appreciated Angami Public Organization, Angami Women Organization, Angami Youth Organization, Angami Students’ Union and various villages, town churches and tribal bodies who affirmed their stand on implementation of NLTP Act 1989. It stated that the state government, realizing evil affects of alcohol, enacted the liquor prohibition Act and enforced the same, and urged responsible people to uphold the Act.