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Highlights of Hornbill day 5

Alban Von Stockhausen, from Germany, who is one of the judges (2nd from right) with his wife and daughter along with XL members Ababe Ezung and Theja Meru at the Hip Fest – Hornbill International Photo which started Sunday at Millennium Hotel, Old Tourist lodge. (NP)
Published on 6 Dec. 2010 1:08 AM IST
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Hip Fest 2010: The three-day Hip fest – Hornbill International Photo started on Sunday at Millennium Hotel ( Old Tourist lodge ).
Ababe Ezung, XL Event Coordinator Hip Fest informed that a total of 43 participants and 83 photos from both professional and amateur are up for competition. He also informed that it will be an event of XL Project and that it would tie up with Manish Khana and organize a photo exhibition next year with these pictures at New Delhi.
Talking to this correspondent, Alban Von Stockhausen, from Germany, who is one of the judge expressed happiness over the photos being displayed for the competition and stated that the photos carried different meaning.
He lauded the photographers for intelligently taking their photo shots from different angles and admitted that it was difficult to choose the best of the best, adding there were lots of potential among the Naga photographers.
Meanwhile the judges for the event is well known Photographer from New Delhi Munish khanna ( and Alban Von Stockhausen from Germany.
Munish Khanna is known in the photography circuit as one of the most versatile and innovative young photographers.
Trained in Digital Photography in New York, Munish continues to work on complex assignments in fields which are as varied as Fashion, Advertising, Food, Interiors, Jewelry, People, Art and Celebrities. His Photographs and concepts appear with certain regularity in nearly all leading national as well as International magazines. He is actively involved in teaching photography to people from all over the world.
Alban Von Stockhausen studied Cultural Anthropology, Comparative Science of Religions and Easter Asian History of Art at the University of Zürich. He is currently writing his PhD thesis on “The Naga of Northeast India in the Photography of Hans-Eberhard Kauffmann” (Supervisor Prof. em. Michael Oppitz) (abstract in German language).
The Gallery will be open to the public starting from 10am till 6pm from December 7.The Hip Fest is being jointly organized by XL and government of Nagaland.
Essay competition at Kids Carnival
As part of the Hornbill Festival, 2010, Kids Carnival 2010 on Sunday witnessed in essay competition.
The competition was categorized for the students in two Groups Group-B (Class 4 to 6) and Group-C (Class 7 to 9) .
In the essay competition for Group-B (Class 4 to 6), Vilakienyu , Khedi Baptist won the first prize and awarded `1000 and Tsuktokhe, Mount Hermon won the second prize and awarded `500.
In the essay competition for Group-C(Class 7 to 9) Vizayeno from Mezhur Higher Secondary School bagged the first prize and awarded `1000 and Vimhano from Mezhur Higher Secondary School bagged the second prize and awarded `500.The judges were Director Life’s Ministries, Colo Mero and Joint Director NSACS, Dr. Bernice.
On December 6 at 1pm there will be dance competition. Students should report to the venue at 12:30 noon half an hour before the competition which begins at 1pm.
Meanwhile as the Hornbill Festival 2010 entered 5th Day, Kisama continued to reverberate with the sound of the log drums and the main arena was filled with colourful people a befitting treat in the eyes of the tourists. Highlights of the day included cultural performances by the Kuki Cultural Troupe (Athibung), Kingnyu Village Cultural Troupe (Khiamniungan) Wannong Cultural Club (Konyak), Mech Kachari Cultural Troupe (Kachari), Waoshu Village Dancing Society (Chang), Chozuba Village Culturfal Troupe (Chakhesang), Yimmondang Cultural Club (Chungtia Village) (Ao), Alder Club, Khonoma (Angami), Cultural Dance by Children of Old Tseminyu Town Baptist church.
Another interesting item was the traditional fire making competition organized by the Youth Resources and Sports Department, Nagaland where around ten participants took part in the event. The Lotha tribe bagged the first prize, while the Yimchunger tribe won the second place.
A lone-woman participant from the Phom community bagged the third prize. (Correspondent with inputs from DIPR)
Fashion night at Kisama
Like other parts of the country, young energetic models from the hills of Nagaland, one American-Naga model, Victoria with Chinese-Naga model Christine, fantastically impressed upon the full packed hall with their performance at the World Bamboo Hall, Kisama during Hornbill Fashion Night on December 4.
Minister for Planning & Coordination, ­Veterinary & Animal Husbandry, Evaluation and Parliamentary Affairs, T.R. Zeliang who was the chief guest expressed gratitude to the organizers Tourism, Art & Culture, in Association with Hope Centre for excellence for giving him a privilege to encourage the youngsters. He said fashion show was not only for young girls and boys, but also those who are young heart. He said, “We are also young at heart” and challenged the participants to take more interest in the field of fashion. He lauded choreographer Gilles Chuyen, a French man who is staying in B-137 Dayanand colony, 3rd Floor, Lajpat Nagar 4 New Delhi for taking part as the main choreographer during the fashion night.
In the rotation round, models took steady steps wearing dresses made by designers Bambi, Keds, Akala and Rosou. Besides, time to time professional singers led by Nise and others warmed the crowd with gospel songs.
Gilles also magnificently enthralled the viewers by his arching dance with track music during the event.
Some youth trainees sponsored by the Planning & Coordination Department captivated the dignitaries and people assemble in the hall by their dances.
US State Consul General Kolkata Beth A. Panye, Commissioner & Secretary, Tourism, Art & Culture, Himato Zhimomi IFS and Army Officers also attended the fashion night.

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