State chief minister Neiphiu Rio has congratulated all government departments, sponsors, the public and private organizations for their contributions in organizing the Hornbill Festival 2010. He also extended gratitude to all participants of different events. Rio also acknowledged the proficiency of the media, for coverage both in print and electronics, especially the live telecast of the inaugural function by NE Region Doordarshan, Guwahati. The chief minister also thanked dignitaries who graced the festival as chief guests and guests of honour at various functions. Rio expressed hope that tourists had a good time and looked forward for their next visit to Hornbill festivals in future.