Pashang wins traditional fire making competition

Dimapur, Dec 3 | Publish Date: 12/3/2019 1:09:55 PM IST

 The traditional fire making, an indigenous game played mostly by the men folk of many Naga tribes, was one of the entertainment highlights played on third day of Hornbill festival 2019 at Naga Heritage Village Kisama. Eleven participants from Chakhesang, Chang, Ao, Angami, Garo, Sumi, Kachari, Zeliang, Rengma, Phom and Lotha communities participated in the traditional fire making competition.  The participants used dried wood, finely stripped bamboo, dried twigs and leaves. The competition has no rule of time duration but the one who makes the fire first is declared the winner.

Out of the eleven participants, Pashang from the Chang tribe was declared the winner, while Choyoto from the Chakhasang tribe and Hokiye Aye of the Sumi tribe emerged the first and second runners-up respectively. They also received prize money of Rs 7000, Rs. 5000 and Rs. 3000 each respectively. All the participants were awarded consolation prizes. 


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