President Ram Nath Kovind will inaugurate the Hornbill festival at Naga heritage village Kisama in Kohima on Friday.
The President is scheduled to arrive in Kohima on November 30 and will depart for New Delhi the next afternoon after the programme. Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman will also attend festival on December 2. Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Judge of Supreme Court and Smriti Irani, Union Minister for Textiles, Information & Broadcasting have also confirmed their participation.
Preparations for the Hornbill festival are going on in full swing and Nagaland art and culture department is all set to present, daily cultural performances at the main arena of the festival at Kisama. Cultural troupes from all tribes within the state and troupes from outside will showcase their colourful traditional attires with their lively songs and dances.
The Artists’ Corner at the World War II Museum Premises situated inside the venue of the festival will have displays and sale of art works, demonstrative arts and live-sketching, painting exhibition, art competitions, slide show etc.
The Archives’ Corner will showcase collection of historical documents from Public and Private Records, Historical and Geographical Maps and Sale of Departmental Publications etc. with reading facilities for interested students, scholars and researchers.
The World War II Museum will remain opened to the public to create awareness on the historic events, importance of artefact, relics of the past life to the younger generation.