The Nagaland Government has appealed the Eastern Nagaland Peoples’ Organization (ENPO) and the tribes of the region to participate in the Hornbill Festival by allowing their cultural troupes to join the annual event and also to run the various Morungs.
This decision was initiated during a state cabinet meeting at Naga Heritage Village of Kisama at 10 AM on November 28.
According to an official statement, the Cabinet noted that “the grievances raised by ENPO and tribal Hohos of the respective tribes with regard to participation of cultural troupes in Hornbill festival have been duly addressed by the government by providing necessary additional facilities.”
The Cabinet also noted that the Union Minister of Home Affairs & Cooperation – Amit Shah has already given an appointment to meet the ENPO delegation on December 3, 2022 in Delhi.
“With regard to the demand for a separate State, the Cabinet was of the view that whenever the Nagaland Legislative Assembly Session is convened, the Hon’b1e MLAs of ENLU, if and when they desire to discuss it, may move accordingly and the same shall be deliberated threadbare. In view of the position stated above and in light of the appeal made by the state cabinet, it is requested to allow the cultural troupes and other people of the districts of Eastern Nagaland to participate in the Hornbill Festival 2022,” he added.