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Tue, 28 Jan 2020

Northeast Today

Hornbill Festival draws 2.4 lakh visitors

Hornbill Festival draws 2.4 lakh visitors
December 10
13:28 2019

NET Bureau

More than 2.39 lakh people have visited the ongoing Hornbill Festival, a major annual function showcasing the culture, arts, artefacts, handicraft and food of Nagaland at Kisama village here, an official said on Monday.

The Hornbill Festival is held every year from December 1 to 10. Till December 8, a total of 2,39,901 visitors including 2,799 foreigners have visited the festival ground, said Assistant Director of Tourism Department, Toka E Tuccumi.

Last year, 2,702 foreigners and 37,500 domestic tourists had visited the festival, Tuccumi said. A total of 76,645 visitors, including 192 foreigners, 22,464 domestic tourists and 54,989 locals thronged the village on Sunday, the official said.

Union Ministers Jitendra Singh and Kiren Rijiju had visited the Hornbill Festival on Saturday. Singh said participation of such a large number of people has not only boosted the economy but also enthused young startups from across India to explore avenues in this region.

Source: The Assam Tribune

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