Hornbill Festival underway in Nagaland

KOHIMA, 4 Dec: The 23rd edition of the Hornbill Festival in Nagaland’s heritage village Kisama is being celebrated from 1-10 December, with Durex Birds and Bees Talk as the official health partner.
The 10-day festival is receiving special attention as the country is planning to showcase it to the G20, in compliance with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recommendation to not limit the G20 to urban cities alone but to display the heritage and cultures of India’s rural parts, as well.
The festival was inaugurated by Vice President of India, Jagdeep Dhankar, in the presence of Nagaland Governor Jagdish Mukhi, Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, and others. French Ambassador to India, Alan Gemmel and Australian High Commissioner to India, Barry O’Farrel Ao also attended the inaugural event.
Stating that Northeast India is a strategically significant region, South Asia Reckitt senior vice president Gaurav Jain said that “Reckitt aims to protect, heal and nurture relentlessly to create a cleaner and healthier world.”
“Reckitt’s economic and social impact initiatives contribute to 13 of the UN’s sustainable development goals to help people living in India lead healthier and hygienic lives,” he said.
“Collaborating with the prestigious Hornbill Festival is a way of ensuring from our end that our vision of one health, one planet and one future is being taken forward by the youths of the Northeast region,” he added.