New Delhi: The Union Minister of State for Tourism & Culture (I/C), Prahlad Singh Patel, yesterday participated in the ongoing Hornbill festival at Kisama, near Nagaland State capital Kohima.
Addressing the gathering at a cultural function in Kisama, Patel said festivals are a reflection of one’s cultural identity and heritage. While acknowledging the rich and unique cultural identity of the Nagas, the Minister said the Government of India will extend all possible help to preserve and promote the rich cultural traditions and heritage of the Nagas. Various cultural songs and dances were presented by different tribes during the event.
Earlier, The Patel graced the traditionally important stone-pulling ceremony at Mima Village, near Kisama. Patel, accompanied by the Chief Minister of Nagaland, Neiphiu Rio, took part in the event by marching along with several dozen people dressed in traditional attire.
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