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10-day Hornbill Fest comes to a close

By Bhadra Gogoi
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DIMAPUR, Dec 10 - The 10-day Hornbill Festival 2015, showcasing culture and traditions of Nagaland, came to a close at Kisama Heritage Village near Kohima today.

The stilt bamboo walking, a popular game of the Nagas and the last indigenous game of the Hornbill Festival, was held today with almost all the tribes of the State participating in the competition organised by Department of Youth Resources & Sports and co-sponsored by Department of Tourism.

In the Naga King Chilli eating competition, P Chedie Khiamniungan won the first prize by consuming six chillies while Prem Saikia from Kohima, who also ate six chillies but lagged behind the winner by a few seconds, bagged the second prize and Khumong, Mongtsa and Shanyu David shared the third position.

Altogether 19 contestants participated in the event. The winner in the tourist category was Ghao Debajil from Assam. Meanwhile, Apfukru Dolie was adjudged winner of the Hipfest Photo competition held under the theme �Colours of Nagaland�. Dolie was awarded a cash prize of Rs 25,000 during the closing ceremony of the Festival.

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10-day Hornbill Fest comes to a close

DIMAPUR, Dec 10 - The 10-day Hornbill Festival 2015, showcasing culture and traditions of Nagaland, came to a close at Kisama Heritage Village near Kohima today.

The stilt bamboo walking, a popular game of the Nagas and the last indigenous game of the Hornbill Festival, was held today with almost all the tribes of the State participating in the competition organised by Department of Youth Resources & Sports and co-sponsored by Department of Tourism.

In the Naga King Chilli eating competition, P Chedie Khiamniungan won the first prize by consuming six chillies while Prem Saikia from Kohima, who also ate six chillies but lagged behind the winner by a few seconds, bagged the second prize and Khumong, Mongtsa and Shanyu David shared the third position.

Altogether 19 contestants participated in the event. The winner in the tourist category was Ghao Debajil from Assam. Meanwhile, Apfukru Dolie was adjudged winner of the Hipfest Photo competition held under the theme �Colours of Nagaland�. Dolie was awarded a cash prize of Rs 25,000 during the closing ceremony of the Festival.