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Hornbill fest enters Day 5

By Correspondent

DIMAPUR, Dec 5 - A number of events were held on the fifth day of the ongoing 10-day Hornbill Festival 2015 at Kisama Heritage Village today.

In the morning, a trek to Dzukou valley under the theme �Conserve Dzukou� was flagged off by Conservator of Forest Supongnukshi.

A team of around 40 trekkers including Everest mountaineers from Assam and Manipur, international, national and local tourists will be trekking to the valley via Jakhama. They will spend the night in the valley and return to Kisama tomorrow. Shaurya Veer, a seven-year-old boy, is the youngest member of the trekking team.

The cultural programme was graced by Secretary, DoNER, Naveen Verma as the guest of honour. Cultural performances by various dance troupes of Nagaland enthralled the visitors during the day.

The State archives are also on display at Kisama. The Nagaland State Archives branch is observing �State Archival Exhibition� coinciding with the Hornbill Festival at Bamboo Pavilion. Some interesting public records on display include the correspondence regarding the political relation with native States, the future administration of Angami Naga hills, tour diaries of DC of Naga Hills, photos from the 1880s, etc.

Meanwhile, eight bands performed in the Hornbill International Rock Contest on the night of December 4.

Altogether 25 bands are contesting in Rock Contest, including one international band, seven from NE and five bands from Nagaland.

The Rock Contest is a part of Hornbill International Music Festival organised by Music Task Force, Government of Nagaland. The winner will win a cash of Rs 10 lakh, while the first runner-up and second runner-up will receive Rs 5 lakh and Rs 2.5 lakh respectively.

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