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Record turnout at Hornbill Fest: Dr Singh

By The Assam Tribune

KOHIMA, Dec 7 - Union Minister of DoNER Jitendra Singh today said that the ongoing Hornbill Festival has broken all previous records of footfall and one lakh people are visiting the ethnic Naga cultural event every day.

Attending the festival, a major annual event showcasing the culture, arts, artefacts, handicrafts and food of Nagaland, Singh said participation of such a large number of people has not only boosted the economy, but also enthused young startup groups from across India to explore avenues of entrepreneurship and livelihood in this region.

�All previous records stand broken this year at the famous Hornbill Festival. A record footfall of over one lakh per day within the first few days has been registered and the visiting crowds comprise people from every part of India and abroad,� he said.

The minister made this comment after visiting the crowded venue of the event and interacting with artists, dancers, musicians and cultural groups representing different tribes and States of the North Eastern region. Singh hoped that Nagaland would become the �torchbearer� of the new cultural journey of the North East through the Hornbill Festival. Union Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Kiren Rijiju also visited the festival ground on Saturday. � PTI

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Record turnout at Hornbill Fest: Dr Singh

KOHIMA, Dec 7 - Union Minister of DoNER Jitendra Singh today said that the ongoing Hornbill Festival has broken all previous records of footfall and one lakh people are visiting the ethnic Naga cultural event every day.

Attending the festival, a major annual event showcasing the culture, arts, artefacts, handicrafts and food of Nagaland, Singh said participation of such a large number of people has not only boosted the economy, but also enthused young startup groups from across India to explore avenues of entrepreneurship and livelihood in this region.

�All previous records stand broken this year at the famous Hornbill Festival. A record footfall of over one lakh per day within the first few days has been registered and the visiting crowds comprise people from every part of India and abroad,� he said.

The minister made this comment after visiting the crowded venue of the event and interacting with artists, dancers, musicians and cultural groups representing different tribes and States of the North Eastern region. Singh hoped that Nagaland would become the �torchbearer� of the new cultural journey of the North East through the Hornbill Festival. Union Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Kiren Rijiju also visited the festival ground on Saturday. � PTI