DIMAPUR, Dec 3 - With 12 vintage World War II jeeps, the 6th edition of the World War II Peace Rally was flagged off at Dimapur Stadium today. Organised by Nagaland Adventure & Motor Sports Association (NAMSA) in collaboration with Department of Tourism, Nagaland, the rally was flagged off by Commissioner of Taxes Asangba Chuba Ao.
The Peace Rally is held during the Hornbill Festival to commemorate the Battle of Kohima and also to promote peace and unity.
The vehicles drove up to Kisama Heritage Village, the venue of the Hornbill Festival, where the rally culminated with a closing function.
For the third time in a row, Andrew Ahoto was awarded the best original car of the World War II Peace Rally while S Lanu Jamir bagged the second place in the best original car category.
Parliamentary Secretary for Tourism C Apok Jamir and Parliamentary Secretary for Art & Culture Eshak Konyak distributed the prizes to the winners.
Meanwhile, writer Raghu Karnath�s book �Farthest Field� was released by Parliamentary Secretary for Art & Culture Eshak Konyak in Hornbill Literature Festival at Kisama commemorating the battle of Imphal and Kohima in collaboration with the World War II Peace Rally.