The upcoming Hornbill Festival 2017 will go plastic free said deputy commissioner of Kohima. Use of plastic objects of all micron sizes at Kisama Complex, Night Bazaar stalls at Traders Road and High School Junction are prohibited to make it an eco-friendly event.
The 10-day annual Hornbill Festival, 1–10 December, at Kisama (about 12 km from Kohima), witnessed over 1 lakh music visitors last year. All government agencies, business owners, entrepreneurs and stall-owners have been asked to switch to environment-friendly objects, such as paper bags or banana leaf plates.
The tribal ‘hohos’ have been encouraged to propagate and ensure that no plastic is used during the festivities. People have been asked to volunteer and assist police personnel in this great cause.
Almost 600 artistes across 17 tribes is expected to participate in daily cultural performances of Hornbill Festival this year!
If you are visiting the Festival this year, enjoy the culture and heritage of Nagaland in its purest forms – make sure not to use or bring plastic. Locals who do not comply will be dealt with as per relevant legal provisions.