Kohima, Dec. 4: Nagaland chief minister Neiphiu Rio contributed Rs 10 lakh to the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund for flashflood victims of Leh at the Hornbill Ball 2010 held at Heritage Bamboo Hall, Kisama, last evening.
The Hornbill Ball 2010 was sponsored by the department of art and culture and tourism of Nagaland in association with Hope Centre for Excellence. The commissioner and secretary for art and culture and tourism, Himato Zhimomi, delivered the welcome address. Gauhati High Court Chief Justice Madan B. Lokur, was also present. A variety of events, including dances and songs, were presented by Hope Centre Association. A shadow show, called Shadow Play, depicting a Naga folklore, that started on December 1, concluded today. It was staged by Unlock Entertainment, an event management company, in collaboration with the Nagaland tourism department.
Altogether six plays were staged — The Girl who Loved a Tree Spirit, Jina and Etiben, Zemozou, Ramphan, The Spirit Basket and Chukhieo
Among the troupes that performed were Lotsu Cultural Club (Lotha), Akhegwo Cultural troupe (Pochury), Yongnyah Cultural Culb (Phom), Kasha Village Cultural troupe (Rengma), Yehemi Cultural Society (Sumi), Sangvi Cultural Women Society (Sangtam), Mangko Cultural troupe Shiponger village (Yimchungru), Renga Cultural Club Ngwalwa (Zeliang), Thai Cultural troupe, Mech Kachari Cultural troupe (Kachari) and Waoshu Village Dancing Society (Chang).
Some of the attractions of the morning session were indigenous games played by the Kasha village Renga. The game is believed to have originated while observing the tiger and the goats, where goats separated become easy prey for the tigers so they are often in a group in order to fend off the tiger. The churuilitm performed by the Renga Cultural Club, Ngwalwa (Zeliang) is like the churui, where young men and women dancelike the churui in search of future partners. The archery competition took place today at World War II Museum Complex, Kisama. The competition which was opened to all tribes of Nagaland. Around 19 people from different tribes took part in it. In the 20 meter arrow shoot Vichisie Kajiry from Pochury tribe scored the highest point while Besuta Vero from Chakhesang tribe and Kevisetuo Terhase from Angami tribe got 2nd and 3rd positions . Cash prizes of Rs 10,000, Rs 7000 and Rs 5000 were given to the winners of the competition.