60,000 visit Hornbill festival

More than 60,000 people have visited the Hornbill Festival of Nagaland at Naga Heritage Village Kisama near here since its inauguration on Saturday, a State tourism official said Sunday. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the 10-day-long annual festival on Saturday.Altogether 63,032 visitors with 780 foreignershave visited the picturesque venue, said assistant director of Tourism department (Statistics) T. Khakihe Sumi. The inaugural day had 19,953 visitors while Sunday it rose up to 43,079, he informed.The visitors were treated with cultural performances from across the country including Odisha, Assam, Manipur, Madhya Pradesh, Meghalaya and Jammu and Kashmir.

Source : https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/over-60000-visitors-at-hornbill-fest/article25651025.ece

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