GUWAHATI: This year Nagaland’s popular annual Hornbill Festival, held from December 1 to 10, will be organised virtually.
The Nagaland state government had received criticism after its tourism department issued a notification, asking other departments to initiate preparations for the festival.
Earlier, the opposition party in Nagaland- the Naga People’s Front (NPF) termed the government’s initiative to hold the festival as a ‘suicide mission’ owing to the pandemic. It further added that since the Nagaland government has decided to celebrate the festival virtually, it could have been canceled only.
The Hornbill Festival of Nagaland usually attracts thousands of tourists from across the world boosting the tourism sector of the north-eastern state.