Nagaland Current Affairs Digest – December 2022
01 December 2022: 23rd Hornbill Festival 2022 begins without seven Eastern Naga Tribes
- 23rd Hornbill Festival 2022 begins at Naga Heritage Village, at Kisama in Kohima, Nagaland.
- The Hornbill Festival first started in December 2000, and since then it is a annual festival held every year from 1 to 10 December.
- Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar graced the inaugural function of the festival as the Chief Guest.
- For the first time in the history of the Hornbill Festival, seven tribes under Eastern Nagaland Peoples’ Organisation did not participate in the Hornbill Festival 2022. The Eastern Nagaland Peoples’ Organization (ENPO) on October 14, 2022 had resolved to abstain from participating in the Hornbill Festival to press for their demand for a separate state.
- ENPO comprises of the seven Naga tribes, namely, Chang, Khiamniungan, Konyak, Phom, Sangtam, Tikhir and Yimkhiung, spread across six districts out of 16 districts in Nagaland, namely Kiphire, Longleng, Mon, Noklak, Shamator, and Tuensang.
09 December 2022: Hikali Achumi from Zunheboto crowned Miss Nagaland 2022
- 23-year-old Hikali Achumi from Zunheboto district was crowned Miss Nagaland 2022 at a ceremony held on 9th December 2022 at the Capital Cultural Hall, Kohima.
- Kenei Ritse (19) of Phek district secured the first runner-up position and Jentiren Jamir (21) from Mokokchung secured the second runners-up position.
- The Miss Nagaland will be the state election icon for SVEEP under the Chief Electoral Office. The runners-up of the beauty contest would also be the district icons for SVEEP.
- Other subtitle winners of the Miss Nagaland 2022 contest include:
- Miss Talent-Ketouü Pfüsenuo (Kohima),
- Miss Photogenic – Kenei Ritse (Phek),
- Miss Perfect 10 – Chochoi Lhoujem (Dimapur),
- Queen of Hearts – Linovi P Kiba (Zunheboto),
- Miss Beautiful Skin – Jentiren Jamir (Mokokchung) and
- Miss Beautiful Smile – Hikali Achumi (Zunheboto).
- The event was organized by the Beauty and Aesthetics Society of Nagaland, powered by the Department of Tourism, and supported by the Chief Electoral Office.