'Beauty of India lies in diverse culture, people': Singapore envoy marvels at India's diversity during Hornbill Festival in Nagaland

Hornbill Festival in Nagaland: Wong took to X (formerly Twitter) to highlight the beauty of India, stating that its diversity is showcased through events like the Hornbill Festival.

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Hornbill Festival in Nagaland: Simon Wong, the Singapore High Commissioner to India, expressed admiration for India's diverse culture and people as he shared pictures from the Hornbill Festival in Nagaland. Wong took to X (formerly Twitter) to highlight the beauty of India, stating that its diversity is showcased through events like the Hornbill Festival.

Celebrating Diversity at Hornbill Festival

The Hornbill Festival, a 10-day annual cultural extravaganza in Nagaland, is fondly known as the "Festival of Festivals." It offers a platform to display Nagaland's rich ethnicity, featuring folk dances, traditional music, local cuisine, handicrafts, and art workshops. Held in the first week of December, the festival is organised by the Government of Nagaland to promote the state's cultural heritage and encourage inter-tribal interactions.

International Recognition

Singapore High Commissioner Wong's appreciation of India's cultural richness follows a similar sentiment expressed by US Ambassador to India Eric Garcetti. Garcetti, enchanted by the vibrant cultural display at the Hornbill Festival, emphasised Nagaland's exceptional beauty, complex history, and diverse indigenous cultural heritage. The United States, along with Germany, participated as a partner nation, enhancing the festival's international appeal and fostering cultural exchange.

As the Hornbill Festival continues to captivate both domestic and international audiences, it serves as a testament to India's cultural vibrancy and the unity in its diversity.