India plans to showcase Nagaland’s famous Hornbill Festival when it assumes the G20 presidency on December 1.
The issue of showcasing the Hornbill Festival on a global scale was discussed during a meeting G20 chief coordinator Harsh Vardhan Shringla had with Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphu Rio.
Mr Shringla discussed opportunities to showcase Nagaland’s famous Hornbill Festival, scheduled from December 1 to 10 through the lens of G20, bringing India’s most prestigious multilateral event to the northeastern state.
The start date of the Hornbill Festival also coincides with the day India officially begins its presidency of the G20 grouping.
In line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s direction to not limit G20 to major urban cities and use the opportunity to showcase India’s rich and diverse cultural landscape, Mr Shringla is reaching out to various states to identify opportunities to showcase the country’s cultural heritage through G20 events.