Kohima, November, 2022 : G20 Chief Coordinator, Mr. Harsh VardhanShringla along with a team from the G20 Secretariat undertook a 2-day visit to Nagaland to explore opportunities to showcase India’s cultural diversity through G20 programs.
In a meeting with Chief Minister Shri Neiphiu Rio, Mr.Shringla discussed opportunities to showcase Nagaland’s famous Hornbill Festival which is scheduled to be held from the 1st of December to the 10th of December through the lens of G20, bringing India’s most prestigious multilateral event to the state of Nagaland. The start date of the Hornbill Festival also coincides with the day India officially begins its Presidency of the G20 grouping.
In line with the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s direction to not limit G20 to major urban cities and use the opportunity to showcase India’s rich and diverse cultural landscape, the Chief Coordinator is on a mission to reach out various states to identify opportunities to showcase the States’ cultural heritage through G20 events.
During the meeting the hon’ble Chief minister said, “This is a great opportunity for the state of Nagaland. All activities of G20 in Nagaland will get full cooperation from the state.” Mr. Shringla also highlighted the tourism potential of the lush green beauty of Nagaland and said, “India’s G20 is an opportunity for the state of Nagaland to showcase its cultural diversity, uniqueness and tourism potential.”
During the 2-day visit to Nagaland, Mr. Harsh VardhanShringla also met with senior officials from the State government and visited culturally important sites in Kohima.