Vice President Dhankhar praises Nagaland for lowest crimes against women in India

"I salute tribal culture. I salute tribal energy," Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar said while addressing the gathering at the inauguration of the 23rd edition of Hornbill Festival 2022 at Naga Heritage Village, Kisama, near Kohima.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 3 Dec 2022, 8:45 am

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Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar on Thursday lauded Nagaland for having the lowest crime rate against women in India and said the state is showing the way in women empowerment.

Dhankhar was addressing the inauguration of the 23rd edition of Hornbill Festival 2022 at Naga Heritage Village, Kisama, near Kohima, after he unveiled the plaque of the 23rd edition of Hornbill Festival 2022 and sounded the Inauguration Gong along with Governor Jagdish Mukhi and Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio to declare the "Festival of Festivals" open.

The vice president mentioned in his address that India is a land of culture and Indians are proud of their tribal culture. Praising Nagas for their unique culture and glorious history, Shri Dhankhar said, "I salute tribal culture. I salute tribal energy."


Describing the natural beauty of the state as enchanting, he underlined that the state has great tourism potential which needs to be tapped fully.

Lauding Nagaland for having lowest crime rate against the women in the country, the Vice President said that the state is showing way in women empowerment.

Noting that India has assumed the presidency of G20 from Thursday, Dhankhar said that the world will be able to experience Naga hospitality when a meeting of G20 will be held in the state in April 2023. On this occasion, the vice president also released a postage stamp to commemorate the festival.

Dhankhar, who arrived on his maiden tour to Nagaland as the vice president, was felicitated with Tsiiphie (traditional Naga headgear) and Amula kaxa (Naga shawl) at the opening ceremony.


After inauguration of Hornbill Festival, Dhankhar visited Art Gallery and Morungs at Naga Heritage Village, Kisama.

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