On Wednesday a week long, kohima street carnival was launched to celebrate 75 years of independence through music and art. It brought back the joy on the streets and smile on the faces of people after the pandemic.
Carnival was launched by kohima street city development in collaboration with many governmental agencies like kohima municipal council and others. Theformal ceremony attended by Dr. Neikeslie Nicky Kire, adviser to the department and municipal affairs. Welcome address was delivered by chief executive officer, Er k theunuo.
From music, painting, street food, blood donation camp, taekwondo, botanical extravanza, walkathon.The carnival has covered it all for the public to enjoy. Even has a health camp like blood pressure checkup and weight measurement for the senior citizens.
Avelu roho, CEO of KSCDL, said “our aim is to celebrate kohima as a city, the talents and to celebrate every citizen.
The smart cities mission (SCM)
The mission is to transform the cities using art and other talents. “The smart cities have been advised to re imagine public spaces” said adviser urban development and municipal affairs Dr. Nickykire . The smart cities mission was launchedunder the ministry of housing and urban affairs in order to bring greater development in the cities .They have planned numerous events across 100 smart cities as part of 75 weeks.
Kire said kohima has taken this initiative well and working to create a better city. Adding to that she said, cities should organize more public events.
Performances on the first day
The first day of the carnival piano festival was organized by more than 40 artist and solo street dance competition. The adviser asked for every individual to come forward and participate and make the event successful.
Every day there will be new performances.
The carnival will continue till October 2.
Same Covid restrictions have been kept in place.