Kohima, Dec. 6 (EMN): Ashish from Delhi won the first ‘Naga pineapple-eating competition’ held exclusively for national and foreign tourists at the Naga Heritage village Kisama as a part of the ongoing Hornbill Festival on day-six of the event.
With a view to promote Naga pineapples outside Nagaland, the pineapple-eating competition was organized by the department of Horticulture in collaboration with XL Management and supported by the department of Tourism.
22 contestants including 11 foreign tourists participated in the event: Mayan Yagdar, Yair Katz, Doron Sages, Dror Sages from Israel; Heather Layton from the US; Julie Quincey and Ciaran Brook from the UK; Yoshi from Japan; Albert, Donna, Van Zyl from South Africa; Shikha and Abishek from West Bengal; Rayon Bhatt from Assam; Sarath Babu and Rajesh Rajan from Kerala; Ambika Toppu from Jharkhand; Pallavi Solar and Phillomenia from Maharashtra; Manisha Sarkar and Suveena D from Mumbai; and the winner Ashish from Delhi.
Dr. R. Elithung Lotha, director of the Horticulture department, gave away the certificates to the winner and participants.
Delhi chomper Ashish eats up pineapple-eating competition