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YES BANK Partners Nagaland Government to Promote the International Hornbill Art Festival

A unique YES Community initiative to promote arts, culture and wild-life conservation

Kohima, November 26, 2013: YES BANK, India’s fourth largest private sector bank, is proud to partner with the Government of Nagaland to promote the Hornbill Art Festival to be held in Kohima, Nagaland. The festival, which is part of the famous annual Hornbill Festival, Asia’s largest tourism initiative attracts wild-life enthusiasts from all over the world. The Festival will be held from December 1 to 10, 2013 and will be inaugurated by the Honourable President of India, Shri. Pranab Mukherjee.

Speaking on the initiative, Mr. Rana Kapoor, MD and CEO, YES Bank said “We are proud to partner with the Government of Nagaland for the International Hornbill Festival. The festival offers an excellent platform to showcase the Naga art and culture to the world. Since inception, YES BANK has supported such community initiatives through our YES Community platform, and constantly involving in a host of CSR activities spanning across Education, Women Empowerment, Health & Wellness and Senior Citizen welfare & literacy programmes.”

Abu Metha, Advisor to the Honourable Chief Minister of Nagaland, Mr. Neiphiu Rio said, “The Government of Nagaland is happy and appreciates the fact that YES BANK is partnering with us for the Hornbill Art Festival. We hope to have a fruitful partnership and hope that they will support a long way in making the festival a bigger success’’.

The Hornbill Art Festival, a part of the annual Hornbill Festival is to be held from 1st to 10th Dec '13 at the Kisama Heritage Village, Kohima, Nagaland. This ambitious project is an initiative by the Government of Nagaland in collaboration with Rattle & Hum Society and XL Nagaland under the theme “Colours of Nagaland.” This Hornbill Festival aims to get contemporary artists from not just the North East, but across India and the world, to address the current environmental as well as socio-political issues and create awareness through the medium of art. In the tradition of large successful festivals such as those held in Berlin, Sharjah, Shanghai and Delhi, this festival hopes to raise consciousness by arts in response to urgent ecological and social issues affecting Nagaland and the world.

About YES Community

Under its YES Community Platform, YES BANK advocates inclusive public, social and sustainable environmental development, across its 500 branches in 28 states and 7 Union Territories of India. YESCommunity connects with all stakeholders in the Branch Serving Area (BSA) and builds a strong connect with the immediate community.


YES BANK, India’s fourth largest private sector Bank, is the outcome of the professional & entrepreneurial commitment of its Founder Rana Kapoor and his top management team, to establish a high quality, customer centric, service driven, private Indian Bank catering to the Future Businesses of India. YES BANK has adopted international best practices, the highest standards of service quality and operational excellence, and offers comprehensive banking and financial solutions to all its valued customers. YES BANK has a knowledge driven approach to banking, and a superior customer experience for its retail, corporate and emerging corporate banking clients. YES BANK is steadily evolving as the Professionals’ Bank of India with the vision of “Building the Best Quality Bank of the World in India”.

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