Cultural extravaganza

first_imgAfter two successful years, the third edition of the North East Festival was successfully held in a brand new avatar in the national Capital. The festival which began on October 16 at IGNCA, Janpath, was inaugurated by Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister of Delhi. Manish Sisodia, Deputy CM Delhi, Kapil Mishra,  Tourism Minister of Delhi were the guest of honours for the inaugural. This year’s main focus of the festival was Tourism, Look East and Act East Policy with various discussion sessions with top policy makers. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The North-East Festival is synonymous with the unification of the various stakeholders of North East under one dynamic platform. While inaugurating the 3rd edition of North-East Festival, Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister of Delhi, said, “North East is the most beautiful destination in India and its people are also most beautiful and nice. It is extremely heartening to see such a festival happening in Delhi. North-East festival is a great initiative and we promise to make it bigger with more marketing next year. I would like to ensure that people from North East are safe in Delhi and we will do everything to ensure their safety here.” Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThis year a special exhibition on North East’s Freedom Fighters’ contribution to India’s Independence has been organised. Arvind Kejriwal was gifted a sketch of Swahid Kushal Konwar, the great martyr of India’s Freedom Movement from Assam.Speaking about this year’s edition, Shyamkanu Mahanta, organiser, North East festival said, “North-East Festival is an attempt to build bridges between North East and rest of India by showcasing best of North-East has to offer. With 25 food stalls, 60 artisans, 40 musical bands, 30 folk dances, various exhibitions of tribes, handloom, handicrafts and much more have made North-East Festival the biggest cultural Festival in Delhi.”   He added, “This year, tourism is the key focus and the festival would bring forth various facets of the North-East.  With the enthusiastic support of Delhi Tourism, we are inviting tour operators across Delhi to be a part of the North-East Festival and we expect many foreign tourists as well.”North East Festival was organised by the reputed socio-cultural trust, Trend MMS, in association with IGNCA and North East Today.last_img

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