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7th North East Festival to begin from November 8

Saturday, November 2, 2019

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Delhi's most popular festival, the 7th North East Festival to begin from November 8 to showcase cultural and traditional diversification of the eight NER states

·                    7th North East Festival will be held from November 8 to 10 at IGNCA, Janpath, New Delhi
·                    This edition of North East Festival aims at raising awareness about the various tribal languages of the region
·                    There will be colourful dance performances, fashion shows and rock music battle
·                    The fest will see 100 craft stalls of authentic and exotic handloom products 
·                    Delhi's famous food festival will bring more than 30 stalls displaying exotic cuisines of NER
·                    Large Art Carnival will bring around 100 artistes coming together
·                    Around 40 musical bands comprising famous Nepali singer Bipul Chettry, Bollywood singer Zubeen Garg, Papon to enthrall audience with their Bollywood and folk numbers

As North East is home to over 220 ethnic languages spoken by various tribes and sub tribes, the seventh edition of the North East Festival (NEF) will celebrate the cultural diversification and create awareness for these extinct tribal languages in the region through workshops by tribal language experts, ballads, and art installations.

The annual festival, kickstarting in the national capital from November 8 at the lush green lawns of IGNCA, will be inaugurated by the chief guest Mr. Kiren Rijiju, Hon’ble Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs , Government of India. CM of Arunachal Pema Khandu, Nagaland CM Neiphu Rio, Union Minister of State Mr. Rameshwar Teli and many others will be present during the three day festival. . There will be 100 craft stalls of the authentic and exotic handloom products from North East. There will be a Buyers-Sellers meet on North East textiles to give an overview of the growing textile market in India to the local artisans. With support from ADTOI and Ministry of Tourism, a North East Tourism Road show will be attended by more than 100 tour operators. A multilateral dialogue on trade and business with NER will be attended by embassies, experts etc.

More than 40 food stalls will present diverse food items from the northeast India, fashion shows with 20 designers will also showcase their spectacular fashion collections. There will be a Rock Battle amongst Delhi's colleges, rock bands of northeast and Delhi too. The three-day event will see the dancing and singing sensations of North East  including Bipul Chettry, Zubeen Garg, Papon, Frisky Pints, Island Warrior, Mc Heam & Friends among others taking the centre stage along with other emerging talents from the region and mesmerizing the audience with Bollywood and folk numbers.

“The North East Festival is an attempt to showcase and create awareness about India’s North East and to promote entrepreneurship and tourism. The Seventh edition of NEF is organized on 8th, 9th and 10th November and will bring out the best of the region. A large exhibition of art, workshop of tribal languages, a large carnival of music, dance, ethnic food, spectacular fashion and exhibition of photography will present the rich and varied culture of the states. One of the major aims of the festival is an attempt to build bridges and promote positive vibes.” said Mr Shyamkanu Mahanta, Organiser- in- Chief, North East Festival.

“North East is known for its clean air and water, and we will take a pledge and would like to urge the tourists not to use Single-use-plastic in the region. As a first step to create awareness we will try to reduce the use of Single-use-plastic such as plastic plates, spoons, glass etc. as much as possible in the festival,Mr Mahanta added.

As North East Festival is a one-stop destination for Delhites to taste the cuisine of the seven-sister and one brother states, there will be around 40 food stalls  this time which will present diverse North Eastern foods, which is a right mix of organic herb, spices, vegetables and meat. The festival has also been able to create positives amongst Delhiites, media and helped extensively to promote tourism.

The entry for the Festival is free and the timing will be from 11 AM to 10 PM.
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For further query, please contact:
Anuj Kumar Boruah/ Shakti Raj Vidyarthi                                                               
9958372662 / 9711118189
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