Guwahati: The North East Festival is back with its 7th edition to be organised at IGNCA, Janpath in New Delhi from November 8-10.
Compared to last year, the festival has scaled up this year with several cultural performances, around 40 food stalls presenting diverse Northeastern foods, and a fashion show with 20 designers including some of India’s best to showcase their products.
The North East Festival music stage will have a rock battle between Delhi’s colleges, performance by some of the top national and international music stars and more.
Also, United Nations has declared 2019 as the year of World’s ethnic language, which makes this festival even more important as it celebrates and raises awareness about Northeast, which has more than 220 spoken languages and rich cultural diversity.
The festival also creates awareness about some of the dying languages of Northeast.
To boost tourism, this year, India’s premier tour operating body ADTOI will organise a B2B meet on tourism wherein some of India’s top tour operators will interact with Northeasterner counterparts. Also, to encourage textile entrepreneurs of the region, a B2B meet is organised with prominent textiles buyers of the country.
Shyamkanu Mahanta, founder & chief organiser of North East Festival, said, “The biggest positive of the North East Festival is that it has been able to connect with Delhi and helped in bridging the gap. It has helped in giving a platform for North Eastern people to showcase their talent to the people of Delhi. This year, the festival promises to be even bigger.”