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Three-day extravaganza on Northeast begins
New Delhi: A three-day extravaganza showcasing socio-economic and cultural richness of the Northeast began here on Friday.
‘Destination North East 2016’ will showcase the richness of the Northeast, highlighting various aspects of the region and its people. The events include Northeast’s folk music, rock music by popular band, dance choreography, Bihu dance, folk fusion, crossover music and fashion show.
Competitions on quiz, dance (solo and group) and singing (Hindustani, Indian Pop, Western Pop and Classical) are also organised for school children. During the event, organised by the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region, specific business summit consisting of sectors like tourism, agriculture, food processing, skill development and entrepreneurship, IT, handloom and handicrafts, livelihood, micro-finance and start ups will be held.
Destination North East will enable various Central Ministries to showcase their initiatives in North East India. The event will also have cultural programmes to showcase the rich culture and folk dances of North East India, Minister for DoNER Jitendra Singh said inaugurating the ‘Destination North East 2016’ along with Minister of state for Home Kiren Rijiju. (PTI)