The North East Festival, a popular event held in Delhi’s Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts ever since its inception seven years ago, will be held in Guwahati, Assam this year. Starting on December 19, the two-day event is open for the public to attend virtually.
Well, known personalities of the region like Indian athlete Hima Das, Bollywood singer Zubeen Garg, mountaineer Anshu Jemsepa, and Indian cricketer Riyan Parag Das will hold a series of discussion sessions under NEF Ideation Conclave and share their success stories. The focus of the annual event this year is on ‘Growth Agenda for North East Post Covid19’.
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A session Market linkage on Agriculture will have farmers, producing companies of the NER interacting with buyers from outside. A B2B Meet on Tourism will also be organized wherein tourism stakeholders of the North East will interact with tour operators of the country.
The festival will also witness a session on Make in North East which will have investors in the NER such as NRL, Patanjali, ITC, etc will share their experience of investment in the region.
A virtual walk through the North East Festival will be taking place on both days at 4 pm, highlighting North East tourism destinations, festivals such as Hornbill, Sangai, Tawang Festival, etc, cuisines of the region, dance forms, and crafts. The festival will also feature various cultural programs, fashion shows, and musical concerts in which Zubeen, band Soulmate, and other artists will be performing.
Shyamkanu Mahanta, Organiser- in-Chief, North East Festival, said in a statement: “North East Festival over the years has been able to create a positive perception about the region. This time focus is to highlight the strength of the North East as an investment destination and focus on the region as an ideal tourism destination post-Covid. The Virtual North East Festival will aim at creating a market linkage for North Eastern products and will try to motivate youngsters of the region for entrepreneurship, sports, and other activities.” (IANS)