The ‘Destination North East’ festival, which seeks to promote the culture and traditions of the Northeast on the national stage, will be held in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh from November 23-26.
The festival is being organised by the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), Government of India, and the four-day event from 23rd to 26th November 2019 at IIT BHU grounds, Varanasi.
The Previous editions of ‘Destination North East’ were held in Delhi and Chandigarh. Destination NE 2019 will provide live experience to the audience.
All 8 states will be present at the event along with their handicrafts, handloom products, organic products and cultural troupes, the DoNER Ministry has informed.
Jitendra Singh, the DoNER Minister, said that the idea of organising such events is to bring the rest of India closer to North East and to have experience of rich culture of North East.
Dr Jitendra Singh has said that the development of all peripheral states is important for India to grow in a harmonious manner, mentioning the Venture fund for start-ups and Bamboo Park being set up in Assam as recent achievements. He also informed that a separate bamboo pavilion will be there at the Destination North East festival in Varanasi.
The Minister informed that a Business to Business session has also been scheduled on one of the days for the business communities to explore opportunities in the NE states.
During the festival, the visitors will have live experiences of the artisans and artistes from the NE states working on their looms and crafts, performing their songs and dances in the open stage during the day. Indigenous games will also be performed where visitors can also participate.
Live kitchens with recipes from NE and Uttar Pradesh will also be serving delicacies throughout the event, to appease the taste buds of visitors.
It may be mentioned here that the Union Home Minister, Amit Shah, and UP CM Yogi Adityanath, are likely to be present at the event.
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