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The 11th edition of the North East Festival will kick off here from December 22.
The three-day festival showcasing the region’s rich culture, tantalising cuisine, and artistic prowess will be held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. This annual celebration, since its inception in 2013, has played a pivotal role in boosting tourism in the North Eastern states.
Chief Organiser of the Festival, Shyamkanu Mahanta, said, “Delhi holds a special place in our hearts, and the city’s warmth has always been overwhelming. The North East Festival has evolved into a symbol of identity for the people of the North East. Our primary focus has been to forge marketing connections for products from the Northeastern states.”
“With the backing of the Union Tourism Ministry, we will host a tourism B2B meet, and, supported by the MSME Ministry, a B2B meet for the textile and food processing sector. These meetings will facilitate meaningful interactions with buyers,” Mahanta said.
The Chief Organiser said invitations have been sent to well-known North East entrepreneurs from various sectors to showcase their products.
“Additionally, cultural performances, games, the display of our authentic food, and more will enhance the festive atmosphere. With this edition, we anticipate an even greater footfall, marking another milestone in our journey. This year’s edition promises an exciting array of events that celebrate the beauty, diversity, and integrity of North East India,” Mahanta said.
The Chief Organiser also informed that the inauguration ceremony is expected to be graced by Union Home Minister Amit Shah, in the presence of Union Minister for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) G Kishan Reddy, Union Ministers–Anurag Thakur and Sarbananda Sonowal, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and other dignitaries.