In a bid to bring North-eastern India closer to the rest of the country, a day-long Northeast festival, featuring food, costumes, music and dance among other features is being organised at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium on April 11 here.

Hosted by the Meghalaya government and sponsored by the North East Council, the festival titled "Songs and Dances of the North-East" is scheduled to be inaugurated by President Pranab Mukherjee, organisers said here today.