From a Correspondent
New Delhi, September 27: In its endeavour to link northeast with the mainstream India, DoNER Ministry has decided to organize a three-daylong Northeast festival in Bengalore from November 6.
Disclosing this in New Delhi after a meeting with representatives of “Northeast India Welfare Society”, DoNER Minister Jitendra Singh said that the event will be split over three days and will include cultural programmes, tourism displays, Business summits, semir discussions, sports slots and arts & craft shows.
“The participants will not only be from different parts of Northeast but also from different parts of the rest of India, so as to facilitate a healthy intermingling of different cultures at the important South Indian destition of Bengaluru which also currently happens to be a favourite professiol and educatiol hub for youth from the entire subcontinent,” he said.
This will also help in inspiring stimulating environment for “Startup India” and entrepreneurship, he added.
Singh said that during the last nine months since he took over the Ministry, he has tried to follow a two-pronged strategy. One is that of bringing rest of India closer to Northeast for which initiatives like “DoNER at Doorstep” were started to hold monthly Camp Secretariat of DoNER Ministry in each of the eight States of the region by rotation.
The second part of the strategy envisages carrying Northeast to different parts of this vast country and the Bengaluru event will be a step in this direction.
“On the one hand, while the rest of India needs to be familiarized and acquainted better with rich attributes of Northeast and its people, on the other hand the people of Northeast also need to be exposed to the diversities that enrich India from North to South and from East to West,” Singh said.