From a Correspondent
New Delhi: DoNER Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh on Saturday inaugurated the 4-day-long North East Festival at Varanasi.
Stating that organizing the festival in Varanasi assumes much more significance, Dr. Singh said, “This would also bring India’s cultural diversities together and help people across India to understand what Northeast is all about.”
Veteran cine star Zeenat Aman, former cricketer RP Singh and several other celebrities for the world of films, music, and sports were also present on the occasion.
Dr. Singh said that the Northeast provides unexplored avenues for youth from all over India. He said, “Northeast has something to offer to each of the young Start-Ups and aspiring entrepreneurs from all over India and therefore it is fast emerging as the favourite destination for youth from all over India.”
“This will help in curbing youth exodus,” he said. He said that youth should explore the opportunity of business to business sessions being held during the festival. He added that the government has built hostels for the North East students to help them pursue their studies in different parts of the country.
The DoNER Minister said that the Northeast model of development has today become a reference point for replication in other parts of India. “There is so much to learn from the North East. Some states like Sikkim have GDP that most of the other States don’t have. We have citrus fruit park in Mizoram,” he said while lauding the resources in the Northeast.