Over 3 lakh footfalls registered in 3-day colourful show
From a Correspondent
New Delhi, Oct 18: The 3rd edition of Northeast Festival ended here on Sunday registering more than 3 lakhs footfalls in the three-day-long Explore Northeast programme.
"It was really a wonderful opportunity for me to know about the Northeast, its people, culture and all other unexplored things," said Puja Sharma, a resident of Delhi. Pooja and her three friends visited the festival all the three days that started on Friday.
"Northeast Festival was an attempt to build bridges between the Northeast and rest of India by showcasing the best Northeast has to offer. With 25 food stalls, 60 artisans, 40 musical bands, 30 folk dances, various exhibitions of tribes, handloom, handicrafts and much else besides, have made Northeast Festival the biggest cultural festival in Delhi," said Shyamkanu Mahanta, Organizer in Chief of the Northeast Festival.
Fun and frolic galore with music, dance, fashion, food, tribal culture, freedom fighters, films in different Northeastern languages were exhibited in the festival.
Semirs on the potential of food processing industry and the impact of Northeast Industrial policy in association with FINER was also organized at the festival.
The festival also featured an extensive discussion on the strategic importance of the Northeast and the Centre's Act East Policy. Fashion and music shows were also part of the programme.