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Delhi to host 4-day NE fest in November

DELHI

A four-day festival beginning next month will showcase music, dance, fashion and food of the northeastern states with a special focus on “bridging the cultural gap” in the wake of several incidents of attacks on people from the region.

Icons from the northeast like champion boxers M C Mary Kom and Shiva Thapa, Bollywood actor Adil Hussain and Everest conqueror Anshu Jamsenpa among others and policy makers are expected to attend the event scheduled from November 7 to 10, reports Morung Express. Other than exhibiting the cultural heritage of northeastern states, the festival organisers will also hold discussions on critical issues concerning the region. “The theme this year is ‘Insurgence to Resurgence’ with focus on highlighting the positive stories of entrepreneurship and development,” said chief organiser of the festival Shyamkanu Mahanta. “The whole objective is to present to the people of Delhi North East India in one platform and also to encourage tourism,” he said.

“The festival is an attempt to bring people together and make them aware about the northeastern culture, which will help in avoiding any such discrimination,” said Joint Commissioner (Training) Robin Hibu, who is the nodal officer for northeast people in Delhi Police.

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