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Festival showcasing Northeast's culture, tourism potential held


Festival showcasing Northeast's culture, tourism potential held

New Delhi, Feb 20 (ANI): Recently, "Destination North East - 2016 Festival" was organized at Pragati Maiden in New Delhi in a bid to showcase the inherent economic, social and cultural strength of the North East Region (NER) at the national level. The three-day long mega event was held by the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) Ministry in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture.

DoNER Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh and Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju inaugurated the festival.

Artists from the northeast region enthralled audience with their mesmerizing performances. Cultural troupe of AO tribe from Nagaland attired in colorful costumes and headgears performed a traditional 'War dance'.

Reang community from Tripura also mesmerized the people with their fold dance 'Hojagiri'. Artists from Mizoram performed traditional 'bamboo dance'.

A group of male artists from Manipur also presented a 'Pung Chalom' dance where the performer plays the "Pung" or drum

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