President to inaugurate first edition of a cultural Festival titled 'Songs and Dances of North east'
By FnF Correspondent | PUBLISHED: 10, Apr 2015, 18:41 pm IST | UPDATED: 19, Aug 2015, 18:01 pm IST
President Pranab Mukherjee will inaugurate a cultural festival of the North East organized by Government of Meghalaya and sponsored by the North Eastern Council in New Delhi tomorrow.
This initiative is one of the outcomes of the recommendations of the M.P. Bezbaruah Committee on the North East, set up by the Ministry of Home Affairs to work out modalities for building a strong social bond between the people of North East and the rest of the country.
The festival will showcase the rich cultural ethnicity and diversity of North East India. Assam, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Nagaland and Manipur will set up their stalls and display a plethora of products.
Leading music bands of the North East will perform. There will also be a tourism exhibition, food festival and free dance lessons for those interested in learning dances of the North East.