The 8th North East Festival will be held at Radisson Blu here on December 19 and 20, according to a press release issued here.
In view of the prevailing pandemic situation, this year the festival will be organised with minimum human presence and broadcast all over the globe through digital platforms.
The focus of the festival will be growth agenda for the North East post-Covid-19. A new entity NEF Ideation Conclave will have a series of discussion sessions. ‘Success stories of North East Youth’ session will have prominent personalities of the region such as Zubeen Garg, Anshu Jemsepa, Armstrong Palme, Hima Das, Larsing Ming, Riyan Parag Das, Niti Deb and many others speaking about their journey.
A session ‘Market linkage on Agriculture’ will have farmer producing companies of the NE region interacting with buyers from outside. A ‘B2B Meet on Tourism’ will be organised wherein tourism stakeholders of the North East will interact with prominent tour operators of the country. In a session ‘Make in North East’ prominent investors in the NE such as NRL, Patanjali, ITC, etc., will share their experience of investment in the region. Some successful startups of the region will share their story and interact.
At 4 pm on both the evenings, North East tourism destinations, Hornbill Festival, Sangai Festival, Tawang Festival, etc., cuisines of the region, dance forms, crafts and the tribes of the region will give a feel of the region. Evening cultural programmes will showcase dance forms of the North East, spectacular fashion shows by top designers and models of the region and NEF musical evenings will have Zubeen Garg, Soulmate and other top musical icons of the region performing to a global audience.
The Govt of Assam led by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal is the host. The inaugural session on development agenda for North East will highlight the positive works done by various chief ministers of the region in the presence of Union DoNER Minister Dr Jitendra Singh.
The programme will be live streamed on Facebook and YouTube links of North East Festival and can be seen across the globe.
The North East Festival is an attempt to showcase and create awareness about India’s North East and to promote entrepreneurship and tourism.