GUWAHATI, Oct 24 � The second edition of the North East Festival is going to be held at the IGNCA, Janpath, New Delhi, from November 7 to 10. This year�s edition of the festival will focus on the various business and investment opportunities that the region presents, apart from showcasing the multifarious culture and rich heritage of the north-eastern States.
The North East Festival is organized by socio-cultural trust Trend MMS, in association, North East Community of Delhi (comprising student organizations, activists of the North-east based in Delhi) and IGNCA. The event has also become part of the prestigious Delhi International Art Festival.
Expected to be attended by over one lakh people, top North-east icons such as MC Mary Kom, Adil Hussain, Everester Anshu Jamsenpa, boxer Shiva Thapa, etc., besides policymakers of the country, Chief Ministers of various north-eastern States, top bureaucrats, intellectuals, students, investors, tour operators, among others, will be the participants.
Shyamkanu Mahanta, organizer-in-chief, North East Festival, said, �This year the theme is �Insurgence to Resurgence� with focus on highlighting the positive stories of entrepreneurship and development. Apart from the carnival, exhibition-cum-sales showcasing unique artisans and weavers of the region, organic fruits and vegetables would be presented. The objective is to make Delhi understand the North-east in one platform, and to promote tourism in the region.�
There would also be deliberations on critical issues of the region. �To attract investment in the ITES sector, the organizers in association with the Ministry of IT, Government of India is organizing a seminar to explore investment opportunities in the ITES sector in the North-east. A session on education � expected to be chaired by Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani � would discuss ways of introducing subjects from the North-east in school and college curricula to create awareness about the region,� he added.