NEW DELHI, Sept 9 - A two-day festival to promote the art, culture, heritage, cuisine, handicrafts, business and tourism of North East was inaugurated here today.
�North East Calling�, organised by Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) under its �Destination North East� series, is showcasing the rich heritage of the seven sisters through their music, dance, art and craft.
A music festival with bands playing music from the region, along with a cultural night featuring dances of the Northeastern States have been organised as part of the festival.
Jitendra Singh, who inaugurated the festival at the India Gate lawns here, said, �Such events will not only enrich the economy and culture of Northeastern region, but will also bring the rest of India more closer to North East.
�These events, that too in the heart of National Capital, help the artisans and people of North East to showcase their talent,� he said.
The development, upliftment and growth of North East has been on the priority of the government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he added. � PTI