New Delhi, September 8: North East is one of the emerging parts of the country, is constantly aiming to upsurge in various fields. ‘North East Calling’ is one such creative event where art, culture, heritage, the cuisine of northeastern states will be the highlight of the festival. Also for the 1st time in the history of India, Indian Administrative Service officers are going to rock the ramp.
IAS officers will walk the ramp in ethnic northeastern attire at Delhi's India Gate to showcase works of designers from the northeastern states, reports said. This event aims to bridge the gap between northeastern states and the rest of the country.
Ministry of Development for North Eastern Region (DoNER), is organizing ‘North East Calling’ which is going to get the kick start on Saturday. “The purpose of the event is to promote the art, culture, heritage, cuisine, handicrafts, business and tourism of North East India. The event will showcase all activities and products of North-East and it coincides with the 16th Anniversary of Ministry of DoNER,” said a press communiqué issued by the ministry.
Variety of contests along with North East as the theme has been opened to the public with attractive prizes.“These contests include photography and caption contest, video contest, choreography contest for colleges on the theme “Connect NE”, quiz competition for schools and colleges, best North-Eastern attire in the crowd, Home Chef Contest,” it said.
The event will include music festival for bands of North-East, cultural night for dances of North-East, handloom demo show presenting the clothes of North-East, exhibitions of activities being undertaken in NE, stalls by various Central Government ministries showcasing the works being undertaken by them in the region.