Connected by an infinite chain of pearly threads, intricate as a spider’s web the North-East India represents 8 states - Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura which is considered as India’s most distinct and spectacular region. Spread over an approximate expanse of 2,65,000 sq km. north east represents a true collage of colours of ethnic groups with their diverse language and culture but all bound together by a chord of unison.
Create awareness about the region. Showcase the uniqueness of culture and people of India’s North East. Connect within the North East amongst various tribes and communities and to connect with rest of India. Showcase the core competency of the region – Tourism, Handloom Handicraft etc Create Marketing linkages. Create a platform to discuss the critical issues of North East India..
The First Edition of North East Festival(NEF) was organised in 8th and 9th November, 2013 at IGNCA, New Delhi. For the first time in the history, 8 North Eastern State Governments joined hand to showcase the North East. NEF got widespread publicity across the country and has become a platform for taking up various issues of North Eastern region. The Fourth edition of North East Festival is being proposed on 4th, 5th and 6th November 2016.