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Ministry of DoNER to organise “North East Calling” on September 9-10

The Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) is organising an event ‘North East Calling’ under its Destination Northeast series of this year.

The purpose of the event is to promote the art, culture, heritage, cuisine, handicrafts, business and tourism of northeast India. The event will showcase all activities and products of northeast and it coincides with the 16th anniversary of DoNER, said a PIB press release.

In the run-up of to the event, a variety of contests with Northeast as the theme are open 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 northeastern attire in the crowd, home chef contest. For details of contests, please click the following link:

http://mdoner.gov.in/content/destination-north-east

Winners of these contests will be given awards during the cultural evening on the closing day of the event.

The event will include music festival for bands of Northeast, cultural night for dances of Northeast, handloom demo show presenting the clothes of Northeast, exhibitions of activities being undertaken in NE, stalls by various central government ministries showcasing the works being undertaken by them in the region, stalls by state governments offering opportunities in their states, stalls for sale of products of NERAMAC and NEHHDC, variety of food stalls including sale of delicacies of NE, contests for all sections of young population to expose them to NE, B2B Summits on food processing, tourism and start-up opportunities in the Northeast.

The highlights of the event also include music festival, cultural festival, and live band performances. The handloom demo show to include designers from a mix of Northeast and rest of India.

The two-day event on September 9 and 10 will be held at India Gate lawns from 11 am to 10 pm. The entry for the general public is free.

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