Eight day long North East Festival, “Celebrating the North East: Exhibition, Fashion and Music began on Tuesday at Dilli Haat in the National Capital. A Ministry of Textile initiative, the festivals marks Gandhi Jayanti and rich culture of the North Eatern states, popularly known as 'Seven Sisters' will be on display for the people of Delhi.
The Union Ministry of Textiles in collaboration with the Government of Assam organised the festival to showcase the rich cultural heritage of the region alongwith the fashion, music and handicrafts.
The festival will be open for public form 3rd Oct to 9th Oct. Various designers and fashion enthusiasts from the region will present their latest designs in the fashion for the national audience. In order to promote the tribal and non-tribal fashion trends, several well known models from the North East circuit will walk the ramp. Even some renowned names in the global modelling industry have been roped in for the show. Every state has been allocated a day to present the latest trend from their tribal and non-tribal society.
Apart from the fashion industry from the region, the rich traditional music and dances will also be organised to entertain the visitors.
Inaugurating the festival, Delhi;s Education Minister Kiran Walia said, “this is the platform to explore their culture. In this era of globalization, we forget the beauty of remote and far off areas of our country. ‘Celebrating the North East’ is the festival where people of Delhi will get a chance to enjoy the beauty of their vibrant regional culture”, said Kiran Walia.
The inaugural day was marked for Assam. The day began with a performance of ‘Sattriya’, a classical Indian dance form from the state. It was followed by ‘Bihu’, a folk dance and a fashion show by well known North East designer Vikram Rai Medhi. Renowned model Nayanika Chatterjee alogwith some foreign models walked the ramp as showstopper for Medhi's show.