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North East Festival held in New Delhi

Published on October 30, 2018
The 6th edition of North East festival is being organized till October 28, 2018 in New Delhi and the 15th edition of Indian International Centre festival is to be held from 27-31 October 2018.
North East Festival held in New Delhi

Key features of the North East Festival:

  • Cultural performances involving Bagrumba dance, Hozagir dance of Tripura, Bihu dance of Assam, Garo Wangla dance and Manipuri martial arts performances called Thang Ta.
  • Fashion shows with traditional patterns and textiles.
  • Presentation of organic food and vegetables grown in the region.
  • 150 craft stalls displaying exotic handloom and handicrafts products of north east region.
  • Agriculture, horticulture and food processing stalls.
  • There will be special performances by Nise Meruno, classical pianist and vocalist.

Key Features of the Indian International Centre festival:

  • The festival is a part of Destination North East Series being organised by North Eastern Council, Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER).
  • The festival is organised by Indian International Centre as 15th anniversary of its annual festivals. 
  • The theme for this year is "Experiencing the North East".
  • To showcase the richness of the cultural heritage of North East, there will be focus on presenting dance, music, theatre, exhibitions, and special cuisines to the visitors.
  • There will be an exhibition specially focused on Bamboo products.
  • A literary event called "These hills we come from…Voices from North East" will take place focusing on literature of the region.
  • There will be a showcase of Films of the region also there in the festival.

About Thang Ta and Sarit-Sarak:

  • These two are the martial art forms from the Indian state of Manipur.
  • In Manipuri language thang means sword and ta means spear.
  • Thang Ta is name for the ancient martial practice known as Huyen Lallong.
  • The unarmed aspect of Thang Ta is named as Sarit Sarak.

Question:

Q. Where are the 6th edition of North East festival and the 15th edition of Indian International Centre festival being held?
a. Guwhati
b. Agartala
c. New Delhi
d. Gangtok
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