North-east spring festival: A cultural extravaganza

March 26th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI  

Dimapur, Mar 26 (ANI): The five-day long North East Spring Festival, recently organized in Dimapur city of Nagaland was a grand affair that showcased some of the best folk art forms of the culturally rich north eastern region of India.

Organized under the aegis of Northeast Zonal Cultural Centre Dimapur and Indian Council for Cultural Relations, the grand fiesta saw artists from 14 different states of the country perform on the same stage to spread the message of love and harmony through music.

The main aim behind holding the festival was to promote the idea of national integration by bringing artists of different regions together.

Som Kamei, Director, North East Zone Cultural Centres said: “The main aim of having this spring festival is to explore the cultural linkages that we share not only among the northeastern states but also between the rest of India and also in the Asian context especially in the Southeast Asian countries where we have deep cultural linkages.”I should say that its brilliant because it connects us with so many people not only locally but to other different states and not only that we can cross over the boundary and get connected with other parts of the country and its really a good exposure and I should say that the NEZCC is doing a brilliant job,” Suzzane Lotha, a participant.A book fair and an ethnic cuisine fest were also organized during the fest. Local artisans also displayed handloom and handcraft products that were a huge draw among the visitors. (ANI)

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