DoNER Minister Jitendra Singh will inaugurate the third edition of the four-day Destination North East festival in Varanasi on Saturday.
Organized by the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), the Destination North East festival was previously held in Delhi and Chandigarh.
On Friday, Minister of DoNER Jitendra Singh said the festival will give the audience live experience.
“All eight states will be present at the event along with their handicrafts, handloom, organic products and cultural troupes,” he said.
The minister said the idea to organize such events is to bring India's rest closer to the northeast and experience the region's rich culture.
He said Northeast's development has been a government priority since Prime Minister Narendra Modi took over.
He added that Prime Minister himself has visited NE more than 30 times during his first term.
“The development of all peripheral states is important for India to grow in a harmonious manner. Many initiatives have been taken to bring connectivity in the region,” he said.
He said that to find new ways, young entrepreneurs are also moving to the northeast.
He also listed the establishment in Assam of the venture fund for start-ups and Bamboo Park.
The minister said at the Destination North East festival in Varanasi, there will be a separate bamboo pavilion.
The minister informed that a Business-to-Business session was also planned for the business communities to explore opportunities in the NE states on one of the days.
Updated by: News Sources 2019-11-23 11:36 AM