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OCTAVE - 2008 Northeast Festival begins in Bihar

State governor, K. Sankararanarayan speaking at the inaugural function of OCTAVE 2008 NE Festival, Bihar.
Published on 5 Dec. 2008 1:47 AM IST
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A five-day OCTAVE 2008 Northeast Festival organized by union ministry of culture, NEZCC,Dimapur, EZCC, Kolkata, Sangeet Natak Akademi, Lalit Kala Akademi, Sahitya Akademi, National Schoiol of Drama, TRIFED and government of Bihar was inaugurated Thursday at Gandhi Maidan, Patna, Bihar. Union minister of state, Culture and Tourism, Kanti Singh inaugurated the festival in the presence of Nagaland Governor and Chairman, NEZCC, K. Sankararanarayan; Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar, Sushil Kumar Modi; Bihar minister art, culture and youth, Renu Devi; secretary, department of art, culture and youth, Vivek Kumar Singh; joint secretary, ministry of culture, GoI, N.C. Geol; Director, North East Zone Cultural Centre, Dimapur, V. Hekali Zhimomi and host of other dignitaries. The choreograph presentation especially based on harmonious journey with Fire, Earth, Water and Air, traveling through the seven colours of the rainbow. Various culture and traditions converging, celebrating together the joyous spirit of dance and music in the colourful “Rainbow of Nature”. The show was choreographed by Gilles Chuyen. Altogether, nearly 500 artistes from the member states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura are participating in the festival.

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