Festival of NE commences at NEZCC

Festival of NE commences at NEZCC
Tsongdi Club from Nagaland performing ‘Anyitsi yongdi jingthing Nyichi’ at the Festival of NE, Stone Sculpture garden, NEZCC on March 25. (NP)
Staff Reporter Dimapur, Mar 25 | Publish Date: 3/25/2021 1:40:13 PM IST

 A four-day “Festival of North East” organised by North East Zone Culture Centre (NEZCC), Dimapur has commenced at Stone Sculpture Garden, NEZCC complex, Dimapur on March 25, 2021. 

Addressing the media fraternity, NEZCC director, Gouri Basu, stated that the festival was conducted to highlight the rich cultures and ethnicity of the entire North Eastern states. 

Adding that it was important to showcase each culture and tradition to the other NE states, Basu in a quest to educate the people of NE states on the various art forms of NE states maintained that the eight sister states of North East India has numerous tribes and ethnic groups of which each has their own distinct culture, dances, music, musical instruments, and folklores visibly different from the other.

With regard to the festival being organised in Dimapur, Basu also informed that the same festival would be organised in different states as well, however maintained that hosting at Nagaland (Dimapur) and Assam (Guwahati) was easier as both has its own venues. 

“When we have our own premises, particular during this pandemic times, one can take maximum precautions when we work in our own premises”, Basu added. 

Basu further said that NEZCC would be organising similar types of events outside of NE to spread the cultural ethnicity of the entire NE states. 

The four days event would witness all eight North Eastern states of India performing their traditional dances and folk songs. 

On the first two days of the event, cultural dances and folk songs from Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur and Meghalaya would be presented and presentations by Tripura, Sikkim and Mizoram states would follow up on the next two days. Cultural dances and folk songs of Nagaland would be showcased throughout the four day event. 

NEZCC Dimapur has also requested the citizens of Dimapur to avail such opportunities to witness and learn the vibrant culture and ethnicity of the entire NE states by attending the four day long programme. 

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