New Delhi, Sept 8: Union minister of state for DoNER Dr Jitendra Singh will inaugurate the ‘North East Calling’ festival here on Saturday. The two-day-long event is being organised by the ministry of DoNER under its ‘Destination North East series’ of this year. The purpose of the event is to promote the art, culture, heritage, cuisine, handicrafts, business and tourism of North East India.
The event will be held at India Gate lawns from 11 am to 10 am.
The event coincides with the 16th anniversary of ministry of DoNER. In the run-up of the event, a variety of contests including photography and caption contest, video contest, choreography contest for colleges on the theme ‘Connect NE’, Quiz Competition for schools and colleges, Best North-Eastern attire in the crowd, home chef contest, have been organised. Winners of these contests will be given awards during the event.