Assam: Bangkok will host the 2nd edition Northeast Festival on July 30 and 31
Guwahati: To celebrate the 75th year of India’s diplomatic relations with Thailand, the Second Edition of the Northeast India Festival will be organized in Bangkok on July 30 and July 31.
It was attended by a lot of people.
Northeast Festival India was organized with support from the Indian Embassy in Bangkok, and several Northeastern States Governments.
According to a statement, the Northeast Festival’s second edition will open with an Inaugural Session on July 29 at Centara Grand Hotel Bangkok.
Conrad Sangma (Meghalaya Chief Minister), Nagaland CM Neiphiu Rio and Arunachal Pradesh Deputy CM Chowna Mein, as well as a number of top bureaucrats and influential Thais will all be in attendance at the Session.
Sattriya dancer Mridusmita Die will be performing Sattriya dance at the Inaugural Session.
Around 30 entrepreneurs from MSME will exhibit products of the Northeast at a massive exhibition featuring North Eastern State Governments. The focus is on tea, crafts and agro-horti products.
Also, there are art and food exhibitions.
A spectacular cultural show featuring North Eastern dance styles on both days. The focus this time is Tai culture from the North Eastern regions.
The history, heritage, and culture of Tai Khamti communities and Tai Ahom will be presented by a large group of Tai Khamti communities.
A variety of Thai dance styles will be on display.
This two-day event will feature a fashion show featuring top North East Indian designers such as Anuradha Kuli and Robert Naorem.
Andrea Kevichusa (Bollywood actress in the Anek movie), along with other popular Northeast actresses such as Nishita and Pritikongkana and some well-known Thai actors, will be walking the North Eastern fabric ramp.
Well-known musical bands of NER such as Soulmate, David Angu & the Tribe, Zubeen Garg and band, Tetseo sisters, and a very unique presentation by TaFMA of Nagaland including choir music, dance, and rock music.
Jina Rajkumari, Jutimala & Tai Folks, Rhythms of Manipur, and many others will also perform at the event.
STAMP, a well-known rock group from Thailand will be performing on the Festival’s first day.
Chadchart Sittipunt (Bangkok governor), Ambassadors from various ASEAN/QUAD countries and experts are all expected to attend. A large campaign has been launched to highlight the festival at various Bangkok metro stations.
Shyamkanu Mahata, the chief organizer of the program, stated that the unprecedented support of the Northeast State Govts, the business community, and the Indian Embassy in Thailand have helped to establish a vast platform which is likely to open new doors for trade and tourism.
He explained that there is a People to People program to exchange information about Tai culture, history and other topics between the two regions.
This festival will be centered on Tai tourism circuits from upper Assam, Tai Ahom historic monuments, Tai Phake Village and Tai Khamti regions of Arunachal.