BENGALURU: “This is an invitation to all the Bengalureans to be part of us as they cannot
go to north east.”said Dr Rini Ralte,President of Notheast. The Northeast Solidarity (NGO) together with the government of Karnataka organized a two day festival to share the culture of north east. The tag line of the festival was ‘connecting cultures.’ It was held on February 4-5 at Ravindra Kalakshetra, Kumbaragundi road.
Dr Rini Ralte, President of Noth East Solidarity said, “It is the fourth time we are organizing this event. Last year we had a very good response from the people and this year for the first time the government of Karnataka is joining us. Bengaluru is an international city where several cultures lives together. Our aim is to build peace and solidarity among various cultures.”
The northeast Solidarity is an NGO which was started in 2012 in the context of feared mass exodus of 37,000 people with a mere sms threat of attack. The festival was celebrated with
dance, songs, music. games, art, ethnic fashion show and food.
During the Inauguration Dr Naveen Raj Singh, IAS, Secretary, Tourism said, “In the coming years we will celebrate this festival in a bigger and progressive manner. Soon we are going to announce this event as one of the annual festival. It is an opportunity for those who cannot go to northeast to see the culture. There is a good number of people from North
East in Bengaluru and it is an opportunity for them also to be part of their culture.”