3rd Northeast India festival will begin Vietnam from October 27-29

3rd Northeast India festival will begin Vietnam from October 27-29

Guwahati: The much-anticipated third edition of the North East India Festival (NEIF) will begin on September 23 at the iconic Park, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from October 27 to 29.
The three-day extravaganza promises an impressive line-up of events, with the inaugural program and dinner on the first day, followed by two days of cultural shows, exhibitions and B2B meetings.
The inaugural session of the fair will be hosted by Madan Mohan Sethi, Consul General of India in Ho Chi Minh City. The event will bring together stakeholders from both India and Vietnam, including the participation of various Chief Ministers, Union Ministers, and businessmen who will engage in discussions focused on bilateral trade and tourism.
The event will feature captivating cultural performances, presentations by both Indian and Vietnamese representatives, and speeches by top Vietnamese officials, followed by a sumptuous dinner.
A dedicated B2B meeting on tourism will be held under the chairmanship of Chanchal Kumar, Secretary, Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER).
The session will facilitate interaction between tour operators from Northeast India and their Vietnamese counterparts, expertly moderated by Anil Ora, Regional Director, India Tourism.
A B2B meeting on trade will be held under the chairmanship of Dr Geetima Das krishna, in-charge of Invest India in NER, showcasing the Northeast as an attractive destination for investment, tourism and bilateral trade.
Experienced investors will share insights during the session, which will be attended by prominent entrepreneurs from the Northeast and Vietnam. Additionally, the People-to-People Exchange Meeting will offer a platform for scholars, academics and historians from Northeast India to engage with their Vietnamese counterparts.
“The overwhelming support from the state governments of the Northeast region, despite some limitations due to the upcoming legislative assembly elections in some states, has made India’s biggest event a reality,” said Shyamkanu Mahanta, chief organizer of the Northeast India Festival. highlights their immense support for hosting. in Southeast Asia”.
“The Northeast India Festival has successfully opened new avenues in India’s relations with Southeast Asia, thanks to the substantial support from the Government of India.
We are conducting various series of enlightening seminars on the prospects and prospects of the North East region. Now is the time to roll up our sleeves, implement our vision, and align with the vision of the Hon’ble Prime Minister on the Act East Policy,” added Mahanta.
A team from Vietnam Airlines recently visited Assam to explore opportunities for direct air links between Guwahtai and Vietnam, Mahanta said. If this becomes a reality, Mahanta is optimistic that the dynamics of Northeast India’s tourism sector will change completely.
Madan Mohan Sethi, Consul General of India in Ho Chi Minh City, said, “We have a deep connection with Northeast India. As a former Consul General in Myanmar, I have a close relationship with the Northeast governments, especially Manipur and Nagaland. It was an honor to collaborate, and build a strong bond with the region.
It gives us immense pleasure to play an important role in organizing this great initiative, which is a joint effort between the Indian Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City and the Ministry of External Affairs and is led by the Chief Organizer, Mr. Shyamakanu Mahanta.
I request the respected media community to shed light on this important event. Such coverage will highlight the spirit of brotherhood and economic development that the festival represents.
Sethi added that the festival constitutes of diverse activities including trade, tourism and educational sessions that will facilitate business and educational links between India and Vietnam.
Sethi observed that the event, in line with the Act East policy vision of the Prime Minister of India, is an example of a concerted effort to connect Northeast India with Vietnam through trade, tourism, and people-to-people exchanges.
NEIF will host various exhibitions, including the “Incredible India Exhibition”, which will showcase the incredible places of India. A dedicated textile zone representing various northeastern states of India and a state-specific exhibition zone will highlight Act East policy, tea industry, tourism, and more.
The event’s entertainment line-up will feature a dazzling array of cultural performances, including colorful folk dances from North-East India, as well as top designers such as Sangamitra Phukan, Bidyut-Rakesh, Manjushree Saikia, Yan Ngoba, Hasina Kharbhih. A spectacular fashion show is also included.
These fashion showcases will feature models and famous showstoppers from Vietnam. The event will be filled with performances by top musical bands and artistes from both India and Vietnam, as well as delectable North East Indian cuisine.
The festival will also be marked by electrifying performances from the state of Nagaland, represented by TFMA (Task Force for Music and Arts), featuring The Fantastic Company (TFS), Bright Lights, Guitar prodigy Imnainla Jamir, Trance Effect, KL Pamei, and Meghalaya’s popular band, Summersalt. Additionally, artists from Assam including Baba will enthrall the audience with their electrifying performances.
The 3rd Northeast India Festival promises to be an extraordinary celebration of culture, art and business, building on the deepening ties between India and Vietnam. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to experience this mega-festival in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City.

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