CHENNAI: The nation’s perspective on the Northeast has changed over time and those states have now become part of India’s growth stories, Tamil Nadu Governor RN Ravi said on Tuesday.
The North-Eastern states are now part of the “Emerging India stories” as they are bubbling with potential and aspirations towards growth and development at par with other regions of the country, he said while inaugurating the Octave 2023 – under a festival. is being held. Under the auspices of the South Zone Cultural Centre, Thanjavur, here to showcase the indigenous art and culture of Northeast India.
“Now, their areas are not trouble spots as they have been described in the past due to the misunderstanding of our best people. Even the nation’s perspective on the Northeast has now changed,” he said. said the governor.
The people of Northeast are very talented, innocent, emotional and full of energy and enthusiasm, said the Governor, who is the Chairman of SZCC and said that the people of North East who are connected with culture, art and spirituality will contribute to the development of the country. have been resourceful for .
Ravi urged the participants of the festival to take advantage of the opportunity to visit Tamil Nadu and Chennai, the spiritual and artistic capital.
He said that Tamil Nadu is very rich in culture and it is expressed through music, dance and fine arts, and he asked the people of Tamil Nadu to visit the festival and get a glimpse of the Northeast through its music, culture, cuisine. Also called for enjoyment. Performances by Northeast artists.
He stressed that those from Tamil Nadu should visit the northeastern states, the beautiful land and enjoy the diverse flora and fauna.
Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh are among the states participating in the festival which will be held at SZCC, under the auspices of the Union Ministry of Culture, at Open Auditorium, Bharatiya Vidyashram, Kalpak Garden Road. are being held. January 3-6.
Cultural program will be presented from 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm on all days. The craft fair and food festival will be held from 5 pm to 9.30 pm.
Principal Secretary, Tourism and Culture B. Chandra Mohan, Principal Secretary to Governor Anandrao V. Patil, SZCC Director KK Gopalakrishnan, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Chennai Chairman N. Ravi, and BVB Director K. N. Ramaswamy were present.