“Insurgence to Resurgence”
- The 4 day festival in the capital showcasing the best of North East concludes in grand style
- Sees footfall of over 2 lakh people across the four days, making it one of the biggest festivals in town
New Delhi, 11th November, 2014: The city stood truly enchanted with the myriad hues of the North East over the past four days at the North East Festival held at IGNCA, New Delhi from 7th to 10th November. After a successful inaugural last year, the second edition of Festival was an attempt to showcase the entire gamut of North East’s culture, cuisines, handicrafts, music et al and at the same time address serious issues like Insurgence to Resurgence, Alienation feeling in the North East, Implementing of Bezbaruah Committee Recommendations, Integrating North East India through Education, Opportunities for investment in IT & ITES in the North East etc. In the discussion “Implementing of Bezbaruah Committee Recommendation” Mr Bezbaruah was himself present to elaborate on ways to protect North Easterners from racism, senior officials of Ministry of Home Affairs, Delhi Police NE Coordinator Mr. Robin Hibu etc was also present. A session on Education saw top officials of NCERT interacted with NE Stakeholders including Garuav Gogoi, a session on on IT was attended by Ms Rita Teoatia, who heads Indi’s Telecommunication network interacting with NE State Govts, Mr. Pradyut Borah, BJP leader was also present. A quiz competition “Know your North East” was held at DU, JNU and Jamia Milia Islamia University meant to Non North East students to create awareness about the region.
On the last day of North East Festival, ULFA Chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa and DHD Chairman Dilip Nunisa along with eminent intellectuals like Shekhar Gupta, Dr. Nani Gopal Mahanta, Mr. Wasbir Hussain, Dr. Jayanta Madhab discussed about insurgency and urged the youth to take the path of resurgence.
16 award winning athletes from the North East who made the country proud in the recent CWG & Asian Games including Mary Kom, Sarita Devi, Devendro etc. to encourage sports in the region.
Cultural events, folk dance forms put on a spectacular show all through the festival. Delectable cuisines from the entire region drew visitors from and outside North East. Music, dance, fashion, food, exhibition of art, photography, cartoon, film, discussions and much more was at display in the four day Festival.
The festival saw an unprecedented line-up of established and upcoming talents music, folk-dance and fashion. Around 40 bands performed top designers and gen-next designers from North East showcased their creations. Painting, Photography, Cartoon Exhibition, Live sketch, handloom-handicrafts of the region proved to be great draw among the audience.
Musicians took centrestage in the evenings with some amazing performances – Zubeen Garg, Simanta Sekhar, Girish & The Chronicles, Late Too Soon, MSonic, Bollywood singer Ash King et al enthralled crowds. Dazzling fashion show saw icons from the North East like Shiva Thapa, Rajani Basumatary, Mahadev Deka, Anshu Jensempa walk the ramp in stunning outfits from the region.
Vegetables that are normally available only in the North East like Kaji Nemu, Bhot Jalakia etc. were a great hit among visitors.
The national media applauded the initiative and supported the festival with extensive media coverage across all major publicaitions. The festival was webcasted Live and drew viewers from across the world. The region who generally gets very negative media for a change got top coverage in the Delhi media for positive works.
North East Community in Delhi played a special role in inviting people from Delhi to be a part of the festivities. A young girl Emily De Das came from New York just to perform in the festival.
The brain behind and the Chief Organiser, North East Festival, Shyamkanu Mahanta says, North East Festival has been able to make a significant impact in the form of creating awaress about the region. Mr. Mahanta informed that Tangkhul, Meitei, Hmar, Arunachali, Assamese youngstars joined hand to organise the Biggest Festival ever on the region, sending a very strong message within North East for coexistence.”
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Eminent Delhiites Visit Bhopal Satyagrahis in Solidarity
WHAT: Eminent Delhiites, including Justice (Retd) Rajinder Sacchar, D. Raja, Kuldeep Nayyar, Raghu Rai, Usha Ramanathan, Praful Bidwai, Kavita Krishnan, Gautam Navlakha, and unions, including JNUSU, Jamia Teachers’; Solidarity Association in solidarity with survivors on the 3rd day of hunger strike, and 2nd day of waterless fast.
Cultural Program: Various Music groups and Poetry by Hindi Poet Mangalesh Dabral
WHEN: 12th November, 12 noon (Press Conference, Solidarity statements)
3:30-7p.m. Cultural evening
WHERE: Jantar Mantar, New Delhi
On the 3rd day of the fast, and Day 2 of the waterless fast, Bhopalis will be joined by eminent citizens from Delhi. The Government of India has promised to act with alacrity to every need of the corporate citizen — single window clearances, expedited and simplified licensing procedures. But for the ordinary citizen, getting his or her due as a human being remains a tortuous, convoluted and fraught process. Bhopalis are on a waterless fast demanding equal distribution of ex-gratia payment of Rs. 1 lakh among all affected people, the correction of the compensation being demanded by GoI from Union Carbide in its curative petition in Supreme Court. The Government is demanding just $1.2 billion while scientific estimates peg the additional compensation required at $8.1 billion.
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New Delhi, 11th November 2014: In a battle between two giants of Delhi University, Kiroromal College got the better of Sri Venkateswara College on the Day 6 of the Indian College Basketball League organized by Basketball Federation of India (BFI) in collaboration with IMG Reliance (IMG R) at the SGTB Khalsa College on Tuesday. Yudhbir topscored with 14 points for Kirorimal while Lakshay scored 10 points for Venky College.
In other matches, Motilal College defeated Aryabhatt College 38-23. Hindu College registered a comfortable victory over Zakir Hussain College 51-33 while Ramjas boys didn’t turn up, resulting in a walkover for the hosts SGTB Khalsa College.
In girls category though, Ramjas girls defeated Maitery College 27-19. Danushree scored 14 points for the victors while Renu scored 8 points for Maitery College.
SGTB Khalsa College
Boys: Kirori Mal College (Yudhbir 14) beat Sri Venky (Lakshay 10) 52-49;
MotiLal College (Suryabhan 15) beat Aryabhatt Colleg (Amandeep 14) 38-23;
Hindu College(Aman 14) beat Zakir Hussain College(Bhawya 19) 63-45;
SGTB Khalsa got a walkover over Ramjas College.
Girls: Maitery College(Renu 8) lost to Ramjas College(Danushree 14) 18-27
Tomorrow’s Fixtures: SGTB Khalsa College
Boys: Bhagat Singh College vs Kirori Mal College
Sri Venky College vs MotiLal College
Hansraj College vs Hindu College
Zakir Hussain College vs SGTB Khalsa College
Ramjas College Vs Kirorimal College