Varanasi to host NE festival

VARANASI, Sep 29: A four-day ‘Destination Northeast’ festival will be held here in Uttar Pradesh in November to familiarize the people with the rich, unexplored potential and opportunities available in the region, union minister Jitendra Singh said on Sunday.
The festival will be a sequel to the ‘Destination Northeast’ series begun about three years ago, as part of which such festivals have already been held in places like Chandigarh and Delhi.
The four-day festival on the Northeast will be held here 23 November, Singh, the union DoNER minister, said in New Delhi.
“The concept behind holding such events is to familiarize the people in other parts of India with the rich, unexplored potential, avenues and opportunities that the Northeast has to offer for the rest of the world,” he said.
Ancient temple town Varanasi is the Lok Sabha constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (PTI)