The festival was organized by the Ministry of Culture with an aim to bring together India's cultural diversity.  Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju and other dignitaries attended the inaugural day function.

Thematic pavilions (Aangans) were put up by different states showcasing their art, craft and food.

Artists from different places got a platform here to show live demonstration of their work and also sell their products directly to the customers.

Visitors relished the delicious cuisines of various states at the stalls.

The large crowd at the event has convinced the government to hold such events in North East in future.

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