"The highlight will be tourism, entrepreneurship, success, music and more. The event is aimed at highlighting stories of development of North East," Shyamkanu Mahanta, organizer-in-chief, said on Thursday at the announcement of the festival.

"Issues like students' security in Delhi will also be discussed, but nothing political. We will celebrate success of north east," he added.

The festival will be organized by Trend MMS in association with North East MP's Forum, North East image managers, Ministry of DoNER and Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA).

"Mary Kom (boxing Olympic medallist from Manipur) is actively involved. She will talk about her story and motivate people," said Mahanta.

The focus will be on Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim.

(Agencies)

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