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Celebration of “Destination Northeast India” by the National Museum, New Delhi commences on 1st November with colourful cultural performances

As part of the celebrations of #AzadiKaAmrutMahotsav to commemorate 75 years of progressive India and the glory of its people’s culture and achievements, the National Museum, New Delhi is celebrating the rich heritage of North East India, under the Ministry of DoNER & NEC’s initiative titled #DestinatioNorthEastIndia.The celebration commenced today is on 1st November 2021 and will continue till 7th November 2021.

Celebration of “Destination Northeast India” by the National Museum, New Delhi commences on 1st November with colourful cultural performances
Satriya Dance by Agragami Dance and Cine art team

The celebration of the weeklong programme was inaugurated at National Museum Auditorium by Shri ParthSarthi Sen Sharma, Director General, National Museum & Additional Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India by the lighting of the lamp in the presence of Shri SubrataNath, Additional Director General, National Museum and other officers and Guests. Shri ParthaSarthi Sen Sharma addressed the gathering and said, “National museum has a rich collection representing the cultural diversity of different ethnic groups of India, and a majority of collection comprises of artifacts representing the living heritage of the Northeast, India.

Celebration of “Destination Northeast India” by the National Museum, New Delhi commences on 1st November with colourful cultural performances
Lion Dance of Sikkim by Artists from Agragami Dance and Cine art team

I am aware that it was on such short notice that my team managed to conceive this programme and coordinate with all resources persons from across the Northeast. So we commend and appreciate the efforts of all cultural groups present here. Such collaborations enable Museums and communities to connect. Communities being the true representatives of the material culture present in any museum, it becomes the responsibility of museum curators to develop avenues for communities to Engage with museum objects”. Shri SubrataNath, ADG, National Museum highlighted the Greenery and rich Cultures of the northeast including folk dances.

Celebration of “Destination Northeast India” by the National Museum, New Delhi commences on 1st November with colourful cultural performances
Manipuri Kamba Thoibi dance by Panthoibi Jagoi Marup

After the inaugural programme, there were 03 Cultural Performances before Lunch break which include Satriya Dance by Agragami Dance and Cine art team; Lion Dance of Sikkim by Artists from Agragami Dance and Cine art team and Manipuri Kamba Thoibi dance by PanthoibiJagoiMarup. After Lunch, the performances included Folk dance by Naga Tangkhul; Lion Dance of Sikkim by Artists from Agragami Dance and Cine art team and Bihu dance by Agragami Dance and Cine art team. The Audience appreciated the colourful dances of North-East performed by the artists (Photos illustrated).

Celebration of “Destination Northeast India” by the National Museum, New Delhi commences on 1st November with colourful cultural performances
Folk dance by Naga Tangkhul

The Cultural performances of tomorrow include BasantaRaasa, Bamboo Dance and Nepali dance of Sikkim in forenoon session and Goalparia folk song, Bamboo Dance and BasantaRaasa in the afternoon session.

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Celebration of “Destination Northeast India” by the National Museum, New Delhi commences on 1st November with colourful cultural performances
Bihu dance by Agragami Dance and Cine art team

The cultural performances live-streamed through Social Media handles of the National Museum (https://twitter.com/NMnewdelhi;https://www.facebook.com/Nationalmuseumnewdelhi;https://www.instagram.com/nmnewdelhi/;https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNkKt0hp9OL1G0o1XMX1ncw           

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