Northeastern states showcase culture, traditions at Bharat Parv Festival 2017

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Guwahati (Assam) [India], Feb.4 (ANI): Celebrating the rich Indian culture, traditions, customs and values, the Bharat Parv Festival 2017 showcased the country's rich cultural heritage, giving visitors a touch of ethnicity and diversity, which makes the country 'incredible india' for the rest of the world. India's northeast region took part in the festival and made a worthwhile contribution. India's northeast region, blessed with rich cultural heritage and traditions, stands out beautiful and colourful in each seasonal festival. Blending traditional dance, songs and music with contemporary steps and moves, participants from the northeast brought Delhi's Red Fort alive with their performances recently. The festival was organized by the Ministry of Tourism. A. Sangma, a performer from Meghalaya, said, "Our dance performance is known as Wangala Dance from the Garo Hills. It feels great to be here in Delhi and performing our dance makes it worth the visit. Different states from across the country highlighted its colourful customs and traditions in the festival that attracted huge crowds from all walks of life. The highlights of the festival were the rich handloom and handicrafts items from various states of India including the unique articles of Nagaland, Mizoram and Assam from the northeast region. An exhibitor from Meghalaya said, "As far as Meghalaya Tourism is concerned, it has been a good response and we are thankful to the Ministry of Tourism for organizing it. The handloom and handicrafts items from Meghalaya are also getting a good response. We too have an emporium here in the capital. Overall the response is really good." Besides the Indian crowd, foreign tourists thronged to witness the biggest-ever celebration of Culture and Cuisine of the Indian states. Peelayn, a toursist, said, "This festival was a delight, as I enjoyed a lot, and grooved to the tunes of Indian music. I am so happy to enjoy my Chinese New Year in India. Indian culture is very fresh and new for me. So many different cultures in India and the colours of the country are very special to me. I love this place, India." More than 50 stalls from across the country were featured at the festival. They showcased their best and delectable dishes and gave an opportunity to the food lovers to experience the tasty cuisine from different parts of the country. A mouth-savouring Momo section at the Sikkim stall drew a large number of crowds. A Republic Day tableaux of Tripura was also displayed at the fair that drew a lot attraction from visitors. (ANI)