The second edition of the annual North East fest at Miranda House, Leirang 2017: exploring culture, diversity and development was held on 27th February with high spirits
Miranda House’s North East Cell celebrated the second edition of their annual North East Fest, Leirang on 27th February. The theme for the fest this was ‘Exploring culture, diversity and development’ and was attended by students from all over Delhi University. The festival started off with high spirits as the students welcomed guests Dr. Najma A. Heptullah, governor of Manipur and Prof. Dinabandhu Sahoo, Director of Institue of Bio resources and Sustainable Development (IBSD). The guests went on to inaugurate the IBSD centre for North East studies in Miranda House, followed by an interactive exhibition which displayed the culture, geography, flora, fauna and art of the North Eastern States.
Following the inauguration and exhibition, the cultural program began with keynote addresses by Dr. Pratibha Jolly, principal of Miranda House, Dr. Najma A. Heptullah and Prof. Dinabandhu Sahoo. These addresses emphasized on the glory of the North Eastern culture and how all students must take pride in the diversity which exists within these states. To throw further light upon the culture of North East, a fun filled cultural programme was organised which consisted Manipuri Leima Fusion, a Mizo song, Ras Leela, a Meghalayan song, Zelianrong Naga Dance, a Gangte Folk Song, Jhumoor dance, an Assamese song, Nepali dance, an Assamese poetry recitation and the most awaited, Mizo bamboo dance.
Other highlights and attractions of Leirang included a photo exhibition portraying many visuals of the North East, a tradition costume stall, where you could go and get a picture clicked in the traditional dresses of various north eastern states. The most exciting part was the food stalls which boasted authentic cuisine of various north eastern states. The fest was enjoyed by all its attendees, and brought in a feeling of pride and integration amongst all hearts.