The three-day 3rd North East India Festival concluded today in Ho Chi Minh City with a raft of international dialogue taking place to boost Indo-Vietnamese relations.
The event served as a platform for figures from India and Vietnam, including Union ministers, Chief Ministers, provincial leaders, entrepreneurs, investors and tour operators to engage in constructive dialogues on education, trade and cultural awareness.
Over the course of the festival, the first and second days witnessed an array of discussions and partnerships in education exchange, trade and business initiatives, flight connectivity and tourism collaborations. Stakeholders, entrepreneurs, and representatives from educational institutions came together to explore opportunities for growth and collaboration.
Today’s closing was a celebration of cultural diversity. The event showcased a kaleidoscope of North Eastern dance forms, including from the Boro and Mising communities of Assam, Bihu dance and Meghalaya drum beating and flute. Additionally, folk performances by Vietnamese artists added a unique flavor to the event.
The atmosphere was further enlivened by electrifying performances by renowned bands from the North East and Vietnam, including Bright Lights, Rapper Huynh Cong Hieu, The Kod Crew, Baba, Summersalt, Saigon LH, and Bollywood DJ Cyco.
A spectacular fashion show featuring top-notch designers of the North East dazzled the audience, showcasing exquisite designs and rich fabrics from the region.
Celebrity showstoppers and glamorous models from Vietnam graced the runway, presenting creations by Bidyut & Rakesh, Daisy G Momin under the label “Daisy’s”, Manjushree Saikia under the label “Ura Maku”, and Babbi Kevichusa under the label “Bambi”.
Madan Mohan Sethi, Consul General of India in Ho Chi Minh City, said, “The 3rd North East India Festival has been an exceptional platform for distinguished figures from both India and Vietnam to engage in enriching dialogues. This event has not only strengthened the existing bonds between our nations but has also laid the foundation for even deeper collaboration in the future.”