Octave North East Fest, jointly organised by South Central Zone Cultural Centre (SCZCC), Nagpur and Shilpramam, Hyderabad began at Night Bazar, Shilpramam, Hyderabad. The fest depicts culture of North Eastern states of the country. Principal Secretary, Cultural Department; Telangana; B Vyenkatesham G, Commissioner; Tribal Development; Dr Christina Chonguth, Special Officer; Shilpramam; G Kishan Rao and Director; SCZCC; Deepak Khirwadkar inaugurated the festival. Programme Incharge; SCZCC; Deepak Patil, Gopal Betawar, Programme Officers Shashank Dande, Padam Jadhav and Anil Khandagale co-ordinated the Octave North East Festival. Around 300 artists from Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Tripiura, Sikkim and Mizoram presented colourful dances choreographed by Arvind Rajput of Mumbai.
Dhol Cholam Pungcholam and Lai Haroba from Manipur, Rangila Bihu, Bhortal, Bardoli Shikhala of Assam, Hojgiri and Sangrai Mong of Tripura, Khuplili dance and Roina of Nagaland, Hoko of Meghalaya, Beh-du and Rinkhpada dance of Arunachal Pradesh, Cherao and Khullam of Mizoram and Tamang Selo and Yak dance of Sikkim were presented by the artists of the respective states.
A large number of audiences attended the programme and enjoyed them. Artisans of North East displayed handicrafts and handloom items at the festival, which were liked by the people.