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Northeast cultural festival : National Museum

Nov 05, 2021 13:44 IST

The National Museum began a seven-day cultural festival of the northeast as part of the celebrations of 75 years of Independence under the Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav programme.

The festival, "Destination North East India", will include cultural performances, online lectures and tours of the northeast gallery at the museum.

North Eastern Council (NEC)

It is the nodal agency for the economic and social development of the NE Region which consists of the eight States of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura.

It was constituted in 1971 by an Act of Parliament.

National Museum

The blueprint for establishing the National Museum in Delhi was prepared by the Maurice Gwyer Committee in May 1946.

It was initially looked after by the Director General of Archaeology until 1957, when the Ministry of Education declared it a separate institution and placed it under its own direct control.

At present, the National Museum is under the administrative control of the Ministry of Culture.

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