# Artists from North East made Nest Fest memorable with folk dances from Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Arunachal, Sikkim, Kerala, Tripura, Nagaland and Uttar Pradesh.
# Nest Fest is not just an event, it is an effort to envision the concept of Ek Bharat Shresth Bharat under one roof -Sunil Deodhar
16th September, New Delhi:
The most prestigious festival for North East Students organized by My Home India, North East Student Festival 2023 (NEST Fest 2023) was held on 16th September 2023 at Talkatora Stadium, Delhi. Nest.Fest 2023, which lasted from morning to evening, mesmerized people with the horizon colors of the rainbow art of the North-East, the captivating presentation of dance music and the fashion show. The packed Talkatora Stadium was as if it was spreading the colors of North-Eastern states. In the fashion show organized in the evening, chest artist and singer Soma Laishram made the event memorable by spreading her magic. Apart from this, famous artists of North-East like Neel Akash, Rito Riba, Imnanla The memorable performance of Jamir and Esther Hanamte made people dance. Ashtalakshmi dance competition was also organized on this occasion.Students from various universities of Delhi NCR participated in this festival. More than 10,000 participants and dignitaries participated in the event under the aegis of My Home India. On this occasion, many dignitaries including Rajkumar Ranjan Singh, Union Minister of State for Education, Government of India, Sikkim MLA Narendra Kumar Subba and former Meghalaya Minister Daskhaitabha Lamare were present as chief guests. The main organizer of the program was Sunil, Founder of My Home India. Deodhar welcomed the guests in the traditional manner of the North-East.The students of North East were welcomed in the program by the students of Chandigarh University with a spectacular presentation of Bhangra dance. While Kathakali Dance also enthralled the people. People danced enthusiastically on the dances like Lai Haroba of Manipur, Bamboo dance of Mizoram, Jaintia dance of Meghalaya and other dances. Apart from DU, people from North East came to study in various universities including Sharda University, Shubh Bharti University in Nest Fest. The students won the hearts of the people with their presentation. On this occasion, Michael, President of North East Students in DU, was honored by the organiser. Apart from this, students unions of various North-Eastern states were also honored in Delhi.Sunil Deodhar , Founder ,My Home India and organiser of Nest Fest said, “We organize NESt Fest for freshers students of North East to help them adapt to their new environment in different cities. The platform had bought the soul together, which is vibrant, contagious and exuberant when observed in the past years. ‘NESt. Fest is the annual cultural evening to cherish the rich customs and traditions pursued by the Eight North Eastern States (Ashtalakshmi States) of India. The festival was first introduced in Delhi way back in 2015. Since then, MY HOME INDIA every year celebrates NESt Fest and also welcomes the fresher North Eastern students. The program is attended by various dignified guests like Cabinet Ministers, Chief Ministers from the North Eastern States and others could be part of this memorable evening.” Rajkumar Ranjan Singh, Union Minister of State for Education, Government of India said, ‘as India has been scripting a new path of growth and progress based on the foundation of universal brotherhood, My Home India has been trying to fructify its vision of “Vasudev Kuthumbhakam”. From its inception in 2005 till date My Home India has achieved many milestones in its endeavour to encapsule the cultural diversity of North East India and create a bond of fraternity, providing a new vision to the society at large in this field.’ Sunil Deodhar said, My Home India has tried to set an example at times of difficulties faced by the nation. We have been trying to bound together all the states of North East, which had been previously riddled with sectarianism due to ethnic conflicts, diversity of language and cultural discrimination. One such effort that we are doing since 2006 is Nest Fest.The main objective of Nest Fest is to have a grand welcome to the youths coming from various states of North East to the National Capital for pursuing further studies and to provide them with a feeling of home away from home and to create a sense of bonding. We stand with our brothers of North East not only at the time of admission through helpdesk but throughout their stay. My Home India has been providing assistance 24/7 all over India through its helpline no 9321127701 aiding our brothers and sisters from North East in dire situations.It is a beckoning sight to watch a glimpse of the beauty and cultural diversity of North East at one place. NESt. Fest provides an opportunity to present the art, culture, attire, cuisine and the festivals of North East before the people of Delhi. The Bamboo dance of Mizoram or the Loha dance of Meghalaya with their vibrant attire are mesmerising to say the least. NESt Fest is not just an event, it is an endeavour to envisage under one roof the concept of Ek Bharat, Shresht Bharat. This event is a golden opportunity to develop friendship with the youths of North East and put to fruition our motto “Bond of Fraternity “as we believe that the Nation can achieve greatness only when the feeling of oneness percolates to every Indian.The event had the privilege of being graced by prominent personalities such as Speaker Shri Om Birla, Defence Minister Shri Rajnath Singh, Smt Mary Kom, Shri Bhaichung Bhutia etc.Speaking about our projects Hon President on 9th July 2022 said “ The activities of My Home India , especially the verticals like ‘Sapno Se Apno Tak’ that helped thousands of victims of human trafficking to reunite with the families and the ‘Rashtrawad Pe Manthan’ wherein a conscious effort to propagate right understanding about nationalism has being made is highly appreciable. The young people being made aware about nationalism is a commendable effort.” Till date we have reunited more than 3300 children with their families.—————————————————