The Union Minister of State Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space – Dr. Jitendra Singh and Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju had inaugurated the festival Destination North-East-2016.
- It will provide platform to the inherent economic, social and cultural strength of the North East Region (NER) at the national level.
- It will be develop the states into a key destination for young entrepreneurs and Startups.
- North East festivals will be organized in Mumbai and Bangalore in the coming months.
- It is proposed to connect the North Eastern state with rest of the country.
- North Eastern states are rich in beautiful spots and this is the reason to attract the tourism.
- The investiture was followed by sessions on Initiatives taken for Development of North-Eastern Region in the country.
List of North Eastern states with capitals are as follow;
- Arunachal Pradesh – Itanagar
- Assam – Dispur
- Manipur – Imphal
- Meghalaya –Shillong
- Mizoram – Aizwal
- Nagaland – Kohima
- Sikkim – Gangtok
- Tripura – Agartala
- Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh – N. Chandrababu Naidu
- Chief Minister of Assam – Tarun Gogoi
- Chief Minister of Manipur – Okram Ibobi Singh
- Chief Minister of Meghalaya – Mukul Sangma
- Chief Minister of Nagaland – T. R. Zeliang
- Chief Minister of Sikkim – Pawan Kumar Chamling