Northeast Drama Festival, a three-day event will take place at Gangtok. It is being hosted by Sanskar Bharati Purbottar with Sanskar Bharati, Sikkim edition. It is scheduled to be held from March 18-20. The festival has a unique theme; it will trace the connection between Ramayana, Mahabharata with the Northeast.
The Arunachal edition of this event by Sanskar Bharti will have a drama called Ayanam Birme Rukmini. In the Mahabharata, Rukmini is the daughter of King Bhismak (17th century AD) of Dibang Valley. A 13-member troupe of the state led by noted artist Delong Padung, who is also a recipient of Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraska, will leave for Gangtok. Kathak Guru will also accompany the group.