National Cultural Exchange Programme



Conducts National Cultural Exchange Programme (NCEP) under the broad discipline of Sangeet Natak, Lalit Kala and Sahitya for promotion and preservation of folk and tribal arts, crafts and artistes and artisans of the region in particular and other parts of the Country in general. Under National Cultural Exchange Programme (NCEP), Discover North East -Yatra/Chain outreach programmes consisting of folk and tribal songs & dances, aiming the rural area, urban slums etc., Border Area Programmes, Painting/ Woodcrafts/ Cane & Bamboo Workshops, Arts & Crafts exhibition, Special Programmes for Women and differently able persons are organized to create awareness about the rich cultural expressions of the Country and promote national integration. More importantly, it provides a common platform to the artistes from the region and other zones for a meaningful interaction and to promote the cultural integration amongst the Zones.

(a)              Women Activities in Preservation of Culture 

The basic objective of the programme is aimed at Women Empowerment. Recognizing that the women in every society play a pivotal role for the well being of the family and community although are often vulnerable to neglect and abuse besides other disadvantages; the NEZCC has been annually conducting “Women Activity” programmes in every State involving women from different fields and professions in the process of promotion and preservation of their traditions and culture.

(b)              Border Areas Development Programme

The North Eastern States share international borders with China, Bhutan, Nepal, Myanmar and Bangladesh. Border Area Programme is being implemented to initiate suitable programmes and activities for the people living along international Border Areas giving them a chance to participate in the cultural activities thereby giving them a sense of belongingness and thus nurture national integration.



(c)              Umang Programmes/Festivals

Under this Scheme Programmes/Festivals for disabled children/ Persons under the title “Umang” as per the Govt. of India’s ‘National Policy for persons with disabilities’ are organized.

(d)              Collaborative Programmes

NEZCC also organizes Collaborative Programmes with organizations, such as, Sangeet Natak Akademi, Lalit Kala Akademy, Sahitya Akademy, NSD, CCRT, ICCR, TRIFED, IGNOU and NSS to strengthen its out reach, workshops/training programmes and documentation projects.