In a statement here today, the Union Minister of Development of North East Region (DoNER), Shri B.K. Handique said that the NECC will be established within the complex of already existing Centre for Cultural Resources & Training (CCRT) at Dwarka, New Delhi. He said that setting up of NECC is one of the outcomes subsequent to the discussions of Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh with a delegation of Students from the Region in December, 2009.
The statement said that the NECC will be a permanent platform in the national capital for cultural exchange not only among the people of the North East living in Delhi but also with those from other parts of the country.
Shri Handique said, his Ministry had taken up with the Union Ministry of Culture for helping in the establishment of the Centre. Ministry of DoNER and the North Eastern Council will arrange funds for organising a series of events within this financial year 2011-12, through active involvement of the people from North East Region residing at Delhi and National Capital Region.