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8 North Eastern states to participate in Madhavpur Mela of Gujarat

The eight States of the North-East Region will participate in a big way during the Madhavpur Mela held at Madhavpur Ghed in Porbandar district of Gujarat which will commence on 2nd April, a day after the Ram Navami festival. This will mark the cultural integration of Gujarat with the North-East under the Ek Bharat, Shrestha Bharat announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The Madhavpur Mela of Gujarat shares its connect to the Mishmi Tribe of Arunachal Pradesh. The Mishmi Tribe traces its ancestry to the legendary King Bhishmak and through him to his daughter Rukmini and Lord Krishna. The festival celebrates the immortal journey which Rukmini undertook from Arunachal Pradesh to Gujarat with Lord Bhismaknagar, located near Roing in the lower Dibang Valley district, also finds mention in Kalika Purana.