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India is a land of diversified culture and traditions. You get to see people of different religions, beliefs, cultures and traditions living here. This is what makes this nation incredible. India is like a huge family where each family member contributes to the well being and prosperity of the grand family.
Northeast India is the eastern most region of the country. This region comprises of the seven states that are commonly termed as the Seven Sisters- Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura—and the Himalayan state of Sikkim. The states are officially recognized under the North Eastern Council (NEC), constituted in 1971 as the acting agency for the development of the eight states.
Apparently, few of the best things about this part of the nation are the people, the culture, the natural beauty and proximity of the great Himalayas. Northeast region is bestowed with beautiful landscapes and places of great aesthetic value. The Himalayas as we know is something really special. It is a land of prayers! It is a land of immense cultural and spiritual importance. The land of Himalayas fills you with faith, which is a beautiful feeling. It gives you strength, hope and a reason to believe in spirituality.
The northeastern region is predominantly hilly. The region is also blessed with some of the most spectacular forest areas. There are a lot of wildlife sanctuaries in the region as well. The region is also very rich in terms of vegetation. Out of the nine important vegetation types of India, six are found in the North Eastern region. The region has a great presence of tribes and tribal culture as well. The tribes live a life that is rich. They work hard and live a nice life– they grow all kinds of organic foods, they live in sustainable houses and use sustainable products. Thus, they contribute to the environmental growth and perseverance as well.
The northeastern region is rich in spirituality as well. The Buddhism religion is also present here. The impact of Buddhism is overtly visible in the benevolent nature of the people. I still remember a friend told me that the people in Sikkim are extremely hospitable. “They welcome you with great warmth and enthusiasm. They hear and understand you just like you want to be heard, understood and believed in”. Gangtok is surely a must visit place. The people and their benevolent nature is a special and rare thing! You will also notice prayers written in pieces of cloth and flags, hanging on the streets. It is believed that these prayers are carried to God by the winds that roam these highlands.
There are a lot of northeastern people living in the capital city as well. This gives us a chance to learn about their cultures and ways. Also, this gives us a chance to taste food of different sorts and thus brings variety to the table. The fad that the northeastern people carry for music is also very commendable. We shouldn’t discriminate, we should never be biased. Instead, we must treat everyone with the same respect and hospitality. The northeast is a part and parcel of our nation. The northeastern people treat their guests really well; they deserve the same respect and hospitality. We must always remember that we are all a part of the same family. Our message should always be love as far as it reaches.