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FKJGP asks Syiem of Hima Mylliem to protect sanctity of U Lum Shyllong

Shillong News Desk | Shillong, March 18, 2018:

Repeated complaints of the presence of anti-social activities being carried out in one of the state’s favourite tourist spots – Shillong Peak, a social organisation – Federation of Khasi Jaintia Garo People (FKJGP) has asked the traditional custodian of the site – Chieftain of Mylliem Syiemship to protect and preserve the sanctity and sacredness of ‘U Lum Shyllong’.

Capturing the untold stories of women in Iewduh through pictures and narratives

Shillong News Desk | Shillong, March 07, 2018: 

International Women’s Day has become a time to reflect on progress, to call for change and to celebrate the courage and determination of women who have changed history. International Women’s Day is an occasion to review how far women have come in their struggle for equality, peace and development. It is also an opportunity to unite, network and mobilise for meaningful change.

TNT TV- Glimpses of Meghalaya’s Seng Kut Snem 2017

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Shillong, November 25, 2017: A hundred and eighteen years and counting, the Seng Khasis or the Khasi community following the indigenous faith continues to celebrate the renaissance and awakening of the Khasi community and this year was no exception as the streets of Shillong was covered in festivity as people danced through the streets to the sound of the drums and chanting the traditional cry “Hoii kiew”.

Footfall of Cherry Blossom Festival in Shillong triples!

Shillong, November 16, 2017: This year, the number of people who attended India’s International Cherry Blossom Festival in Meghalaya, tripled as compared to 2016.

The festival was held earlier this November from the 8th till the 11th at the scenic Wards Lake, dotted with pink and white cherry blossoms which then concluded at Polo Grounds where local culture, tasted food and brew of the region were displayed.

“There were 35,556 adults and 1,343 children who visited the Wards Lake during the four-day festival period, and a total of Rs 3.74 lakh was collected as entry fees,” state Forest and Environment Secretary A Mawlong. He also added that the footfall during the festival period has “tripled” as compared to 2016, the first year of the event. The fee collected at the venue, too, doubled from Rs 1.4 lakh last year, the official further stated.

The total number of people who attended the festival on all the four days was nearly 60,000 this year as against 20,000 a year ago, an official said.

TNT News with inputs from agencies

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