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”. The occasion was none other than the festival of the indigenous Khasi faith and culture – Seng Kut Snem. The festival is observed to mark the Seng Khasi Movement. During the British rule, continued assault on the indigenous faith and culture of the Khasis and Jaintias led sixteen young men to form an organization called the ‘Khasi Young Men’s Association’ on November 23, 1899 to preserve and safeguard the indigenous way of life also known as ‘Niam Trai Niam Tre’. A year later, the Khasi Young Men’s Association celebrated its first anniversary and called it Seng Kut Snem and the occasion is celebrated every year to commemorate that movement.In 1901, the Association was renamed ‘Seng Khasi’. This year the festivities marked the 118th anniversary of the Seng Khasi Movement. (The views and opinions expressed in the media or comment on this channel are those of the speakers or authors and do not necessarily reflect or represent the views and opinion headed by this channel’s broadcaster. (Due to the social nature of this broadcasting, channel videos may contain content which is copyrighted by another entity or person. This channel’s owner claim no copyright to said content. The broadcaster of this channel cannot be held accountable for the copyrighted content. the broadcaster of this channel is a messenger and sharer of information and strives to verify but cannot warrant the accuracy of copyrights or completeness of the information on this channel.)
After a successful event last year,Sunburn Reload in partnership with Evenflo took Shillong city by storm at the iconic Orchid Lake Resort , Umiam on 2nd Dec 2017. A major turn out of more than 3000 festival goers was witnessed last year.Having artist like Sartek and Candice Redding headline the festival with support from the city’s best DJs, this year’s edition had Oskar(Australia) and Joshi(India) who harnessed the festival of speakers’ destruction.
Shillong, Aug 30, 2019:
Newly elected MLA from Ranikor, Pius Marwein took oath as the 60th member of the Meghalaya Legislative at Old Assembly Building in Shillong here today.
SHILLONG | Jan 31, 2019:
As protests against the contentious Citizenship Amendment Bill 2016 continue in Meghalaya, members of the Confederation of Hynniewtrep Social Organisations (COHSO) today pressed for the ‘immediate’ implementation of Inner Line Permit (ILP) while also vehemently raising their voice against the bill.