Shillong, Jan 25: Chief Minister, Conrad K Sangma today flagged off the Cultural Carnival from Fire Brigade Field.
The carnival was held as a part of the week long Meghlaya Day celebrations that will culminate with the Republic Day.
Addressing the gathering, Chief Minister, Conrad K Sangma said,”We as a government felt that it would be appropriate to connect Meghalaya Day and Republic Day by having a series of programmes that would bring out the patriotism and a strong feeling of being a Meghalayan and moving from there through the week towards the Republic Day and being proud and patriotic of being an Indian.”
He also added that the different programmes that were held was to bring out the patriotism of being a Meghalayan and an Indian. He hoped that the Meghalaya week would become bigger and greater with more participation in the years to come.
A number of institutions participated in the carnival displaying the culture and tradition of the state and the region as a whole.