Shillong, January 25, 2020:

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Saturday flagged off the Cultural Carnival from Fire Brigade Field in the State capital Shillong.

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The carnival was held as a part of the week-long Meghlaya Day celebrations that will culminate with the Republic Day celebrations on January 26.

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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 then moving from there through the week towards the ‘Republic Day’ and being proud and patriotic…of being an Indian.”

The Meghalaya Chief Minister also added that the different programmes that were held had the intention to bring out the patriotism of being a Meghalayan and an Indian. He further hoped that the Meghalaya week would become bigger and greater with more participation in the years to come.

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A number of institutions participated in the carnival, displaying the culture and tradition of the state, and the region as a whole.

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