Shillong: A large number of people celebrated Shillong’s two-day Lasubun Festival in style, with the objective of promoting the region as a tourist-friendly destination.
Hundreds of visitors thronged the Mawphlang sacred grove to join in the festivities.
Stalls showcasing flowers, pottery, beekeeping, loofah processing, weaving, local food and zorbing were set up.
The state’s art and culture was on display for the visitors.
Edward Pakyntein, a visitor, said: “There are lots of traditional items that are shown from the Garo Hills, the Khasi Hills and other art and craft forms from our state. Also music and other things were really up to the mark.”
The Government of Meghalaya’s Department of Tourism promoted the event.
Visitors also appreciated a fashion show and a rock concert that formed part of the event.
Syrpai Khonglah, another visitor, said: “We all support tourism in urban Shillong and people really do not get to see real tourism. The main idea of tourism is seeing landscapes and other things, including culture and art. This is a true way pf promoting tourism. We see the beauty and take part and find that entire combination is fantastic.
The festival provided the people of Shillong a chance to experience both traditional and contemporary art forms on a single platform.