Shillong (Meghalaya), Jan 25 : Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Saturday flagged off a cultural carnival here held as part of the weeklong celebrations that started on Meghalaya Statehood Day on January 21 and will culminate tomorrow .
The walk started from Wards Lake to Raj Bhawan and ended at Pinewood Hotel.
CM , Conrad K Sangma while thanking the Forest department and the Tourism department for the imitative said that Shillong has many historic locations and the idea of the Shillong Heritage Walk is to make it more structured and organized so that the tourists enjoy the heritage of Shillong.
The Shillong Heritage Walk which will be open to public and tourists from next week will take one through a three hour guided walk of the British history of the city to acquaint one through with the city’s rich colonial heritage and history through its buildings, architecture and parks.
The heritage sites include Earle Sanatorium, Khyndailad, Meghalaya Legislative Assembly, Bhahmo Samaj, the Presbyterian Church, the Legislative Council Building, Shillong Club, Secretariat Hills, the Centenary Monument, the PWD Quartets, All Saints Church, Raj Bhawan, Pine Wood Hotel, Wards Lake.
CM Conrad Sangma said,”We 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 an Indian.”
The chief minister took part in the carnival by walking along with cultural troupes and people from all walks of life.