I write to highlight the manifold benefits of Meghalaya’s Cherry Blossom Festival while proposing a solution to address concerns regarding the festival’s schedule. The festival, set to enchant us from the 17th to the 19th of November, not only showcases the natural splendour of our region but also brings about numerous social and economic advantages.
The Cherry Blossom Festival has evolved into a cultural extravaganza, drawing visitors from far and wide. Beyond its visual allure, the festival has proven to be a catalyst for local businesses, cultural exchange, and community pride. I would like to express my sincere appreciation to Meghalaya Tourism and the government for their efforts in hosting this spectacular event.
Recognising that the festival falls on a Sunday, a day that some may find inconvenient, I propose a solution to ensure inclusivity. Consider extending the festival to include Sunday, allowing everyone the opportunity to participate. This approach would require coordination with local authorities, event organisers, and community representatives to ensure a seamless and enjoyable experience for all.
I believe that by incorporating this small adjustment, we can not only celebrate the Cherry Blossom Festival’s beauty but also accommodate the diverse preferences of our community.
Let us express our gratitude to Meghalaya Tourism and the government for fostering cultural vibrancy and consider this proposal as a step toward making the festival accessible to everyone.
Rishot Baskhem Kharlyngdoh