Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong has spelled out a solution amidst the hullabaloo surrounding the concluding day of the upcoming Shillong Cherry Blossom Festival, which falls on a Sunday.
Tynsong told reporters today that the government has instructed the organisers to push the concluding event to begin in the evening.
“We have asked organisers that the event should start at 3 pm after church service,” he said, adding, “I would appeal to everybody to let us be cool and calm and we will see from next year onwards to calculate the date accordingly, so that everybody is happy and everybody benefits out of this festival.”
He stated that there was no intention to hold the festival on a Sunday but it may have inadvertently happened.
The Deputy Chief Minister said sentiments of the people and stakeholders is understandable and appreciated and that necessary adjustments are being worked out.
The Shillong Cherry Blossom Festival is scheduled to be held from November 17 to 19 at Madan Kurkalang, Bhoirymbong. Since November 19 falls on a Sunday, at least two groups have demanded rescheduling of the closing day to another day.