To draw tourists, Meghalaya government to create museum to highlight Garo community

Published on : Monday, November 15, 2021

On Saturday, in an important boost for tourism in Western Meghalaya, Conrad Sangma, the Chief Minister of the state, announced of developing a “Garo Heritage Village” in West Garo Hills. It would cost approximately ₹10 crore.

Although the CM did not describe too much about the said project, official sources explained that it will be a museum showcasing the culture and tradition of the Garo community at Chibragre locality of Tura, the headquarters of West Garo Hill district.

To draw maximum tourists, various infrastructures would be developed to “Garo Heritage Village”.

The chief minister also highlighted the project while giving a speech at a program on the concluding day of the three-day of Wangala festival in the district.

“Govt is committed to promote & preserve the rich culture & traditions of the Garos. With this objective, Govt has earmarked ₹10 Cr to develop a Garo Heritage Village,” Sangma later tweeted.

The honorable CM presented a ₹20 lakh cheque to the 100 Drums Wangala Festival Committee during the program through the deputy commissioner for the year for hosting the festival.

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