Shillong, Nov 20: The Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC), Pyniaid Sing Syiem, conducted a site inspection of the Khasi Heritage Village in Mawphlang to oversee its development in preparation for the Monolith Festival scheduled to be held in December 2023.
Accompanying the CEM during the inspection were the Chairman of the KHADC and local MDC, Lamphrang Blah, the Executive Member (EM) of Arts and Culture, Victor Rani, officials from the Department of Public Works (PWD), and representatives from the Tourism Department.
After a hiatus of 7 years, the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) is all set to revive the renowned ‘Monolith Festival’, in December, this year, at the Khasi Heritage Village in Mawphlang.
The preceding Monolith Festival was held in October 2016 at the same location. However, financial constraints compelled the Council to temporarily suspend the festival.
The primary objective of KHADC in hosting the festival is to consolidate the diverse and rich traditional cultural heritage of the Khasis under a single platform for exhibition and celebration.
The festival provides a platform for the Khasi community to come together, celebrate their unique identity, and share their traditions with the broader population, both locals and visitors. The festival typically features various cultural performances, traditional dances, music, arts and crafts exhibitions, and culinary delights that are intrinsic to Khasi culture.
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