India's first Cherry Blossom Festival starts in Meghalaya

Posted on:15 Nov 2016 18:11:08
India's first Cherry Blossom Festival starts in Meghalaya
15 November 2016 Current Affairs: Meghalaya on Monday became the first state to start India's first Cherry Blossom Festival, which is widely celebrated in Japan.

The four-day festival will also provide opportunities to showcase the unique beauty of pink and white cherry blossoms as well as Meghalaya's traditional arts, culture and cuisine to the naturalists and tourists.

Chief Minister Mukul Sangma inaugurated India's first Cherry Blossom Festival in this state capital of Meghalaya, where cherry blossoms are in full bloom in several parts of the city and the suburbs.’He also appreciated the partnership with Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Development (IBSD) for joint conceptualisation and implementation of this humble yet successful start in putting Meghalaya onto the global tourist map.

The Cherry Blossom Festival, popularly known as Sakura Festival in Japan, is held in April every year. Australia, Korea, China, the US and some other countries celebrate the festival which helps in creating a positive impact on the local economy.

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