FROM A REPORTER
SHILLONG, Aug 13: As the State prepares to celebrate the Independence Day along with the rest of the country; the sales of tiol flags in Shillong are on the rise.
Shop owners in and around Police Bazar area of the city said that the sales of flags this year ahead of Independence Day has increased compared to previous years.
A shop owner, S. Paul informed The Sentinel that compared to previous years this year the sale of Indian flags has increased dramatically.
“This is may be due to the present peace and harmony which is being experienced in the city and across the State,” he said adding that this is a positive for the state.
According to him, the sale of Indian flags in the city has increased 50 percent compared to last year.
Another shop owner, S paul informed that the sale of flags is almost to last year.
He said there is a need on the part of the government to promote the sale of tiol flags ahead of Independence Day.
When asked, he said, “The sale has increased and both the indigenous people and non-tribal people are buying the flags for Independence Day celebration.”
Meanwhile, R. Kharngi from Mawryngkneng, a costumer at the shop said that he has purchased the flags for his school North Liberty. “Now people are freer to move around during Independence Day contrary to previous years and this is for the benefit of the state,” he said.