‘Biskot and Sohiong Festival’ Shillong 2018
Blending this season’s diversity, the ‘Biskot and Sohiong Festival’ was held at the All Saints Cathedral Hall on the theme “Important Food Sources for Nutrition and Livelihood”. The Festival was organized by the Directorate of Horticulture with the aim of promoting indigenous crops and also creates awareness on the value addition that can be added to the crops.
During the closing ceremony Meghalaya Minister of Agriculture, Shri. Banteidor Lyngdoh gave away prizes to the winners of the best stall to the office of the District Horticulture Office, Mawkyrwat, South West Khasi Hills which bagged the first prize. The second prize went to the office of the District Horticulture Office, Nongstoin, West Khasi Hills and the third prize jointly went to the office of the District Horticulture Office, Jowai, West Jaintia Hills and office of the District Horticulture Office, Tura, West Garo Hills.
The winners of the best Entrepreneurs went to Kara Enterprise, Pohkseh, East Khasi Hills, Intergrated Vilage Co-operative Society Nongkasen, West Khasi Hills, Pyntngen Food Processing, Banium, East Khasi Hills, M/S Delicacies, Mawpram, Umpling East Khasi Hills, Tyllui Kawie SHG, Laitskeh, West Khasi Hills, Peter & Son, Food Processing, Dirrang, South West Khasi Hillls, Mel’s Food Processing Unit, Mawlangwir, South West Khasi Hills and Smti Wannon Tang, Madam Kynsew, West Jainita Hills. The Special Award of Recognition by the Jury went to the IHM, Shillong.
Earlier Meghalaya Chief Secretary, Shri. Y. Tsering inaugurated the Festival and inspected the stalls in the presence of the Additional Chief Secretary and Agriculture Production Commissioner, Shri. K.N. Kumar, Agriculture Secretary, Smti. M.N. Nampui, officers of the Directorate of Horticulture, farmers and entrepreneurs.
The main attractions of the day were workshops organized for farmers and the sale of a variety of Sohiong and Biskot inspired dishes, juices, jams, pickles etc.