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Christmas spirit grips Tura

The entire Garo Hills region is soaked in festivities. Market is full of colourful lights, glazing stars and other decorative items. The mood is set right for the advent of yet another eventful Christmas.

People from different parts of Garo Hills are visiting markets in Tura to do their shopping. Tura Super Market is flooded with clothes and other items. Like many others, Dimre Sangma from Baghmara was seen buying the best of clothes and shoes available in Tura market. “I have purchased clothes, shoes for me and my relatives. Baghmara has less options, so we have come to Tura to get the best from here”, said Dimre Sangma.

Manikram, a shop owner in Super Market said, “We are doing brisk business but people are not willing to pay much”. The traffic woes have become unmanageable with administration making an additional parking space. The parade ground in fancy valley is being used to accommodate heavy rush. The traffic police department is seeing the affairs.

As always Cakes are highly in demand. Bakeries in Tura are putting an extra effort to cater to the demand. Some shops have imported cakes from Guwahati and West Bengal.

“Christmas without cakes has no meaning. We know that we have to give the best to the customers, so we are doing our bit to meet the demand”, said Lastbirth Marak, who deals with bakeries.

Localities in Tura are slowly getting decorated with lights. Ringrey, Araimile and Tura Bazaar have been lit up with colour lights and other decorative items.

The atmosphere in Tura is just ripe as people are eagerly waiting to celebrate Christmas with the true spirit of peace and giving.

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