As Meghalaya Chief Minister, Dr Mukul M Sangma, is contemplating to promote the state as Christmas and New Year destination, cashing on being the Christian state, very little disturbance will be there unlike the pressure in maintaining Law and Order during Puja festivals. If the mass participation could be mobilized, it will not only help to boost the economy of the state, the overall face lift of the state is also expected. On the part of the competition, Goa is way ahead, the nearest will be Kolkata, where the entire Park Streets is the favorite location for Christmas and New Year celebration.
In Kolkata, being a cosmopolitan state, such festivals are jointly celebrated, where every stranger is warmly greeted as the clock strike 12 at midnight on both the occasions, where Male and female equally exchange pleasantry with hugs and kisses in most decent manners. Hence, even the tourists can feel at home in joining the celebration.