In Shillong and this small but beautiful hill State of Meghalaya, the people are simple, straightforward and willing to listen. But they also believe in dialogue and discussion for all issues. They do not like to take orders, unless they feel that they are also taken into confidence .
Shillong the capital city of Meghalaya has been a capital city since its inception . In the course of its over-a-century old history it has attained the status of a cosmopolitan city with its own culture .
Finally on 21 January 1972, Meghalaya was declared a new state with Shillong as its capital.