Missionaries are promoting carol songs during Christmas every year in North Eastern states. From Nongstoin to Nagaland and Numaligarh to Nagaon. The Carolling will peak during this period and the songs could be heard from the streets and alleys with troupes doing the rounds of Christian localities. Youth for Christ ministry in Guwahati, members of different Churches and Christian Youth wings organise various events as part of pre-Christmas celebrations.
While carol singers are setting the mood for the season, the traditional Khasi tamokhlieh of Shillong, the Kabui christians in Manipur are seen in their traditional shawls on the streets.
The Borbhetta Baptist Church, Jorhat Christian Medical Centre and YMCA of Jorhat had organised a carol singing competition on National Integration on the CMC premises. Around 15 communities participated in the competition flaunting their skills in tunes and melodies. The Kukis bagged the first prize, the Assamese came second and the Nagas third. Different communities like the Mising, Kuki, Rabha and Assamese participate in their indigenous style of celebrating Christmas.
Songs of the birth of Jesus can be heard in every alley of the Meghalaya capital. People who are involved think that they are fortunate to have enthusiastic men and women who are willing to spread the joy of Christmas through carol groups. The clergymen are happy and amazed at the Naga choir’s enthusiasm.