Monday, January 29, 2007

Shillong-State Central Library

This is the Tank housed withen the State Central Library grounds. It commemorates the 1972 Indo-Pak (East Pakistan, Bangladesh) War and Pakistan's surrender. I dont know why but I always found the Tanker to be incongruous for a hill station like Shillong, known for its serenity. It like this unexpected thing totally out of place! Wonder how long will this relic will withstand to the ravages of time. Apart from the Tank, the Library and the State Museum, it also has an auditorium where all important regional and State-level functions are held. I remember going to the auditorium as a 10 year old child to watch a musical adaption of Oliver Twist by the St. Edmund's School boys. It was a brillaint performance! Wonder if anyone of you has heard this song, 'I'll do anything for your love' from the musical? If yes, please let me know!

4 comments:

Ricky said...

Wow!! My Shillong!! I have never heard of this library, maybe because I was starting to learn how to read when I was there...he he

Yea, but the tank in the library is very ironic.

I haven't heard the song :-(

jeet said...

nice blog and pics...thanks for the read

Phoenix said...

I like your interest in historical stuffs.Very rare in people..but I would like to ride that tin can......

Marlee said...

Ricky: lol...

Jeet: Welcome to my blog Jeet. Glad u liked the blog n pics :-)

Phoenix: Yes, I accept ur offer to take me for a ride on a Tank! That would be nice n different! (Note: offer made through Orkut) lol..