|Ready to Shoot Arrows on the Target Copyright - Pranay Datar|
|Spectators on Job, Plucking out Arrows from Target - Copyright - Pranay Datar|
|Full Public Participation in Pulling Out Arrows - Copyright - Pranay Datar|
Then the counting starts. First official makes sets of five arrows and gives it to second official. Second person holds the bunch till he has two of them. He verifies that he has ten arrows (two bunches) in his hand and gives those ten arrows to third person. He re-verifies that he has got ten arrows from previous man and then gives these arrows to fourth and final man who sets these arrows in a stand having grids, each slot taking a bunch of ten arrows each, with full transparency. In fact the public also counts number of arrows passively.
|Bunch Making of Arrows found on Target and counting lot of 5 Arrows - Copyright - Pranay Datar|
|Ten Arrows each arranged in Slots at Final Stage of Counting|
|Final Full Grid of All the Arrows Plucked out of Target - copyright - Pranay Datar|
|Announcement of Final result - The arrows in the Unit place are thrown in the View of Public - Photo courtesy - |
The Shillong archery lottery - https://mikemarlowe.com/blog/2012/12/10/the-shillong-archery-lottery
Similar process is followed for second round draw of the day. Isn’t it a unique, participative and transparent draw of a lottery, completely independent based on only chance. It was fun to watch the whole process but watching so many archers rapidly shooting arrows on a single target is a bigger fun. This is a “not to miss” event in Shillong for all visitors.