Pang Lhabsol was celebrated yesterday at Lachung in North Sikkim with great fervor in a programme organized by the Lachung Dzumsa. Special prayers were led by Lachung Rinpoche who also delivered a sermon on the occasion.

The function was attended by Member of Parliament-Rajya Sabha, Hishey Lachungpa, as chief guest along with Sub Divisional Magistrate-Mangan, Pema Wangdi Lepcha, District Civil Supplies Officer-North, Palden Lachungpa, and other dignitaries.

Lachung Pipon, Namgyal Wangdi, welcomed the gathering for the function while SDM-Mangan, Mr Lachungpa, highlighted about the importance of Pang Lhabsol festival.

Members of the Lachung Dzumsa have requested the Chief Minister's intervention in implementing Border Area Development Programme [BADP] schemes in the area. The Dzumsa has made this request since 2014, they said.

The programme also featured a cultural programme presented by students, Anganwadi workers and senior citizens.

Lachung Dzumsa further spoke about the controversy surrounding Gurudongmar and Chungthang Leh Dho and urged for an awareness programme to be held on the issue.

The function also had traditional games along with a football exhibition match for senior citizens wherein the winners were awarded with prizes.