Gangtok, 17 Jul:
‘Saawaney Sankranti’ was celebrated today at Timberbong under Soreng Chakung constituency in West Sikkim.
A press release informs that the festival was organized by Milan Sangh, a local non-governmental organization.
Advisor, Health Department, Dr AD Subba, attended the event as chief guest in the presence of government contractor, Sukman Subba, eminent litterateur duo, Prakash Bhattarai and Dr BL Subba, Panchayat members and the general public.
Dr Subba, in his address, appreciated the initiative of Milan Sangh towards promotion and preservation of cultural heritage of Nepali community.
Stating that distinct cultural practices are the identity of various communities inhabiting the State, Dr Subba stressed on the need for their protection and preservation.
“We should not forget our cultural values and we should safeguard our distinct cultural identity,” he added.