Gangtok, 04 Aug:
Pre-celebration of TendongLho Rum Faat festival was organized in a grand manner at RinghimNampatam GPU, SinghikSentam GPU and LingdongBarfok GPU in North Sikkim today.
Forest Minister, TWLepcha, attended the prayer ceremonies by Bongthings at RinghimNampatam GPU and later at SinghikSentam GPU while Deputy Speaker SLA, SonamGyatsoLepcha, attended the functions at LingdongBarfok GPU, a press release informs.
Likewise, District Collector [North], Additional District Collector [North], ADC [Development], Sub Divisional Magistrate[Mangan] and other district officials attended the festival organized at Ringhim Helipad in North Sikkim.
A brief session outlining the history and significance of various places at RinghimNampatam GPU was also presented during the event. Students and youth of the GPU also presented a cultural programme to mark the festival.
Speaking on the occasion, the DC-North spoke on the importance of preserving culture and traditions of a community for safeguarding the unique identity of the people of Sikkim.He further urged people to work towards an alcohol free district.
During the occasion, outgoing Panchayats of the GPU were also felicitated by the organizers for their role in the development of the GPU.
It may be mentioned here, RinghimNampatam GPU is a SansadAadarsh Gram adopted by Member of Parliament, HisseyLachungpa.