Sikkim Newar Guthi extends invite to CM for Indra Jatra ’18 celebration

Gangtok, 02 Sept:

Central Executive Committee of Sikkim Newar Guthi and Indra Jatra Celebration Committee 2018 called on Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling at Samman Bhawan in Gangtok on 01 Sept to extend invitation to the CM for Indra Jatra 2018 celebration in Manan Bhawan on 23 Sept. The CM has accepted the invitation, a press release informs.

It may be mentioned here, Indra Jatra is eight-daylong event celebrated by Newars at Kathmandu. In Sikkim, the event is concentrated on the day which coincides with the worshiping of Mata Kumari, a living goddess.

This year, other events like Newar Folk Dance Competition, Ethno Achar Making Competition, Talent Hunt Competition, Exhibition of Painting and Photography will precede the main event of traditional puja of goddess Kumari. These programmes are slated to be held on 21-23 Sept at MG Marg and Titanic Park.