Namprikdang Namsoong festival enters second day

Dzongu, 14 DEC:

The second day of the Namprikdang Namsoong festival cum State Level Tribal festival-2018 was attended by Forest Minister, Tshering Wangdi Lepcha, in the presence of Deputy Speaker cum MLA Dzongu, Sonam Gyatso Lepcha.

The festival is being organised by Tribal Research Institute, Department of Social Justice, Empowerment & Welfare in collaboration with Namprikdang Namsoong Celebration Committee.

Addressing the function, the chief guest said that the Monsolong statue will be a boon for tourism in the area. He also said that people should not believe rumours spread by the opposition party.

The function wound up with the vote of thanks delivered by general secretary of the organizing committee, Samten Lepcha. The chief guest and other guests also visited the stalls set up in the festival.

The annual festival has traditional food stalls, display of organic produce and tribal artefacts, photo exhibition, cultural programme and many more.

Also present were Chairperson SNT, Pintso Namgyal Lepcha, DC North, Karma R Bonpo, Sr. SP North, Kunzang Dorjee Sangdarpa, DFO Territorial North, James Saring Lepcha and other officials and panchayat members.