Gangtok, 24 Feb:
Muk Zek Ding Rum Faat, the Lepcha worship to Mother Nature, was performed at Pangthang here in East Sikkim on Saturday.
A press communiqué received from the Sikkim Lepcha Youth Association informs that Bongthings from North and East Sikkim were invited to perform this special ritual.
During the ritual the Bongthings invoked and offered prayers to Mother Nature seeking a conducive environment and climate conditions in which life could prosper and natural disasters and diseases forestalled.
With a view to send a strong message to society about the ecology and environment and also to revive this special part of Lepcha culture which attests a close relationship with nature, the organisation has conducted this special ritual of the Lepchas in a grand manner this year and shall be conducting this ritual in the same venue in the coming years as well, the release adds.