Mangan, 12 Jan:
Maghey Mela got underway at Mangshila in North Sikkim today. The 4-day event will on 15 January, Maghey Sankranti.
The mela was inaugurated by Sikkim Krantikari Morcha in-charge for Dzongu constituency, Chungkipo Lepcha, as chief guest accompanied by SDM [Mangan], KT Bhutia, as special guest.
Maghey Mela here has traditional stalls, display of tubers, organic vegetables, traditional games etc.
The chief guest, in her address, appreciated the organising of Maghey Mela in traditional fashion and urged the youngsters to foster their inheritance in terms of culture and traditions and celebrate heritage with more pride.
Earlier, the organizing committee president, Ram Bahadur Limboo, delivered the welcome address.
The inaugural function winded up with vote of thanks proposed by Dilliram Limboo, the panchayat vice president of Mangshilla Tibuk GPU.