Sikkim Lepcha Literary Organization institutes adhoc CEC

Summit Report

Gangtok, 24 Oct:

A general meeting of the steering committee for the formation of Sikkim Lepcha Literary Organization was held at Burtuk in East Sikkim on Sunday. The meeting was chaired by chairperson, Primitive Tribe Welfare Board, Chewang Norbu Lepcha.

An SLLO press release informs that the meeting was convened mainly to discuss formation of a new Central Executive Committee of the organization which has remained defunct since the sitting working committee resigned a few months back.

Today’s meeting discussed modalities related to formation of the new body, whether to go for elections or accept the general consensus generated during a meeting attended by Sikkim Lepcha Association, Sikkim Lepcha Youth Association, members of Sikkim Lepcha Literary Organization district branch and members from the Lepcha civil society.

The meeting eventually constituted an ad-hoc Central Executive Committee for SLLO in keeping with the general consensus. The new adhoc CEC has former Rajya Sabha MP, OT Lepcha as president, Chuksung Lepcha as vice-president, KL Lepcha as general secretary, TT Lepcha and Tomtuk Lepcha as joint secretaries, Chuney Tamsang and PC Thomas as treasurers and Sonam Lepcha, Tar Tshering Lepcha, Keepu Tshering Lepcha and Tsheten Lepcha as advisors.