Geyzing, August 4
The final review meeting regarding two days state level Tendong Lho Rum Faat celebration was held on Saturday at auditorium of the government girls senior secondary school, Geyzing. A culturally and historically important festival of Lepcha community ‘Tendong Lho Rum Faat’ will be celebrated on 7th and 8th August this year at Kyongsa, Geyzing.
The meeting chaired by ADC (West) Karma Loda Lepcha who is also the working president of festival organizing committee was also attended by SP (West) Tenzing Loden Lepcha, SDM (Yuksam) Sonam Rinchen Lepcha and others were also present in the meeting.
Discussion on various aspects regarding the management of the festival were tabled in the meeting and resolutions were passed. Issues such as facilities for accommodation, reception of guest and transportations were placed in the meeting. Many teams comprised of volunteers have been formed to take care of all the matter related to the festival.
It was informed that the first day of the festival will have cultural and literary events which includes Folks dance competition, recitation of poems, displays of cultural, ethnic and traditional attire. The guests from Lepcha community from neighboring Darjeeling hills, other parts of India and Nepal are expected to be present at the celebratory event along with eminent Lepcha personalities.
Karma Lodey Lepcha informed that committee and sub committee have been formed for organizing the festival in a successful way devoid of any hindrance and problems. He added that various responsibilities in relation to management of the festival have been shared amongst the volunteers. He shared that chief minister of the state P.S Golay will attend the final day of festival as chief guest.
Sonam Rinchen Lepcha, SDM (Yuksam) and general secretary of organizing committee expressed that Tendong Lho Rum Faat is being organized in West Sikkim and the opportunity must be utilized constructively with objective of protecting and preserving Lepcha community’s cultural heritage. He mentioned that the festival holds an immense importance as it bring the community together for propagation and preservation of Lepcha culture, customs and traditions.