Mangan, Jan 13
The four days traditional Maghey Mela started at Mangshilla in North Sikkim today. The mela will be held till 15 January. The inaugural ceremony today was graced by Incharge Dzongu Constituency, Ms. Chungkipo Lepcha as a chief guest in presence of SDM Mangan, KT Bhutia as special guest.
The chief guest in her speech appreciated the organising committee for organising the traditional event in the area. She also urged all the youngsters to foster their in terms of culture and sports and said that such a festival should not be modernised which should be organised traditionally.
Earlier, the function was welcome by Ram Bahadur Limboo, president organising committee.
Colourful cultural programmes were also presented in the function. Function winded up with the vote of thanks delivered by Dilliram Limboo, panchayat vice president, Mangshilla Tibuk GPU.
Also present in the function were Panchayat members, senior citizens, officials and the people from all walks of life.
The Maghey Mela also had the traditional stalls, display of tuber roots, organic food and organic vegetables, traditional games etc.
It may be mentioned here that Maghe Sankriti, one of the main festivals celebrated by the Nepali community in Sikkim is among the biggest cultural festivals that attract a major number of people.