Gangtok, Dec 21
The Sikkim Lepcha Youth Association (SLYA) celebrated 288th Birth Anniversary of Panu Gaeboo Achyok at one of his fort Pandam Dee on 20 Dec. The programme was initiated with Boongthing rituals, where four great boongthing from Rey, Nandok, Lingding and Singhik performed rituals invoking Rum and Panu Gaeebo Achyok, for blessings to the Lepcha Community.
The programme was graced by President, RMRK Ren. Ugen Shipmoo, President, RMRT, Ren. Tsheten Tsheten Lepcha, Ren N T Lepcha, Former President RMRT, and Ren. Chuksung Lepcha, Advisor, SLYA. Further the programme also saw the participation from SLYA District/Kyong branches, like Dzongu, Pachey, Rhenock, Nandok, Syari and also branches from west and south Sikkim. The students of different colleges and Sikkim University also provided their great support and participation. The programme was greatly supported by Ren Tensung Lepcha, Addl. Chief Engineer, PHE, Govt of Sikkim and Advisor to SLYA.
The entire task of management, like constructing Kyungkhur and erecting Lungchok, including providing Lunch was undertaken by SLYA Pachak kyong branch headed by Ren Ongden Lepcha.
The programme was addressed by the President of RMRK, RMRT, and former President of RMRT. On the sideline of this auspicious programme, RMRT also launched the Lepcha Calendar for the year 2020, the task which was bestowed to Ren Gyaltsen Wangdi Lepcha, by RMRT.
During the programme the President of SLYA, CEC, in his address declared that the celebration of Panu Gaeboo Achyok Birth Anniversary at Pandam Dee would be the annual programme of Sikkim Lepcha Youth Association henceforth and bestowed the task of management of celebration every year to SLYA Pachak kyong branch.