Namchi, Jan 6 (IPR)
A review meeting for the upcoming Jorethang Maghey Sankranti Mela 2020 under the chairmanship of Area MLA cum Chief Patron Salghari Zoom Constituency Sunita Gazmer was held at Green Park, Jorethang, today. Also, present were SDM Jorethang cum President of Jorethang Maghey Mela Celebration Committee 2020 Shri R.B. Bhandari alongside MEO Nayabazar Jorethang Municipal Council Rajani Pegha, Navraj Gurung Publicity Secretary of Maghey Mela, officials from various line departments and representatives of Mela Committee.
Addressing, the gathering MLA Sunita Gazmer informed the gathering about Jorethang Maghey Sakranti Mela which is one of the oldest festivals of Sikkim and is observed annually amidst much fanfare. She also updated that this mela is also one of the important state level festival held at Jorethang. Additionally, she emphasized the concerned line departments to work diligently and in proper coordination to make it a grand success.
SDM Jorethang R.B.Bhandari called for collective shouldering of responsibility by the concerned officials as well as the public for upholding the grandeur and tradition that depicts Jorethang Maghey Sankranti Mela. The mela which is an annual event is also a platform to showcase the hidden talents of Sikkimese people through various cultural and sports activities, he added.
During the meeting, progress report for the ensuing mela was also presented by the officials from the concerned departments. Various aspects of the mela corresponding to cultural programs, traditional folk cultural presentation, rural tourism, rural sports, SARAS fair, and many other events were discussed at length.
It maybe mentioned here that the Jorethang Maghey Mela 2020 is a five day long event and will commence from 15th to19th January.