Gangtok, Aug 7 (IPR)
Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang (Golay) has extended warm greetings and best wishes to the people of Sikkim, particularly the people belonging to the Lepcha community on the auspicious occasion of Tendong Lho Rum Faat.
Tendong Lho Rum Faat is a festival of the Lepcha community and usually falls in the month of August. The name ‘Tendong’ is derived from Lepcha dialect, which literally translates to “the hill of the raised horn”. The people from the Lepcha community therefore offer prayers and perform rituals to Mount Tendong during this festival. The Lepchas celebrate this occasion to commemorate the Almighty who saved their ancestors at the time of disaster and thus pay their respects to the Hill.
In his greetings, the Chief Ministers says, “Tendong Lho Rum Faat, is a holy day where we all offer our prayers to the Tendong Hill and where we keep the faith alive of believing that our gods will protect us from destruction and harm.”
The Chief Minister says, “Let us keep our belief strong and pray to god almighty to protect Sikkim and to keep the people of Sikkim ever strong and united”