Gangtok, Jan 11 (IPR)
The Tourism & Civil Aviation Department, Government of Sikkim is organizing the Sikkim Red Panda Winter Carnival (SRPWC) 2019 from 17-19 Jan 2019 at MG Marg.
SRPWC was initiated to make Sikkim a year round tourist destination. The Carnival will showcase the rich Culture, Tradition and heritage of the State.
This year’s Carnival has participation of delegates from Bhutan, Nepal, Gorkhaland Territorial Administration, Gangjong Doeghar, Kalimpong and British Council, Kolkata. They will be showcasing their culture, tradition, handicraft and handlooms. A musical band from UK will also perform on Jan 18. The Sikkim Food Festival in various hotels and restaurants, Sikkim Film Festival at manna Kendra will also be the first of its kind. The IHM Sajong is also organizing a three day basic programme on preparation of puddings, salads and mocktails and fruit carving at Hotel Mount Japouno, PS Road. Live demonstration by local artisans under the aegis of the Directorate of Handicrafts and Handloom, Kinds entertainment corner, morning fitness programmes, DJ Nights are some of the major attractions. The display of organic products at Manan Kendra will also be one of the highlights of the Carnival.
The cultural and musical extravaganza will have performances by local artistes and bands. The G# School of Performing Arts, Remanti Snageet Academy. The Grand Stave Music School and Wings of Tibet are sme of the local institutions participating. The evenings will be alive with performances by Her Illegal Practice, NSPD Collective, Mukaam Boys, PSI and Girish and the Chronicles, Tshering Leezum and the Irregulars, Jorethang Sr. Sec. School Band, the winner of National Level Inter School Band Competition will also be a part of Carnival. The news Market will vibrate in the evenings with DJ Nights with DJ Felix and DJ relang and a fashion show by Miss Sikkim Contestants under the aegis of Positude, Sikkim on the finale night.
Further, STDC will also be conducting helicopter joy ride . Ruchi Clinic, Gangtok has also offered discounts on various investigations during the Carnival. In addition, various shops and establishments will also be offering Carnival discounts.
The Carnival will be inaugurated by Ugen T Gyatso, Minister, Tourism & Civil Aviation Department Government of Sikkim on Jan 17.