Mangan, Sept 18
The local indigenous Story sharing workshop was organised for the primary students (cl 3-6) on 16th Sept 2019 at Dikchu Senior Secondary school in East Sikkim.
Minket Lepcha, an International film awardee and a passionate Eco-Local story teller was invited for the workshop.
Ms. Lepcha shared many folklores with the children which had rich indigenous knowledge and ecological understandings. She helped the students explore self-belief, understand the flora & fauna and the rivers through her stories. The students were asked to draw and build stories based on their pictures- children created beautiful stories about the mountains, the rivers, the yetis, the jungle, the animals etc.
The workshop has revived the dying stories and helped the children understand the narratives that show plants, rocks and soil as integral parts of their world.
The Eco- local stories has instill in our children certain actions to protect and be responsible towards nature.