Gangtok, Jan 19 (IPR)
The Sikkim Red Panda Winter Carnival 2019 organised by Tourism & Civil Aviation Department concluded today here at MG Marg.
The closing ceremony was graced by Shri N.K Pradhan, Former Minister. He was accompanied by State Tourism Minister Shri Ugen.T. Gyatso, Special Secretary Tourism cum Chairperson SRPWC 2019 Ms Namrata Thapa, and other officials and host of other dignitaries.
During the valedictory function, delegates from neighbouring countries; Nepal and Bhutan were felicitated by Chief Guest Shri N.K Pradhan for their participation and making the three-day Carnival a grand success.
The event also witnessed cultural presentations by artists from Nepal as well as local artists.
A major attraction of the day was the ‘Sikkim Rider’s Meet’ organized by local biker’s group – the open road wanderers. Bikers from Sikkim and different parts of the country were flagged off from Ridge Park Gangtok by Chief Guest Shri N.K. Pradhan in the presence of Tourism Minister Shri Ugen T. Gyatso.
The cultural presentations continued through the day. The entire stretch of M.G. Marg was abuzz with activity with people from all walks of life visiting the numerous stalls and savoring traditional cuisine.