Gangtok Times Report
Gangtok, Jan 5
Sikkim Government has come forward to organise the first North-East Youth Festival in the State. State Youth Development Board, Sikkim is organising the 1st North-East Youth Festival 2019 from 21 to 23 January at Dentam in West Sikkim.
It has to be mentioned here that all North East Youth Festivals held so far in the region were organised by the Central government and this was for the first time a State government has been come forward to organise the NEYF.
Maneybong-Dentam area MLA and the Minister, NK Subba informed that the first NEYF of Sikkim will be inaugurated by the Chief Minister Pawan Chamling on 21 January. He mentioned that the festival will have the participation of youths from all eight north-eastern states. The festival will showcase the cultural and traditional artefacts, cuisines and attires of all north eastern states. The festival will also have North-East level competitions in Muay Thai, Kickboxing, Taekwondo, Karate and half marathon. Minister informed that on the inauguration the CM will address around 15,000 youths of the region at Dentam Stadium.