Gyalshing, 13 Sept (IPR): The cultural festival of Indra Jatra was celebrated with much fanfare and traditional honour at Dentam in West Sikkim today.
The District level function of Indra Jatra was graced by Hon’ble Minister of Public Health Engineering (PHE), Shri Bhim Hang Subba, as chief guest in the special presence of Smt. Sarda Tamang, spouse of Hon’ble Chief Minister of Sikkim; Hon’ble Minister of Urban Development Housing Department (UDHD), Shri Arun Upreti; Hon’ble Minister of Agriculture, Horticulture AH& VS, IPR and Printing & Stationery Departments, Shri Lok Nath Sharma; Hon’ble MLA ,Soreng Chakung constituency, Shri Aditya Golay; Hon’ble Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha), Shri Indra Hang Subba; Hon’ble Political Secretary to HCM, Shri Jacob Khaling; Hon’ble Political Advisor to HCM, Shri. M.P. Subba; District Collector West, Shri Karma R. Bonpo, and other dignitaries.
During the programme, HCM Shri Prem Singh Tamang (Golay) was felicitated and honoured by the organizing committee and Newar Community Group from Nepal which was received by Smt. Sarda Tamang and MLA Aditya Golay.
The organizing committee also felicitated 12 different personalities including Ganesh Ram Lachi Prajapati, Bal Mukunda Prajapati from Bhaktapur & Sharmila Maharjan from Kathmandu Nepal, Swetang K Shrimali from Gujarat, Santa Pradhan, Durga Prasad Pradhan, Dr. CL Pradhan, Durga Kasaju, Narayan Das Pradhan, Poonam Pradhan, Kamal Pradhan, Choden Pradhan and Late Kharka Prasad Pradhan from the State of Sikkim. The organizing committee also presented souvenirs to all the dignitaries.
The programme also saw traditional cultural performances of Newar and other communities of Sikkim.