Mangan, December 3: (IPR) The Hon’ble Minister for Roads and Bridges-cum-Patron-in-chief for Namsoong Celebration Committee, Shri Samdup Lepcha, chaired a preparatory meeting for Namsoong celebration with the Heads of Department of North District here at the Conference Hall of Election Office, DAC, Mangan.
The meeting attended amongst other by Area MLA, Dzongu, Shri Pintso Namgyal Lepcha, District Collector, North, Shri Tenzing T. Kaleon, Superintendent of Police, North, Shri Sonam Gyatso Bhutia, and other diginitaries unanimously decided that the tentative date for Namsoong celebration would be January 2nd to January 4th 2020.
Minister Shri Lepcha talked about having the privilege of getting a chance to be a Patron-in-Chief of Namsoong Celebration Committee and assured that he will serve the committee with his best effort from his end.
The Minister directed GREF and the Roads and Bridges Department to keep the road clear leading up to Namprikdang ground and clean up the blockages lying in the either side of road. Further, he hoped that this Namsoong celebration will one landmark event.
Furthermore, he stressed on better traffic system, proper electrification, smooth road condition, regular water supply and cleanliness during the celebration.
Area MLA, Dzongu, Shri Pintso Namgyal Lepcha extended thanks on behalf of the people of Dzongu to the Minister Shri Lepcha for accepting the post of Chief Patron for Namsoong Celebration Committee. He sought better co-ordination from every department to make the festival a grand success.
During the meeting, the District Collector, North, Shri Tenzing T. Kaleon gave instructions to HoDs of the various Line departments of the District and informed that today’s meeting is basically conducted to entrust their respective duties pertaining to the celebration.
Superintendent of Police, North, Shri Sonam Gyatso Bhutia assured that the law and order will be maintained in a smooth way during the celebrations.
General Secretary, Namsoong Celebration Committee, Shri Samten Lepcha said that Namsoong is one of the oldest festivals celebrated in Sikkim. He requested support from the District Administrative Centre to make this festival a grand success.