The Dikchu Maghey Mela 2011 was inaugurated at Dikchu, New Market, North Sikkim on 16th January by area MLA, Tuming Lingee Constituency cum Chief whip, Mr. Ugen T Gyatso Bhutia who attended the function as the chief guest accompanied by Mr. D .Chattopadhya Chief Engineer Incharge, NHPC Teesta Stage V as a special guest.
This year the Mela is being organized by Sangam Yuva Samaj. While addressing the gathering today, the chief guest Mr. Bhutia informed that the government is working for the poor and urged everyone to analyze the development being undertaken by the government in every sphere. He also directed the cooperative societies of the area to grant the power of attorney to its president for the utilization of 10% mobilization fund for the society.
Mr. Bhutia speaking on the issue of Residential certificate and Sikkim Subject informed everyone not to believe the opposition and support the government in making the issue successful as this is being initiated for the benefit of the people of Sikkim. Adding further, he also stated that the issuing of RC was started from the tenure of former government itself. While expressing the greeting on the occassion of Maghey Sankranti, the MLA appreciated the members of Sangam Yuva Samaj from keeping the tradition alive and urged every youth to participate. A colorful cultural programme was also presented by the host club, Dikchu Youth Welfare Association and the youth and women of Mangshilla presented the traditional Dhaan Naach and Chyabrung Dance.
During the function, the chief guest and other guest also visited the different stalls and games. The inaugural function was also attended by the ward Panchayat, BB Gurung, Panchayat President, Denjong Lepcha, Panchayat Secretary Lower Dzongu, Tshering Gyatso Lepcha, Principal Springdale School, Chungchung Tongden Lepcha, Principal Merry Kids, Prem Lata Chamling, Headmaster, Sokpay Pry School, KL Sharma, former Panchayats, representatives of different NGOs and people from all walks of life.
Courtesy: Sikkim Mail