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Governor, CM greet on Losoong and Namsoong festivals

GANGTOK, December 26: On the occasion of Losoong and Namsoong festivals, Governor Ganga Prasad and Chief Minister P.S. Golay have extended warm greetings and good wishes to the people of Sikkim.

The Governor in his message said the joyous celebration of Losoong and Namsoong marks the end of harvest season and commemorates Sikkimese New Year. “This is celebration of good harvest and exchange of goodwill among communities. It’s time for sharing rich feast and to express love and affection among families and communities. These festivals epitomise the values of brotherhood and harmony which are inherent in our wonderful composite Sikkimese culture. May the festivals of Losoong and Namsoong strengthen our bond of love and brotherhood bringing us good fortune,” added the Governor.

Similarly, Chief Minister P.S. Golay in his message stated that the festival symbolizes attachment of the people with mother nature and celebrates it as the agricultural New Year where farmers rejoice and glorify their harvest filling the entire State with a festive spirit.

“Losoong Namsoong is the celebration of Sikkimese New Year. It is celebrated with great enthusiasm and grandeur by the people of Bhutia and Lepcha communities. Cham dance and archery contests are the major attractions where in the cham dance symbolizes an offering to the Gods. The dance not just reflects the festive mood but welcomes the new harvest season,” he said.

The Chief Minister has wished for happiness, good health and joy to the people of Sikkim and hope that they will follow the legacy of goodwill, harmony and peace.

 

Sikkim at a Glance

  • Area: 7096 Sq Kms
  • Capital: Gangtok
  • Altitude: 5,840 ft
  • Population: 6.10 Lakhs
  • Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 to over 28,509 ft above sea level
  • Climate:
  • Summer: Min- 13°C - Max 21°C
  • Winter: Min- 0.48°C - Max 13°C
  • Rainfall: 325 cms per annum
  • Language Spoken: Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Tibetan, English, Hindi