Ravangla (Sikkim) : Minister for Tourism & Civil Aviation and Commerce & Industries, Sikkim, Bedu Singh Panth visited Ravangla Tibetan settlement to mark the grand celebration of the 36th Pang Lhabsol, Sikkim’s most important indigenous festival. According to the Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, the festival is unique to Sikkim and commemorates the consecration of Mount Khangchendzonga as the guardian deity of Sikkim. It celebrates the flourishing of Buddhism in the state of Sikkim.Tibetan Settlement Officer Tenzin Nordhen, Ravangla greeted the Minister with a traditional Tibetan scarf and extended heartfelt greetings and gratitude on behalf of the Central Tibetan Administration.
Hundreds of other Indian dignitaries and officials attended the celebration. Members of the Ravangla Tibetan settlement presented cultural performances. ‘Pang Lhabsol’ is marked every year by the Sikkim Government in the Ravangla region from 3 to 10 September. Chief Minister of the state is expected to attend the closing ceremony on 10 September. The 36th ‘Pang Lhabsol’ celebration is being organized by Pang Lhabsol Committee-2019.