Message of Honorable Governor of Sikkim Shri Ganga Prasad on the occasion of Pang Lhabsol.

 

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Raj Bhavan

Gangtok, Sikkim

 

MESSAGE

 

          On the auspicious occasion of ‘Pang Lhabsol’, the Hon’ble Governor of Sikkim, Shri Ganga Prasad has extended warm greetings to the people of Sikkim.

 

          The Hon’ble Governor said, “Pang Lhabsol, the unique festival with cultural and historical significance to this tiny Himalayan State, gives us the insight into the Sikkimese way of life. It also provides us with the foundation of harmony and mutual respect among different sections and communities which has remained the hallmark of Sikkim’s identity.

 

          Historically, it was the day in the 13th century AD, that a solemn pact of unity and brotherhood between the Lepcha tribes and the Bhutia tribes was made at the historic Kabi Lungtsok. The pact between the Lepcha chieftain Thekong Thek and Bhutia chieftain Khye Bumsa with majestic and revered Mt. Khangchendzonga as the principal witness has shaped the destiny of Sikkim and transformed it as the land of unity, peace and tranquillity. We worship our guardian deity Mt. Khangchendzonga and offer gratitude for protecting us from bad omens, natural disasters, diseases and catastrophes, and seek blessings for the wellbeing of all in   future.

 

          May this day remain auspicious and remind every Sikkimese towards making efforts to strengthen and preserve this unique heritage till eternity.

 

          My sincere compliments to the people of Sikkim for its efforts over the years to promote and preserve the festival as the celebration of our unity and brotherhood with special veneration to mother nature.