Gangtok, April 14:
State Level Baishakhi Parva 2022 held today at Manan Bhawan. The event was attended by Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang as chief guest accompanied by Speaker Legislative Assembly L B Das Chairman of organising committee and other cabinet ministers, students and other people from various community.
Traditional dances of Lepcha, Bhutia, Nepali and Band performance by Sikkim Police Band were performed. This was the second instance the festival being celebrated in such a grand manner. It was organized the Nepali Sahitya Parishad, Sikkim.
President is Dr S K Rai, Adhoc committe Vaishakhi Parva Samaroh Samiti shortly talk about celebration while Hari Dhungel, Vice President of celebration committee proposed welcome speech and Rudra Poudyal, Nepali Sahitya Parishad, Sikkim while addressing the gathering shared Nepali people follow their own calendar system known as the Bikram Era or Bikram Sambat. New Year is called Nava Varsha in Nepali language. The day usually falls in the second week of April.
During this occasion people go for picnics, have get-togethers and celebrate the day socializing in various ways. Bikram Sambat is 56.7 years ahead of the solar Gregorian calendar. It uses lunar months starting from Baisakh in mid April. In short thia day mark the beginning of natural process.
CM Prem Singh Tamang while addressing the gathering shared “moot objective to organize this event to foster the spirit of communal harmony and to bring Unity among various communites.
CM also said ” last year I have said and even notice was also issues that students of colleges and schools have to wear their own traditional dresses once a month but it was criticised calling it an extra burden for parents but for the preservation of culture and tradition we have to do this but still we will try to make some budgetary provision so that we can arrange traditional dresses if we don’t do this then our next generation will forget our culture and traditions said CM Prem Singh Tamang while addressing the state level Baishakhi Parva celebration at Manan Kendra. He also said if not students but government employees can afford to buy the traditional dresses so I urged government employees to wear their cultural dresses once in a month.
He also said Nepali Sahiyta should publish the language of other language government will help all possible way and it is not for only Nepali language but it is for all this must be clear.
CM also said “we celebrate the western new year in grand way and we follow this in our offices also but I don’t see that grandness while celebrating Baishakhi Parva it means we are losing our tradition rather we are forgetting so Nepali Sahitya Parisad should make this even more grander way for next year it should reach to villages as it is our culture and culture is our identity so we must work to preserve our culture. CM also reiterated Apatan fellowship for those who does Phd in local recognized languages.
CM while clarifying on news which said increase of Sikkim traders’ market share on the Multi Commodity Exchange to 5.5 percent may have an adverse impact on the tax exemption that Sikkim has been granted. He said we have already initiated a talk with Finance Ministry and Security And Exchange Board of India (SEBI) being a concern authority we have apprised them also and we have initiated a case in state Vigilance.