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Sunday, 25 July 2010

Seminar on intangible cultural heritage of Sikkim inaugurated

‘Govt is putting best effort to preserve both tangible & intangible heritages of Sikkim

Sikkim Express |

GANGTOK, July 23: The State Cultural and Heritage Affairs Secretary DR Kharel today inaugurated two days long seminar on intangible cultural heritage of Sikkim here at Nepali Sahitya Parishad.

Organized by Sikkim Akademi, the seminar is organized mainly to generate awareness on intangible heritage amongst the students.

On the first day of the seminar, Sonam Gyatso Bhutia presented a paper on Kagyed Dance, KN Sharma on Maghey Sankranti and Dr SK Rai on Sakewa and Sili.
Likewise the papers on Maruni and Pang Lhabsol were presented by Dr Pushpa Sharma, Parasamani Dangal and Kunzang Namgyal.
Hari Maya Pradhan spoke on the topic of Kwanti Purnima.

The Secretary in his address said that the State Government is putting best effort to protect and preserve both tangible and intangible heritages of Sikkim. He said the government has also been preserving the historical heritage sites of Sikkim such as the oldest monasteries of Sikkim.

Earlier, Sikkim Akademi president Sanu Lama said there is a need to understand the importance of both the tangible and intangible heritages as it reflects the history, tradition and the diversified culture of Sikkim.

On the second day of seminar, the resource persons will present their papers on Teej, Dzumsa, Guru Poornima, Bumchu, Bonpo and Sawney Sankranti.