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Thursday, 29 November 2012


NAMCHI, 22 Nov: Preparations at Borong Tsa Chu, the Borong hot spring, located on the banks of river Rangeet under Ravangla Sub Division in South Sikkim are underway full swing to host pilgrims who come to visit this hot-spring for a rejuvenating dip. This hot spring is popular among visitors as it is believed to have strong curative powers and hundreds of visitors come every year to take a dip in it. The arrival of visitors is expected to peak from the end of this month.
President, Organizing Committee Borong Tsa chu, Devilal Sharma, informed that preparations to host the pilgrims are in the final stages. Every year the committee sets up temporary huts for visitors but warm clothes, bedding and utensils have to be brought by the visitors themselves, he informed.
During the two-month season, hundreds of pilgrims come from across the state as well as Bhutan and Nepal, said Mr Sharma and added that this spring has also been a major source of income for the villagers and unemployed youth of Borong.
A team from the South district Zilla Panchayat also visited the location to oversee the ongoing preparations. The was headed by ADC Development, DK Pradhan and he was accompanied by Deputy Secretary, Bandhana Chettri, the newly elected ward panchayat Karma Bhutia and organizing committee member, Chewang Bhutia.
The team visited the site and to make the stay comfortable for visitors an amount of Rs 1 lakh was sanctioned in order to construct a community toilet at the spot.( Source:Sikkim Now)

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