Rabongla all set for Pang Lhabsol celebrations

The organising committee members speaking with media. SE Pic
Thu, Sep 5, 2019

DICHEN ONGMU
GANGTOK:
Rabongla in South Sikkim is all set for the annual Pang Lhabsol celebration from September 11 to 13 at the premises of Cho-dzo Lake near Rabongla town.
Celebration committee general secretary Lendup Dorjee Bhutia informed that the celebrations are being conducted under the supervision of Chief Minister P.S. Golay.
Speaking to media here at Press Club of Sikkim on Wednesday, Lendup highlighted the importance of Pang Lhabsol festival.
“It is a day when we offer prayers to our guardian deity Mount Khangchendzonga and also celebrate the brotherhood between Bhutias and Lepchas. There will be many cultural and sports event including the warrior dance which is the main attraction of the day,” said Lendup.
The celebration committee has given priority to sports by organising events like marathon, arm wrestling, bamboo climbing, tug-of-war and volleyball (national and State-level).
Athlete Amar Subba informed that marathon would be for boys (16 km) and girls (14 km) with the theme being ‘Invoke Mt. Khangchendzonga’, Jal Shakti Abhiyan and Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
The marathon event is being held on September 11 at Buddhar Park, Rabongla. The winners will receive cash prizes and medals with token of appreciation for the youngest runner and veteran runner.
Subba informed that one local boy would be selected from the Rabongla marathon to receive training from him for national-level runs.
Arm Wrestling Federation of India vice president Ganesh Kumar Subba said the best performers would represent Sikkim in the national arm wrestling championship 2020 taking place at Arunachal Pradesh. We will also organise workshops and improve our techniques, he said.


Area: 7096 Sq Km
Capital:Gangtok
Altitude: 5,840 ft
Population: 6.10 Lakhs
Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 ft. to over 28,509 ft above sea level
Climate:
Summer: Max- 21°C ; Min – 13°C
Winter: Max -13°C ; Min – 0.48°C
Rainfall: 325 cm per annum
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