Rousing welcome for Padma Shri Jorden Lepcha at Rangpo

Tuesday, May 14, 2024 09:45 [IST]

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Rousing welcome for Padma Shri Jorden Lepcha at Rangpo

Pakyong,(IPR): Padma Shri awardee Jorden Lepcha arrived in Sikkim today.

Jorden Lepcha was bestowed with the prestigious Padma Shri award by the President of India, Droupadi Murmu at the Civil Investiture Ceremony held in New Delhi.

Upon his arrival at Rangpo, he was welcomed with a grand reception in the presence of Tashi Chophel, DC Pakyong; Thendup Lepcha, SDM Rangpo; members of the Sikkim Lepcha Association; and dignitaries from various parts of Sikkim.

For the past 25 years, Jorden Lepcha, a skilled craftsman hailing from Dzongu, has been passionately preserving the rich cultural heritage of the Lepcha tribe by weaving traditional Lepcha hats, known as 'Sumok Thyaktuk', and creating mesmerising bamboo crafts.

His commendable efforts have not only helped in conserving the ancient art but also helped youths from various parts of Sikkim learn the craft and become self-sufficient. His relentless dedication to the community and society has earned him a prestigious award.

Jorden Lepcha's work is a huge source of inspiration, as much can be learned from his unwavering commitment to his craft and community.


Sikkim at a Glance

  • Area: 7096 Sq Kms
  • Capital: Gangtok
  • Altitude: 5,840 ft
  • Population: 6.10 Lakhs
  • Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 to over 28,509 ft above sea level
  • Climate:
  • Summer: Min- 13°C - Max 21°C
  • Winter: Min- 0.48°C - Max 13°C
  • Rainfall: 325 cms per annum
  • Language Spoken: Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Tibetan, English, Hindi