Monday, March 18, 2013

Sikkim Festival Receives Overwhelming Response in New Delhi

Three day long Sikkim Festival 2013 concludes in Delhi with tremendous note
Sikkim Festival records encouraging attendance in metropolitan cities

The three day long Sikkim Festival 2013 held at the national capital, Delhi's popular tourist destination Dilli Haat, attracted a large number of people from many cultural backgrounds, giving them an insight of the rich cultural history and picturesque tourist destinations of the Himalayan state.

The Sikkim festival which began on 7th March had around 10000 enthusiastic visitors on the opening day despite being a working day. The large north east populace living in the national capital participated in the festival in their traditional attire, adding color to the festivities.

Apart from the other stall at the pavilion, the organic farm products stall as well as the handloom and handicrafts stall saw a heavy footfall of interested visitors and buyers. The stakeholders' desks comprising of various adventure tourism associations saw many enthusiastic travelers enquiring about the various adventure sports being offered in the state.

As the beautiful dusk sky made its presence felt, visitors were treated and entertained with a cultural extravagance of folk dances and music. The famous Snow Lion dance, Yak dance and other folk dances delighted the audience.

A video presentation of pilgrimage and tourist destinations such as Siddheshvara Dham, Buddha Park, Samdupste, the famous Changu Lake, Yumthang Valley and Mt Kanchenjunga mesmerized and captivated the audience.

The festival was inaugurated by Mr P.D.Rai, Member of Parliament. In his brief address, he called upon the country to learn more about Sikkim and the North East which have so much to offer in terms of tourism and culture. He highlighted the achievements of Sikkim in the areas of law and order, good governance and innovative practices. He ended by dedicating the Sikkim Festival to the citizens of the country.

The festival was a huge success as it was able to achieve the desired goal of highlighting the sheer beauty and uniqueness of Sikkim to the world.

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