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WEST BENGAL MAYEL LYANG LEPCHA DEVEPLOPMENT BOARD

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2nd Foundation day

The Second Anniversary Celebration of the Announcement of the Mayel Lyang Lepcha Development Board in the Floor of the Legislative Assembly.

The Second Anniversary was celebrated on the 3rd September, 2013 at the Mela Ground, Kalimpong. It was the cherished dream of generations of Lepchas to see an organisation for their all round welfare formed by the Government. Braving inclement weather and other obstacles there was a huge gathering of men, women and children that spilled over the venue to the town. Most of them had made the journey on foot starting days ahead. It was an expression of elation, of solidarity of the community and of gratitude to the Honourable Chief Minister Smt Mamata Banerjee.

The Lepchas felicitated the Honourable Chief Minister and conferred on her the highest honorary title of “Kinchum Darmit” which means “Bestower of Prosperity” or “Bhagyavidhata” which she graciously accepted. On the occasion she announced a number of welfare measures for the Community and assured the support of her Government.

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