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WEST BENGAL MAYEL LYANG LEPCHA DEVEPLOPMENT BOARD

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Thingnyoo Azem Rebecca Namchyomoo Song and Dance Competition.

Thingnyoo Azem Rebecca Namchyomoo Song and Dance Competition held every year in the month of February- March in Kalimpong. Thingnyoo Azem Rebecca Namchyomoo was an inspired leader and also the President of the Lepcha Tribal Association in the 1950’s. She was very influential at her time and would reach out to the Chogyel of Sikkim and the British authorities before Independence and even to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru afterwards.

Her contribution to the welfare of the Lepcha Community has not been forgotten. In her honour and in remembrance on her work to preserve the Lepcha Culture the Thingnyoo Azem Rebecca Namchyomoo Song and Dance Competition has been instituted. This has been a forum for the young and old showcase their talents and there by preserve culture.

Thingnyoo  Azem Rebecca Namchyomoo Song and Dance Competition.