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Sikkim: People mark 100th birth anniversary of last king Sikkim
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Sikkim: People mark 100th birth anniversary of last king

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 28 May 2023, 08:16 pm

Gangtok: People celebrated the 100 th anniversary of  last King of Sikkim, 12th Chogyal late Palden Thondup Namgyal,  in Gangtok’s National Institute of Tibetology premises recently.

The event was graced by the 13th Chogyal Wangchuk Namgyal, Prince Palden Gyurmed Namgyal, Princess Hope Leezum Namgyal, the children of the last king, along with distinguished delegates representing the royal families of Sikkim and Bhutan, reports East Mojo.

Education Minister Kunga Nima Lepcha, Ecclesiastical Affairs Minister Sonam Lama and Roads and Bridges Minister Samdup Lepcha represented the Sikkim government, in the absence of Sikkim Chief Minister Prem Singh Golay, the newspaper reported.

The three-day grand celebration marked the closing of the year-long birth centennial celebrations with guests and public offerings khadas to the statue of the last king. ‘Soldep,’ a traditional monastic ritual of offering of prayers was performed by monk Yap Lopen Tempa from Enchey Monastery.

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