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1st-ever cultural exchange between Sikkim, Arunachal underway

The first-ever cultural exchange between the two Northeast Himalayan states Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh was hosted in Dirang in Arunachal’s West Kameng district, in the presence of Chief Ministers Pema

The first-ever cultural exchange between the two Northeast Himalayan states Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh was hosted in Dirang in Arunachal’s West Kameng district, in the presence of Chief Ministers Pema Khandu and Prem Singh Tamang.

The function was attended by various cultural troupes from Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, as well as neighboring Bhutan who all performed during the event.

Sikkim Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang attended the program along with a huge delegation of Ministers, MLAs, officials, and cultural teams from Sikkim. Union Minister for Law and Justice Kiren Rijiju was also present on the occasion.

Speaking at the event Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu said the culture between the two states has evolved with continued interaction and exchange with the entire North East Region.

He further added, that considering the long historical relationship between Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh it is fitting that the states strengthen the bond by increasing the exchange of ideas, culture, and traditions that both states share.

On the occasion, Khandu dedicated the newly constructed Gyalchen Karma Thrinley Tenne Monastery in the picturesque Sangti Valley to the people.

First Published: 25th April, 2022 11:46 IST

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