Saturday, November 22, 2014


Preparations on full swing
With less than a month left, the Tourism department and tourism stakeholders are busy preparing for the upcoming “Winter Carnival 2014” slated to be held from 14 to 19 December. Posters and banners to publicize the event have been put up across the state while publicity through other media like FM radio is also being aired all over the nation, inform officials. Word is also being spread through the online media. The logo for the event was released by the Department on 06 December.
On 13 November, Tourism officials inspected MG Marg, Ridge Park and some other places in town where the events will be taking place. Lighting and sound system has already been set up at MG Marg, it is informed.
Union Minister of State for Home, Kiren Rijiju, is expected to visit Sikkim during the winter carnival.
The food festival this time will be taking place in all the restaurants along MG Marg with traditional cuisine on the menu. The food festival will be organised by the Sikkim Hotels & Restaurants Association [SHRA].

Apart from this, activities will be taking place in MG Marg, Ridge Park, Epica Garden, Banjhakri falls, Amusement Park [Ranka]. Art & Handicraft, Kite festival, Street Show, Food Bonanza, Bike stunt at Ridge Park, Chungi Tournament including musical performances are some of the other highlights of the festival.

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