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Kirati community Guru Kirathang Yalambar's statue laid in Mirik

MIRIK :  The first statue of Kirathang Yalambar guru of Kirati community was laid on Sunday at Krishna Nagar Mirik under Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA). Mohan Dungmali, chief patron of Akhil Kirati Rai Sangh, Sikkim laid the statue in the premises of Kirateshwar Temple near Mirik Lake. It is the first statue if Yalambar in GTA area. The statue was laid by the Kirat Khambu Rai Sanskritik Sansthan of Mirik Unit. With the demand of Tribal status for the Kirati community theorganization is highlighting their primitive culture and tradition. Today a large rally was organized at Mirik, where Kiratis showcased their traditional culture wearing own outfits, traditional instruments and much more. Students and other members of the community took part in the rally holding placards demanding tribal status for the socio-economic development of the community. The community members also celebrated their traditional ‘Ugauli’ festival where thousands of Kiratis from Darjeeling hills, Terai, Dooars and Sikkim participated in the cultural programme. Mohan Tungmali from Sikkim was the chief guest for Sunday’s festival. L M Rai, media convener of the Sansthan said, “This is the first statue of our guru laid in Mirik and this will also attract the tourists visiting Darjeeling.” 

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