West Bengal Mayel Lyang Lepcha Development Board

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Mamata BanerjeeThe Hon'ble Chief Minister, kingchoom Daarmit

Welcome to West Bengal Mayel Lyang Lepcha Development Board

The Lepchas are the acknowledged natives of the Darjeeling district from long before the time the present political boundaries were drawn. During the last century and half they have, in general, not been able to keep pace with the transformation of the region from their scattered, sheltered village habitations to the bustling cosmopolitan hill station with a flourishing tea and tourism industry and thus have, in the process been marginalized.

The intention of the Government therefore is clearly to bring about positive chance and contribute to the upliftment to the Community and has outlined a modest role of the Board.

The Mayel Lyang Lepcha Development Board came into existence on 5th August 2013. it has been formed for the board purpose to protect, promote and safeguard the Lepcha language, tradition and culture to undertake activities for the overall development of the Lepcha Community and anything incidental and conducive for the attainment.

Ren Lyangsong Tamsang is the Chairman of the Board which is a registered Society under the Administrative control of the Tribal Development Department of the Government of the West Bengal.

The Board has conceived and prepared several schemes and projects in furtherance of its objectives.

Despite the hardship faced due to terrain and inaccessibility the Board is striving hard to achieve social culture and educational upliftment of the Lepchas.

Second Foundation Day Celebration

The Chief Minister of West Bengal graced the Foundation Day celebration of the WBMLLDB in kalimpong on the 16th September 2015. Just as the Lepchas welcomed her as the Kingchoom Darmit with resounding applause, she promised them of her continued support and the promise to come again. During her speech she said she loved the Hills of Darjeeling and wanted it to be a place of peace and happy people that peace should reign in the Hills.

Book & Publication

Many writers and linguists have spoken highly of the Lepcha Language that has withstood the ravages of time.

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