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Birth Anniversary of Pano Gaeboo Aachyok

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December 20th each year marks the celebration of the birth anniversary of Pano Gaeboo Aachyok, recognized as the last Lepcha King known to be brave warrior he had defended his land and people against the invaders and oppressors of the 17th century. He was an excellent general and administrator. He is fondly remembered and this day is set aside to commemorate his contribution to the Lepcha society. he was instrumrntal in uniting the Lepcha people. He is the icon of the Lepcha nation.

Pano Gaeboo Aachyok was the last king of Mayel Lyang. It was during his day that the Lepcha kingdom of Mayel Lyang extended from Bhutan in the east to llam (Nepal) in the west and from Sikkim to the northern tip of present day Bangladesh.

The celebration usually commences in the morning from the ruins of the Damsang Fort, 17 KM from Kalimpong town. The Fort was built by Gaeboo Aachyok who had also built several others at strategic places to defend the country from the hostile neighbors.

The annual celebration is a mark of respect to the brave warrior king. his feats of courage and bravery and he is the symbol of hope and unity for the Lepchas.

On this auspicious day Lepchas from all walks of life irrespective of their age, sex, religion and region assemble at Kalimpong in their traditional attire to pay homage to thr great leader.

Aathing Lyangsong Tamsang, Chairman, West Bengal Mayel Lyang Lepcha Development Board delivering his message to the Lepchas during the Pano Gaeboo Achyok Birth Anniversary Celebration on 20th December 2019 at Damsang Fort.




Leaders of West Bengal Mayel Lyang Lepcha Development Board and respected guests with mass gathering of Lepchas during the Pano Gaeboo Aachyok Birth Anniversary Celebration on 20th December 2019 to pay homage to their beloved king.




Releasing the Pano Gaeboo Aachyok Annual Magazine, published by West Bengal Mayel Lyang Lepcha Development Board during the King’s Birth Anniversary Celebration on 20th December 2019.




“Proud to be a Lepcha.” The young boys and girls are keen to listen to their leaders on the occasion of King’s Birth Anniversary on 20th December 2018.




The Lepcha peace Rally from the Railway Station to Chowrasta.




Lepchas’ gathering at Chowrasta on 20 December 2018.




The Lepcha Boongthing, Ren O.T. Gaulokmoo is seen blessing Mr Ashish Acharjee at the Mall, Darjeeling.




Releasing of Lepcha books and magazine.




Ren P.T. Simickmoo is seen receiving the coveted Aathing K.P. Tamsang Lepcha Language and Literary Award 2018 from the Chief Guest, Ren Professor Prakash Chandra Pattanaik.




Ren G. Namchu, IAS (retired) is being felicitated by both the MLLDB and ILTA on the day for for his outstanding work for the Lepcha development work in West Bengal.




The Chief Guest, Ren Proffesor Prakash Chandra Pattanaik addresses the Lepchas.




The Children of Mayel Lyang Academy are seen presenting a fantastic Lepcha programme.




Thoom Shezoom, Git-Dabling receives the first prize in the one – act Lepcha play on the day.