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The National Seminar on the “Recovery of Lepcha Language, Culture, Literature and History.

Distinguished speakers discuss various aspects of the rich Lepcha culture. The Seminer is attended by eminent academicians and intellectuals both Lepcha and of other Communities. It has added to the growth of knowledge of the community and its acceptance as a distinct indigenous race. Several hundred people from Nepal, Bhutan, and the neighboring State of Sikkim and from the host State of West bengal attend the day long annual Seminar.

The Culture pageant that follows the literary discourse adds to the dimension of the Seminar.

The National Seminar is held on the occasion of the Birth Anniversary of thekoong Gen GB Mainwaring every year of the 18th of July on the Recovery of Lepcha Language, Literature and Culture. The Seminar is held at Pulong dung the place where the General had complied the basic work of the books . "The Grammar of the Rong (Lepcha) Language as is exixts in the Dorjeling & Sikim Hills" that was published in the year 1876 and "The Dictionary of the Lepcha Language" published in 1898 that was edited by A. Grunweddel. The latter was published posthumously.

The Lepcha Community is deeply indebted to this great mans in comparable contribution to the Lepcha Language. The Seminar is held in his honour.

West Bengal Mayel Lyang Lepcha Development Board, Chairman, L.S. Tamsang, Member Secretary Ren. Gidon Namchu and I.L.T.A. President, Ren Dorjee. T. Lepcha and other Scholars are seen inauguration Lepcha grammar book Written by Thikong General G.B. Mainwaring at Poloongdong in 2018.




Rv. Father Felex D’suza Principal St. Stphen School, Kaffer, with his students participated auspicious day of Thikong General G.B. Mainwaring Birth Anniversary programme, on 18th July 2018, at Poloongdong.




Chairman, West Bengal Mayel Lyang Lepcha Development Board, L.S. Tamsang and I.L.T.A. President and other guest are seen singing Lepcha Dungit Vam.




West Bengal Mayel Lyang Lepcha Developman Board, Tribal Development Department, Chairman, Aathing Lyangsong Tamsang is seen addreshing to Linguist and Scholars on auspocious day of Thikong General G.B. Mainwaring Birth Anniversiry Celebration programme on 18th July 2016, at Poloongdong.




West Bengal Mayel Lyang Lepcha Developman Board, Tribal Development Department, Chairman, Aathing Lyangsong Tamsang presenting Life Time Achievment awrd to Ren Dr. Profersor Praksah Chandra Pattanaik during the occasion of Thikoong General G. B. Mainwaring Birth Anniversary Celebration programme and The National Seminar on Recovery of Lepcha Language, Literature, Culture and History on 18 July 2016.




Professor Renyoo Dr. Ratnottama Das, Linguist and Scholars from Delhi University is seen presenting her thought (The National Seminar on Recovery of Lepcha Language, Literature, Culture and Histoy) on the 190th Birth Anniversary Celebration of Thikong General G.B. Mainwaring on 18th July 2016 at Poloongdong, Sukia , Darjeeling, West Bengal.




Ren. Saibal Sengupta is being addressing press media during The National Seminar on Recovery of Lepcha Language, Literature, Culture and History, on 18th July 2016, at Poloodung, Darjeeling, West Bengal.




Lepcha Books are being selling during The National Seminar on Recovery of Lepcha Language, Literature, Culture and History, on 18th July 2016, at Poloodung, Darjeeling, and West Bengal.




West Bengal Mayel Lyang Lepcha Development Board, Chairman Aathing L.S. Tamsang, W.B.M.L.L.D.B, Member Secretary (IAS Rt ) Ren. G. Namchu and Indigenous Lepcha Tribal Association President Ren. Dorjee T. Lepcha with great grandson of Thikong General G.B. Mainwaring, (blood relations) Mr. Edward Mainwaring on 18th July 2015 at Poloongdong.




Great grandson of Thikong General G.B. Mainwaring Mr. Edward Mainwaring (blood relations) lightning before the ancestral long Chuck of his great grandfather Thikong General G.B Mainwaring on his birth anniversary programme at Poloongdung, Sukia, Darjeeling in 2015.




Mr. Edward Mainwaring is seen addressing the Lepcha community during his great grandfather General G.B Mainwaring Programme on 18th July 2015, at Poloongdong.




W.B.M.L.L.D.B, Cultural Cell performing Lepcha traditional dance at Poloongdung on Birth Anniversery of Thikong General GB. Mainwaring on 18th July 2015.




“Sam Sa” means “Welcome” in Lepcha Language.




Traditional Lepcha Monument (In Lepcha Long Chaok)




Participation of others community leaders are seen present at The National Seminar on Recovery of Lepcha Language, Literature, Culture and History on 18th July 2013, at Poloolungdong, Sukia, Darjeeling, West Bengal.




Ren Professor Prakash Chandra Pattanaik is seen flaunt book “Lepcha Nomenclature in Mayel Lyang written by Ren P. T. Simickmoo” during The National Seminar on Recovery of Lepcha Language, Literature, Culture and History.




Children presenting Traditional Lepcha dance on Birth Anniversary Celebration of Thikong G.B. Mainwaring Programme on 18th July 2013, at Poloongdung, Sukia, Darjeeling, West Bengal. (The National Seminar on Recovery of Lepcha Language, Literature, Culture and History).




Professor Renyoo Dr. Ratnottama Das, Linguist and Scholars from Delhi University is seen presenting her thought (The National Seminar on Recovery of Lepcha Language, Literature, Culture and History) on The Birth Anniversary Celebration of Thikong General G.B. Mainwaring on 18th July 2014 at Poloongdong, Sukia , Darjeeling, West Bengal.




Aathing Lyongsong Tamsang, Chairman and Ren. G. Namchu Member Secretary, W.B.M.L.L.D.B, and other dignitaries, Linguists and Scholars on The National Seminar on Recovery of Lepcha Language, Literature, Culture and History.




Senior Staff from W.B.M.L.L.D.B is seen selling Lepcha Books on Birth Anniversary Celebration of Thikong General. G.B. Mainwaring ((The National Seminar on Recovery of Lepcha Language, Literature, Culture and History)) at Poloodung, Sukia, Darjeeling, West Bengal.