Majitar in Sikkim to host maiden festival


Gangtok/Kolkata: Majitar, a small village nestled in the north Indian state of Sikkim, will host its maiden food and drinks festival in January. It seeks to promote Sikkimese cuisine, beverages and organic products.

The village is surrounded by a picturesque natural landscape, with the river Teesta flowing in the background.

The three-day Majhitar Food and Drink Festival, beginning on January 22, is a winter festival that will bring producers and consumers on the same platform, said creative head Suresh Lama.

“Main highlights of the festival are promotion and marketing of Sikkimese cuisine, drinks and hotels, food-related games, traditions and cultures of Sikkim, art exhibition cum sale, the sale of organic producers,” Lama said.

The organisers expect visitors from the Sikkim Manipal University, located in this village. It has students from across the country. Members of nearby situated companies are also expected apart from the locales.

“We are mainly targeting visitors from among the students of Sikkim Manipal University, multinational companies, locals and people from neighbouring states and countries,” Lama said.

It is being supported by Ugen T Gyatso, state minister of tourism and aviation. The festival hopes to encourage tourism in the north-eastern state of the India.

(With inputs from agencies)