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January 24, 2015

WB CM announces development board for Sherpas

WB CM announces development board for Sherpas

After the formation of the development boards for the Lepcha and Tamang communities, West Bengal Chief Minister Ms Mamata Banerjee on Friday announced the formation of a separate development board for the Sherpa community in the Darjeeling Hills.

She further declared that the Sherpa Cultural Development board will receive a cheque of Rs 5 Crore for the development of the Sherpa community, in the 119th birth anniversary celebration of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose at Chowrastha, Darjeeling.

The CM also declared that an amount of Rs 1 lakh will be given to 10 people who climb mountains amidst thick and thin situation for the nation but is still poverty stricken. This event also witnessed several cultural songs and dances by renowned artists from Kolkata as well as Darjeeling.