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AR Rehman to be brand ambassador for Sikkim

AR Rehman to be brand ambassador for Sikkim

Gangtok, Jan 5 (UNI) Sikkim has been decked up for the winter festival beginning January 8.

Renowned music director AR Rehman is scheduled to arrive here on January 7. He will be declared the brand ambassador of Red Panda Winter Carnival 2017-18 in Paljour Stadium, Tourism & Civil Aviation Minister Ugen Gyatso said.

Carnival Parade is an important attraction of the day. Cultural programme will also be held. While in the evening an open air programme will be organised at MG Marg.Singer Moi Chewan,will also be participating in the mega event.

All bushes planted on the main market road are glittering with multicoloured mini bulbs.

'Though Sikkim is a small state we are looking forward to grand carnival,' Mr Gyatso said.

Introducing two celebrities--Pakhi Tyerwala, director of the film ‘Pahuna’, shot here mostly, and another Bollywood director Pragya--he said they were coordinating in making the festival a success. The minister said many guests have been coming. 'But our target is to get 50 lakhs tourists.

'Winter carnival type of events are expected to increase the number of visitors coming here. It is also expected to make Sikkim known far and wide,' he said.


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