Mamata receives warm welcome from GNLF, and Development Boards

Writes: Prashant Acharya Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was given a grand reception yesterday afternoon at the Bagdogra airport and in Rohini near Kurseong by hill communities that included the Khambu Rai, Lepcha Development Council members as also cadres of the Gorkha National Liberation Front. This was the first time that GNLF supporters were seen welcoming […]

Rai Development Board has started its operation

Writes: Rajeev Ravidas The West Bengal Rai Development Board has started its operation with  30 general body members owing allegiance to the Kirati Khambu Rai Sanskritik Sansthan, although the objection raised by the Khambu Rights Movement was yet to be addressed. M.S. Rai, the chairman of the Rai board, said the first governing body meeting […]

Nine on hunger strike in hospital – Khambu Rights Movement

Kalimpong, Feb. 21: Nine members of the Khambu Rights Movement, who were on an indefinite hunger strike at Tricone Park here, have been admitted to the Kalimpong subdivisional hospital in the past three days. The hunger strike demanding that the organisation be allowed to form the Rai development board started on Wednesday with 14 participants. […]

Rai community rejects development board under West Bengal govt

Writes: Vivek Chhetri An association of Rai community members today said it would not accept a development board for them as such an arrangement would divide not only the hill population but also their own community. This is the first time that any community-based organisation in the hills has taken a stand against the state […]

KKRSS met tribal minister Jual Oram at Delhi

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Kirati Khambu Rai Sanskritik Sansthan Delhi NCR unit lead by the newly elected convener of Delhi NCR unit Sachin Bantawa Rai met the Tribal minister Jual Oram today in his office. The team, who were there thanked the tribal minister for helping the Khambu community along with the 10 other communities of  Darjeeling in their […]

Sakela Udhwali celebrated in Assam with festive fervour

Margheritha, Tinsukia 15th Dec 2015: Sakela Udhawli the harvest festival of Khambus was celebrated at Pawai Bongoan, Ketetong near Margheritha in Tinsukia Assam organised by Kirat Rai Mahasabha, Assam supported by Gorkha civil society organisations of the region. The daylong festival began with offering prayers to ancestors and deity followed by Silli group dances. Khambu […]

First statue of Yalambar of Kirati community unveiled in Mirik

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The first statue of Yalambar of Kirati community was unveiled on Sunday at Mirik on the occasion of Sakela. The massive  statue was laid by the Kirat Khambu Rai Sanskritik Sansthan of Mirik Unit at the Mirik Lake Kirateshwar temple complex. With the demand of Tribal status for the Kirati community the organization is highlighting their […]

Aparajita Rai First Gorkha Female IPS Officer of Sikkim.

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Aparajita Rai , 28 years old girl, have become the First Gorkha  Female IPS Officer of Sikkim. She has not only done the Gorkhas of Sikkim proud but also to the Kirat Khambu Rai Community and to the whole Indian Gorkha Community. She is now posted in Hoogly in West Bengal. Aparajita Rai the First […]

Kul Puja of Khambu Rai Kirats

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The Rai Kirats have till today, remained true and faithful to the advice of their forefathers who had told them to continue and lead to prosperity, their custom of Kul-Puja. They firmly believe that at the time of creation of Khamuhang Rais, the creator Ninapa (Brahma), the foster father Bishnu, and the destroyer Paruhang, had […]

Jitu Rai Wins First Gold in ISSF World Cup for India

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Jitu Rai wins gold in ISSF World Cup An Indian Gorkha Shooter, Jitu Rai, after two silver medals, bags first ever Gold medal in shooting world cup for India. Someday’s ago we had brought you news about Jitu Rai winning India’s lone medal at the ISSF World Cup in Munich. Indian Gorkha Pistol Shooter Jitu Rai Bags […]

Kirat Kirati or Rai history and Culture

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Kirat or Kirati are indigenous ethnic groups of the Himalayas (mid-hills) extending eastward from Nepal into India, Burma and beyond. They migrated to their present locations via Assam, Burma, Tibet and Yunnan in ancient times. Prototype Tibeto-Burmans originated in the Yellow River basin around 10,000 years ago. Kirat or Kirati history and Culture Although only […]

Kirat Khambu Rai gathering on January 13 in Kalimpong

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Kalimpong: The Kirat Khambu Rai Sanskritik Sansthan will hold a mass community gathering on January 13 at the Mela Ground here to celebrate the Kirati New Year ‘Yeldong’. Event Details “Calling all Khambu (rai) brothers n sisters to show their solidarity and support with zealous intentions for one common goal to reach that one common […]
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