Mangan, 02 Oct (IPR): The 149th Gandhi Jayanti celebrations was observed at several GPUs and Dzumsas of North Distirct. At the District Headquarters in Mangan, a programme was organized at the District Administrative Center where as a mark of respect to the Father of the Nation, khadas were offered by officers and staffs. The function was graced by District Collector, North, Shri Karma R. Bonpo, Additional District Collectors , Senior SP, North, SDM Mangan, DFO (T), Heads of Departments, Officers and staffs of the District. The members of the Sai Sewa Samiti Mangan were also present. A short film on life and message of Gandhi was also screened by the IPR Department, North.
A Swatchta campaign was also carried by the Sai Sewa Samiti at the DAC premises wherein members of the organization cleaned the compound. A District level Painting Competition was also organized by the Cultural Affairs and Heritage Department at Community Hall in Mangan . The painting was organized on the theme ‘life and message of Mahatma Gandhi’ in which 80 students from different schools of the district participated. The painting completion which was held in three categories saw the enthusiastic participation from the students. The event from coordinated by the Curator of Cultural Affairs and Heritage Department, Shri Phurden Lepcha, and staffs of the department. The District Collector, Shri Karma R Bonpo, who was the chief guest, motivated the students and said that the message of the Mahatma Gandhi should be imbibed by all in their daily lives. Trophies and certificates were disturbed to the winners and participants.