Gangtok, 10th February 2020 (IPR) The three days Monastic and Sanskrit Pathshala Teachers Training and Orientation Programme organised by Ecclesiastical Department, Government of Sikkim began today at Janta Bhawan, Gangtok.
Shri Kunga Nima Lepcha Minister for Education, Land Revenue & Disaster Management, Law & Parliamentary Affairs Department, Department of Sports & Youth Affairs, Government of Sikkim graced the inaugural programme as the Chief Guest along with Shri.S.T Tamang Secretary of Ecclesiastical Department, Mrs. Kunchok Doma Additional Secretary, (Ecclesiastical Deptt.) Mr. Tenzing Gelak Joint Director (Ecclesiastical Deptt.) Mrs Chuki Lhamu Deputy Secretary (Ecclesiastical Deptt.), Resource Persons, participating Teachers and officials and staffs of Ecclesiastical Department were present.
The Chief Guest in his short address expressed his gratitude for inviting him for the inaugural session of Dharmic and Sanskrit Orientation Programme. He said that Sikkim is known for its uniqueness in terms of being the most Peaceful State in India and it has its roots deeply connected with the Dharmic teachings. He stated that Dharmic and Sanskrit teachings is worth spending time and effort as it is an advantage in being multilingual not only in the field of spirituality and philosophy but also in a system of pure and practical knowledge and there’s always a necessity to draw a fresh energy to enhance the ability of the students through the aid of teachings.
He further stressed that our culture, it’s survival is under threat consequent to the busy life pattern and overwhelming social obligation of the present day where the protection of our Dharmic and Sanskrit teachings need to be protected so that the coming generation will be able to understand and live accordingly to the standards perceived by our forefathers.
Lastly the Chief Guest urged all the teachers to take full advantage of three days training programme as learning is the process of infinity, the more we learn the more enlighten one can be.
Mr. S.T Tamang, Secretary Ecclesiastical Department welcomed all the dignitaries present on the dias, Teachers from various colleges and institutes. He mentioned that from now onward all the Dharmic Schools and Sanskrit Pathshala will be under NCERT guidelines.
He said that since Sikkim is the spiritual land of India it has its own Dharmic and Sanskrit Schools with the presence of charismatic teachers who takes the responsibility of preserving the present teachings firmly so that they can pass on to the coming generations. He also said that Dharmic and Sanskrit teaching is gaining importance across with many universities including their curriculum as it is the way and permanent means to achieve peace where people should live in harmony.