Gyalshing, 2nd October (IPR): The West District Headquarter observed 151st birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi at the premises of West District Administrative Centre, today.
Present during the occasion were District Collector (West) Karma R Banpo, SP(West) Tashi Wangyal Bhutia, ADC (West) Tushar G.Nikhare, SDM (Gyalshing) SDM(HQ) accompanied by Heads of Departments, Officials and Staffs from various departments.To commemorate the birth anniversary, the attendees paid tribute and offered khadas to the statue of Mahatma Gandhi. This year the celebration was observed in a low key manner keeping in view the COVID-19 protocol laid by the Sikkim State Government.
Addressing the gathering, DC West, Karma R. Bonpo, requested to follow the new guidelines strictly. He urged to be more conscious by seeing the current situation. He mentioned that infectious rate of virus is very high as compared to earlier. He asked all HODs and staffs to make efforts for a clean and hygienic office. He also asked to organise programs in the sun because chances of getting infected will be low as compared to indoors. He further suggested that schools should conduct classes outside taking into consideration the suitable weather and location. DC West on his speech thanked all the frontline warriors for their tremendous contributions without any hesitation and also their families.
The brief program ended up with the vote of thanks by SDM Gyalshing.