Gyalshing, 26 January (IPR): The 72nd Republic Day was celebrated with much vigour and enthusiasm in the premises of District Administrative Centre, Gyalshing, today.
The event commenced with the hoisting of the National flag by the Hon’ble Minister (Power and Labour Department) Shri Mingma Norbu Sherpa as the Chief Guest followed by the National Anthem. He was accompanied by Hon’ble Chairman/SBS Shri D.B.Gurung, Hon’ble Chairman/PHE, Shri Hari Narayan Subedi, DC West, Shri Karma R. Bonpo; SP (West), Shri Tashi Wangyal Bhutia; Additional Political Secretary to HCM/West, Shri Madhu Sudan Sharma, SDM (HQ), Shri Anant Jain; SDM Gyalshing, Shri Tshering Topgay Bhutia; HODs’ of line department and staffs.
The Chief Guest, in his address, drew light on the significance of the Republic Day. He further mentioned about the ongoing Covid-19 vaccination drive and requested the gathering not to believe on fake rumours on vaccination process. He further added to follow Covid-19 protocol strictly till the pandemic gets over.
At the outset, District Collector/West, Shri Karma R. Bonpo read out the message of Hon’ble Governor of Sikkim alongside his effective message regarding West district as an Aspirational District where he informed that Health and Education to be given the top priority. He also applauded the Health Department, West for precisely carrying out the ongoing Vaccination Drive.
The message of the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Sikkim was read out by Shri Tshering Topgay Bhutia, SDM /Gyalshing.
The programme also witnessed the felicitation programme of the frontline workers including the dedicated employees of various departments.
Later, the vote of thanks was proposed by Karma Sherpa, Joint Director/ Horticulture Department, West.