The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Sikkim Shri Prem Singh Tamang participated in the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav Dandi March on 3rd April 2021, along with the Cabinet Ministers, MLAs, officials and the students
The 12 mile long journey on foot commenced from Damman where he addressed the local gentry. He expressed his gratitude for the warm welcome accorded to the Sikkim contingent and asserted on building a strong relationship between the two states. He paid homage to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi who had opposed the salt tax levied during the time and is considered one of the historic moments of the pre-independence era.
On the way, the Hon’ble Chief Minister was presented with mementos and also had a brief interaction with the people. The march concluded at Navsari, where a cultural program was organized in the presence of Hon’ble Minister of Tribal Development, Tourism, Forest, Women & Child Welfare, Shri Ganpathsinh Vasava. The program included performances from Gujarat and Sikkim showcasing the cultural vibrance.
The Hon’ble Chief Minister in his brief address in the program stated that he including the representatives from Sikkim are fortunate to be a part of this momentous occasion. He added that Sikkim, in spite of being a small state has walked hand in hand with the nation and has contributed to the prices of nation building. He added that Sikkim will continue to work in tandem with the nation and promote the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s call for ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ and under his able guidance, he believes the country will reach newer heights.
He extended an invitation to the people of Gujarat to visit Sikkim and experience the vibrant culture and tradition the state has to offer. Further, he stressed building a strong relationship between the two states for mutual benefit.
(Press release from CMO)