Gangtok, October 2 (IPR): Governor, Shri. Ganga Prasad and Chief Minister, Shri. Prem Singh Tamang offered floral tribute to the bust of Mahatma Gandhi at MG Marg today to mark the auspicious occasion of the 152nd birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation.
Cabinet Ministers, Chief Secretary, DGP, Advisors, Chairpersons and Heads of Departments of the State Government also offered garlands and khada on the bust of Mahatma Gandhi.
To mark the occasion, artists of the Culture Department sang the ‘Ram Dhun’ and a bhajan. The Sikkim Police Band played some patriotic tunes befitting the occasion.
After the formal event, the Governor and the Chief Minister visited the stall set up by the Urban Development Department and presented reusable cloth bags to the students, to reinforce the message of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
Thereafter, the Governor and the Chief Minister inaugurated an exhibition cum-sale of handicraft and handloom products displayed by NABARD and other agencies as a part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.