State Level Tamu Lochar celebration at Namthang

Publish Date : 05/01/2022

Namchi,28th December (IPR) : Chief Minister Shri Prem Singh Tamang and his Spouse Smt Krishna Rai graced the State Level Tamu Lochar celebrations organised by All Sikkim Gurung(Tamu) Buddhist Association(ASGBA) at the playground of Bal Krishna Kasaju Senior Secondary School, Namthang, today.
The festival had the presence of MP Lok Sabha Shri Indra Hang Subba, Cabinet Ministers, dignitaries, officials, Members of the Association and public at large.
The Chief Minister extended his warm greetings to all the Gurung community for the grand celebration of Tamu Lochar. He stated that though Sikkim is home for people belonging to different communities inheriting different cultures and traditions, each carrying its own significance, yet we all live in total peace and harmony respecting eachother’s culture and religion. He added that community festival should be celebrated enthusiastically every year so that the coming generation learn and preserve their traditions. He further assured that the government shall always respect and give equal opportunity to each and every people belonging to different communities. He further stated to provide full support for different developmental projects envisioned by the public of Namthang- Rateypani constituency.
He expressed his deep condolence on the death of the bravehearted Dr. Sanjay Upreti, who succumbed to multiple organ failure on 24th December. He added that Dr. Sanjay Upreti was not only a doctor but a good human being who sacrificed his life while saving the life of the health worker and as such for the first time, in the history of Sikkim, the last rite of Dr. Upreti was carried out with full State Honour, at Mamring, South Sikkim. He also expressed his sincere respect and sympathy towards the bereaved family.
During the program, Felicitation and Memento was also presented to the Chief Minister and his Spouse for their immense love and support towards the Gurung Community by All Sikkim Gurung (Tamu) Buddhist Association.
Minister cum Area MLA Shri Sanjeet Kharel was also felicitated by the Committee Member for his dedication on making this celebration a grand success.
The program also witnessed felicitation to the following prominent achievers of Gurung Community :
1. Shri. Khilbarna Gurung – The first Inspector General of Police, Police Department, Government of Sikkim.
2. Smt. Sandhya Gurung – An International Boxing Coach and A Dronacharaya Awardee.
3. Shri Nav Raj Gurung – Chairman, Information and Technology.
4. Shri. Bhawani Gurung – RTI Activist and A great Social Worker.
5. Sushri Diksha Gurung – A cricketer and A First Woman player to be selected for Championship Trophy from State.
The program also had a colourful display of traditional dance and stalls.