Gangtok,August23: Mrs. Tilu Gurung, Minister of Building and Housing, inaugurated a public library, set up by local educated youths of Karek, South Sikkim, under Namthang-Rateypani Constituency on the occasion of 17th Nepali Language Recognition Day (Bhasa Manyata Diwas, August 20). The library consists of various literary books in Nepali language of different time.
Speaking at the function, chief guest Mrs. Gurung said, every individual and every community is known through their language. “The prosperity of a community is shown by the richness of its mother tongue”, she added. Praising the efforts of local youths, she urged that every Sikkimese should have the thought to work for the state.
She said, culture, language and tradition comprise the identity of any state and because of the richness of Nepali culture and tradition in Sikkim, the state has got its identification among others. As the principal language of Sikkim, Nepali language should be well served and every speaker of it should work for its development, she stressed. She further said, “We have got right leadership of Chief Minister Dr. Pawan Chamling in Sikkim who has the dream to make our state richest among others”.
Two books namely ‘Lakshyahin Pahilaharu’ by Kul Prasad Chettri and ‘Bhav Tarang’ by Namthang Sahitya Samiti’ were released on the occasion by the Minister.