Monday, October 26, 2009
picture courtsey: SikkimExpress
GANGTOK, October 26: Zongmith Namchu, the National Awardee in nursing from Sikkim passed away on October 24 at her residence at Rhenock in East Sikkim.
She was 84 years old.
Mrs. Namchu was conferred with the National Award in 1987 by the then President R. Venkataraman for her relentless service in the hospital as a nurse.
An active care taker and social activist, she was also awarded with the highest state civilian award by Late Chogyal Palden Thondup Namgyal, the then king of Sikkim in the year 1970.
Born on December 24, 1925 at Rhenock, Late Zongmith rendered her long service in helping the poor and the needy patients at the Sir Thutob Namgyal Memorial (STNM) Hospital, Gangtok. She was one among the few nurses to join STNM when it was first set up in the year 1960.
Late Zongmith Namchu was married to John Phurba Targain in 1967 who was then working as an inspector at Education Department under the Sikkim Government.
She is survived by her daughter Dina Targain and grandson Rabbicil Targain