Sunday, November 01, 2009
GANGTOK, November1: The State Government observed ‘Rashtriya Sankalp Diwas’ with full solemnity joining the rest of the nation today to commemorate the death anniversary of late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
A solemn function was held here at Chintan which was attended by Governor BP Singh, Chief Minister Pawan Chamling, legislatures and a host of senior government officials.
The function started with the rendering of patriotic songs by students from TNHSS and Middle Camp school.
In his address, the Governor pointed out that the late Prime Minister had a special place in her heart for Sikkim and she had visited Sikkim on three occasions in 1952, 1956 and 1958. She was very fond of Sikkim, said the Governor.
The Chief Minister while remembering Indira Gandhi as a stalwart of the country urged upon the students to follow the path of positive thinking. He said that violence is a product of hatred and the hate feelings can be done away only through positive thoughts.
Chamling called upon the students to have a competitive streak in their studies to overcome challenges of future. He also appealed the students to value the gift of peace and tranquility of Sikkim. We all should ensure that this peace is preserved through our dedication and determination to create a new progressive State of Sikkim, he said