Pawan Chamling offers to name Sikkim Government College after Nar Bahadur Bhandari, Ex-CM
Sikkim Chief Minister Dr.Pawan Chamling
Gyalshing, July 14: Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling offered to rename Sikkim Government College at Tadong as Nar Bahadur Bhandari College should the former Chief Minister gives his consent.
“Our government has been honour our former leaders and recognizing their contribution to Sikkim, we have been naming the government infrastructures after them. If former Chief Minister Nar Bahadur Bhandari gives his consent, we will name the government college at Gangtok after his name”, said the Chief Minister in his address during the 197th Bhanu Jayanti celebrations held at Kyongsa near Gyalshing.
Nar Bahadur Bhandari
In his address, Dr. Chamling asserted that there are only two leaders in Sikkim so far. “My direct political adversary is Nar Bahadur Bhandari. He has a vital role in the inclusion of Nepali language in the Eight Schedule of the Indian Constitution and I appreciate his contribution”, he said.
“Credit goes to Bhandari for establishing college in Sikkim but Dr. Pawan Chamling is the leader who established Sikkim University”, said the Chief Minister. Earlier, the Chief Minister inaugurated the Nepali Literature and Culture Research Centre at Kyongsa and unveiled the statue of Adikavi Bhanu Bhakta Acharya.
“The Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) government has given full protection to the languages and cultures of all communities in Sikkim. We are also giving lot of thrust on intellectual initiatives. The people should be conscious as how to harness the potential and protect this centre at Kyongsa”, said Dr. Chamling. He urged that nobody should think that the centre is meant for Nepali speaking community only. The Chief Minister also assured to meet all the additional infrastructural requirements of the center which will be under the care of the West district collector. He directed the concerned department to prepare an estimate of all the additional requirements of the centre.