Gangtok: 11th July: The Governor of Sikkim, Shri Balmiki Prasad Singh who is also the Chancellor of Sikkim Manipal University inaugurated the Karuna Cultural Centre, a unit of Majhitar Cultural Trust at the auditorium hall of the Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Science (SMIMS), 5th Mile Tadong on July 11. The function was graced by the Minister for HRDD, Mr N.K. Pradhan; Minister for Forest, Environment and Wildlife Management, Mr Bhim Dhungel; Minister for Health Care, Human Resources and Family Welfare Department, Mr D.N. Thakarpa; Vice Chancellor, Brig. Somnath Mishra; former Vice Chancellor, Brig. S.S. Pabla, PRO Chancellor, Mr R.N. Salhan and other officials of the Sikkim Government and SMU and students. In his address the Governor said that Rangpo is a place where SMIT has acquired a major attraction. Karuna Cultural Centre has been created to blend up the people of Rangpo and adjacent areas in socio-cultural activities as he felt that large number of private institutions and industries could come forward for the socio-cultural development of the region. Under the able guidance of Ms Neeru Sewa, who is also the Area MLA and Brig. S.S. Pabla, the then Vice Chancellor of SMU whose sole interest in this Centre and the involvement of people would surely craft a good example in the State, the Governor added.
Ms. Neeru Sewa in her address mentioned that the idea for the inception of Karuna Cultural Centre came up during the interaction of HE with the people of Rangpo and surroundings. The Minister said that the Centre could be used for pragmatic work and also extended her gratitude to HE for boosting the morale of the people. She mentioned that SMIT has played a major role in transferring small hamlet into a major socio-cultural hub and a centre for technological learning. With the perennial blessings of HE, the Centre will be a success story, she added.
Brig. S.S. Pabla while presenting a brief introduction of Majhitar cultural Centre, said that Karuna Cultural Centre is the first activity of the trust to honour late Mrs Karuna Singh, wife of HE, The Governor. Earlier, the programme started with the welcome address by Brg. Somnath Mishra, Vice Chancellor, SMU while the vote of thanks was proposed by Mr R.N. Salhan, PRO Vice Chancellor SMU.