5 Mar , Namchi (IPR) : The Chief Minister Mr. Pawan Chamling attended the 4th centenary celebration of Mahamati Prannath at Sri Krishna Pranami Mangal Dham Mandir at Namphing Bermiok today. Organized by Sikkim State Shri Krishna Pranami Dharma Sava Samity the program had the presence of area MLA cum Minister Mr. G. M. Gurung, Parliamentary Secretary Ms. Tilu Gurung, Chairpersons, Officials, Guruji 108 Sri Mohan Prichaya Maharaj, Dharma Guru’s from various places and a large gathering of devotees and public alike.
Addressing, the gathering the Chief Minister extended his congratulation on the 4th centenary celebration of Mahamati Prannath. He also lauded the Sri Krishna Pranami Jagni Rath Yatra which started from Jamnagar, Gujarat on September 21st, 2017 and which has reached Sikkim, currently. The CM spoke in brief about the rath yatra which aims to promote universal brotherhood, peace, prosperity and non-violence and advocated the assembled to imbibe these noble components in order to live a life of contentment. He highlighted about the various distinct communities existent in our country and updated that these communities are shaped by our exceptional cultural background, unique geography and diverse demography. He also detailed how religion and spirituality is one of the essential institutions of any society and is responsible in bridging the gap between different communities. The CM also accentuated that the State Government has at all times practised the secular and democratic process of upholding the equal rights for all religious communities present in Sikkim. He also spoke about how the State Government has developed numerous temples, monasteries and churches at various locations in Sikkim. The state has also build enormous projects like the Tathagata Tsal, Siddeshwara Dham, statue of Guru Padmasambhava and many more.
The CM reiterated that he will be touring villages from April onwards wherein he will also hold a jan sabha in which the queries of the villagers will be attend to. With regards to the Chief Minister’s Startup Scheme (CMSS), the CM said that an innovative entrepreneurs will be provided with awards annually.
Speaking, about the significance of Organic Farming the CM, articulated that Organic Farming works to save energy and safeguarding of the environment, reducing global warming and creating a natural environment for the biodiversity to thrive. He also advocated the progressive organic farmers of the locality to avoid leaving the farmlands fallow and preserve the practise of organic farming as it builds and maintains soil fertility. He restated that from 31st March, 2018 the State Government will discourage import of certain vegetables from outside the state. He further notified that the State Government will be granting Rs. 1 crore to the progressive organic farmers who will produce the utmost number of organic produce.
The CM also enlightened the assembled that the State Government throughout the years has given special focus for upgrading the education sector. Education in Sikkim is free up to the college level and that the State Government has consistently worked towards improving the educational standards.
The CM was also felicitated by the organizing committee for his notable endeavour in uplifting the state in various fields. The CM along with the dignitaries released a book written by Dillu Dahal, the book details about the historical background and development of Sri Krishna Pranami Mangal Dham Mandir.