Secularism and religious tolerance in Sikkim at its best: CM
Namchi, Dec 19 (IPR)
The Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang (Golay) attended the two-day long Namchi Christmas Fest 2019 held at Central Park today. He was accompanied by his spouse Krishna Kumari Rai, Minister for Information and Public Relations L. N. Sharma, Political Secretary to Jacob Khaling, MLAs, pastors and general public alike.
Addressing, the gathering Chief Minister extended his warm greetings on the auspicious pre-Christmas festivity which is being celebrated amidst much religious fervor in various places of the globe. He spoke in brief about the importance of Christmas which mark’s the birth of Jesus Christ.
He underlined how in Sikkim the masses practice secularism and religious tolerance and that apart from Christmas many other festival is also celebrated namely Sakewa, Yakthung Chasok Tongnam, Losoong, Namsong and many more.
The commemoration of these festivals in Sikkim is an example that defines Sikkim and it’s people as liberal in their minds, thoughts and outlook. He also maintained that the State Government will always assist in peacefully binding the different religious communities together and requested the public to do so.
Highlighting, about the substantial work that the State Government is doing CM emphasized that they will consistently work towards upgradation of the state and accentuated that they will also try to eliminate corruption in the State Government mechanism.
During the course of the program and other dignitaries felicitated Senior pastors P. T. Sukmimo and Yakub Khaling for their immense contribution for the upliftment of the community.
The organizing committee of Namchi Christmas Fest also felicitated the Chief Minister for his immeasurable assistance in boosting the status of the state.
The Chairman and General Secretary Namchi Christmas Fest Mr. Satish Chandra Rai and Lanem Sarang also spoke during the occasion in which they spoke about teachings of the Christ on peace, harmony and universal brotherhood.