Gangtok, Feb 4
On the auspicious occasion of Sonam Lochhar and Losar, Governor of Sikkim, Shri Ganga Prasad has extended warm greetings and good wishes to the people of Sikkim.
In his message Governor said, “the celebration of SonamLochhar by our Tamang brethren manifests yet another colourof rich Sikkimese cultural diversity. It reaffirms our faith in almighty as the bestower of all our triumphs and accomplishments as we congregate to pray and offer fresh harvests to our deity.
Similarly, Losar, the Tibetan New Year,symbolises hope and aspirations for a new beginning. The festival of Losar is an occasion to reflect on our deeds and achievements in the year gone by and renew our pledge to work for well being of all in the new year.
May the festivals of Sonam Lochhar and Losar strengthen bond of brotherhood among all faiths, community and sects and nourish the peace, prosperity and harmony prevailing among all Sikkimese.”