Gangtok, Dec 6
Like previous years, Pre-Christmas Celebration will be held in grand manner on 22 and 23 December here at MG Marg. This was decided in a meeting held here at EPCS Church on Thursday evening. The meeting was attended by the Minister, LN Sharma, Political Secretary to the HCM, Jacob Khaling, Upper Tadong MLA, GT Dhungel, Rev PS Tingmo, Rev Joseph Tamang and other senior pastors, leaders and representatives from different churches of in and around Gangtok.
The meeting has decided to organized the celebration under the banner of United Christian Welfare Society of Sikkim [UCWSS]. After a thorough discussion and deliberations on various issues, the meeting has unanimously constituted a governing committee to organize the Pre-Christmas Celebration. The Government Committee has Ps Abharam B Tamang, Mahindra Gurung, Jeewan Kharel, Andrew Chettri, JB Balakoti, Elder Patrus Gurung, Dup Tshering Sherpa, Suman Rai, Ps Stephen Karki and Ps Esmile Gurung. The meeting has appointed senior pastors, Rev PS Tingboo and Rev Joseph Tamang as advisors. The meeting has also decided that the Governing Committee will further constitute various sub-committees to organize the celebration in a grand manner.
Minister, LN Sharma appeals churches to come together to celebrate the Christmas in a grand manner at MG Marg. He asserted on the need of support and participation of all churches to celebrate in a grand manner. He also assured to provide all possible support to the celebration.
Likewise, Political Secretary to the CM, Jacob Khaling also encouraged pastors and leaders of different churches to work in close coordination and together to celebrate the Christmas in a grand manner.
Earlier in the meeting, pastors and leaders from different churches placed their suggestions regarding the pre-Christmas celebration. The meeting was started with the opening prayer by Rev PS Tingboo and concluded with the vote of thanks by Suman Rai.