CM prays in South Sikkim temples

South Sikkim
Wed, Aug 21, 2019

SE Report
Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang (Golay) offered prayers at Kalika Devi Mandir at Tarku today, informs an IPR release from Namchi. He was accompanied by Confidential Secretary to the Chief Minister, Bikash Basnett, SP (South) Prawin Gurung, SDM (Namchi) Vishu Lama and other officials.
The Chief Minister also interacted with the Kalika Devi Mandir managing committee where he was briefed regarding the history of the mandir, its inception as well as various developmental activities that the mandir has undertaken till date. Additionally, the Chief Minister also interacted with the local gentry and looked into their grievances.
Tamang also prayed at Sri Krishna Pranami Mangaldham Namphing Bermiok today, the IPR release mentions. He was accompanied by Ecclesiastical minister Sonam Lama, confidential secretary, officials, local gentry and a large number of pilgrims.
Addressing the gathering, the Chief Minister extended his best wishes on the month long Shrimad Bitak Katha Puja Evum Shrimukh Vaani Paath Samaroha at the dham. He also announced that a Sri Krishna Pranami Mandir along with Vrindavan will soon be set up at Dodak, West Sikkim.
The Chief Minister stated that with the commencement of the new Sikkim State government, priority is provided to make concrete positive changes for the holistic benefit of the public and the State at large. He also informed that the management committee of the Mangaldham should be headed by a strong minded individual who is not particularly politically affiliated and can steer the said committee into much needed upgradation.
Additionally, the Chief Minister reiterated that the various communities in Sikkim have peacefully co-existed from time immemorial and that the same should be comprehended and maintained by the citizens of the State. He elucidated that the demands placed by the Mangaldham Management Committee will be looked into at the earliest. Furthermore, he urged that Mangaldham should be made into one of the most sought after pilgrimage tourist destination in the State.
During the course of the programme, a brief pravachan was also presented by Prachaarya Mahendra Maharaj, the IPR release informs.

Area: 7096 Sq Km
Altitude: 5,840 ft
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Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 ft. to over 28,509 ft above sea level
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