CM recalls Bhandari’s contributions on birthday

CM recalls Bhandari’s contributions on birthday
Sun, Oct 6, 2019

GANGTOK,: Rich tributes were paid to former three-term Chief Minister late Nar Bahadur Bhandari on his 79th birth anniversary. The birthday was commemorated at this native place Malbasey, West Sikkim and attended by Chief Minister P.S. Golay, ministers, State and district officials, Bhandari’s family members and school students.
Addressing the function, Chief Minister Golay shared that Bhandari always inspired and encouraged him and his immortal advises would be followed by the SKM government. Calling Bhandari as the architect of modern Sikkim for ushering in massive development, Golay recalled his immense contributions in Constitutional recognition of Nepali language and according citizenship to several Stateless persons. He mentioned that the SKM government has given him the respect he deserved and declared October 5, his birthday as a State holiday. He further informed that a memorial would be constructed after consultation with Bhandari’s family, a SKM release informs.
The Chief Minister also criticised the former SDF government for putting Sikkim in a massive debt trap. “We will not criticise all former governments and take credit but will acknowledge and respect the good works done by our predecessors. In these four months, we have realised that all developmental claims were mere publicity while massive corruption happened,” said Golay.
Scholarships for meritorious students of Soreng senior secondary school and Malbasey secondary school, instituted by late Bhandari’s daughter Primula Bhandari, were also presented to the students through the hands of the Chief Minister.


Area: 7096 Sq Km
Altitude: 5,840 ft
Population: 6.10 Lakhs
Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 ft. to over 28,509 ft above sea level
Summer: Max- 21°C ; Min – 13°C
Winter: Max -13°C ; Min – 0.48°C
Rainfall: 325 cm per annum
Language Spoken: Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Tibetan, English, Hindi