Gangtok, 4 June 2012:
Arithang Gyaltshen Tshogpo, a social organisation based in Arithang, Gangtok felicitated Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha Hishey Lachungpa, noted social worker C. Doma Bhuitia and Mountaineer Kazi Sherpa for their personal achievements and services at a felicitation ceremony held at Arithang on Sunday.
Pic: Hishey Lachungpa
While Lachungpa was felicitated for being elected to the Upper House of the Parliament, C. Doma Bhuitia was felicitated for her contributions in the field of social work. Mountaineer Kazi Sherpa was felicitated for his feat of scaling Mt. Everest recently.
While Lachungpa was presented with an idol of Guru Rimpoche, C. Doma Bhutia was presented with an idol of Juchen Dolma and Kazi Sherpa with a silver plaque of the Eight Lucky signs.
It is an example set by them individually that we feel humbled in felicitating them for their achievements and for their contributions to the society, a member of the Tshogpo said.
Lachungpa , a former three term minister and the former Political Advisor to the Chief Minister was elected to the Rajya Sabha earlier this year.
C. Bhutia a National award winner for Child welfare in 1988 and the B. R. Ambedkar award for social work was recently awarded with the Sikkim Sewa Samman during the State day function on 16 May, 2012.
Kazi Sherpa who is the Officer on Special Duty in the tourism Department recently scaled Mt. Everest being the third Sikkimese to achieve the feat.
Present at the ceremony were senior citizens of the area and members of the Tshogpo.