Gangtok, November 14, 2012:
Birthday of the first Prime Minister of India Pd. Jawaharlal Nehru was celebrated at Gangtok on 14th November 2012. The function started with garlanding the bust of Pd. Nehru at Zero Mile, JN Road by the Governor of Sikkim, Balmiki Prasad Singh, which was followed by main function at Chintan Bhawan, Gangtok.
The Governor of Sikkim during his address which talking about the affection Pd Nehru had about Sikkim talked about the interest taken by Pd Nehru in the establishment of Namgyal Institute of Tibetology. Citing various examples of Pd Nehru’s life, he said that Pd Nehru loved tribal people and Children in particular and had warmth for the young people.
Talking about the child labour, he expressed his satisfaction over the efforts undertaken by the State Government in providing basic facilities to children and their education. He also underlined the responsibility of the civil society in preventing child labour and said that child labour is not only illegal but immoral as well.
Guest of Honour, R B Subba, Minister for Roads and Bridges and Cooperation Department, Government of Sikkim during his address highlighted about the various activities undertaken by the state government for the all round development of children.
Earlier, the programme at Chintan Bhawan started by lighting of butter lamp which was followed by Patriotic songs by school students.