Bermiok, 30 Aug (IPR): Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Prem Singh Tamang (Golay) attended the closing ceremony of the 10-daylong Sanskrit Sambhasan Shivir organized by Sanskrit Patshala (Bermiok) at Lower Bermiok in West Sikkim as chief guest.
The HCM was accompanied by MP (Lok Sabha), Shri Indra Hang Subba, Education Minister, Shri Kunga Nima Lepcha, Agriculture & IPR Minister, Shri L.N. Sharma, PWD Minister, Shri Samdup Lepcha, PHE Minister, Shri Bhim Hang Subba, former Deputy CM, Shri P.T. Luksom, Administrative Advisor to HCM, Shri M.P. Subba, Press Advisor to HCM, Shri C.P. Sharma, Political Secretary to HCM, Shri Jacob Khaling, SBS Chairman, Shri D.B. Gurung, DC West, Shri Karma R. Bonpo, SP West, Shri Tenzing Loden Lepcha, President of Sanskrit Lok Bhasa Prachar Samiti, Dr. Sadananda Dikshit, HoDs and Districts Officials.
While addressing the valedictory ceremony at the playground of Government Secondary School, Lower Bermiok, the HCM spoke extensively on the plans of the Government to encourage the growth of Sanskrit Language in Sikkim along with the other languages. He insisted that the Sanskrit teachers have huge responsibility of making the Sanskrit language popular.
The HCM expressed his happiness on the degree of strength and importance of programme and congratulated the organising committee for making new history by organising a State level function of Sanskrit Sambhashan Shivir.
Speaking in the context of the recent appointment of 170 Sanskrit teachers after the formation of the new government, he extended gratitude to the Government of India and Education Department of the State for their support to ensure justice to the educated youths. He also expressed his pleasure on being part of the programme and recalled his journey and attachment with the locality.
Later, the HCM responded in the proposal of demands placed by Area MLA Shri Lok Nath Sharma and further announced establishing a Sanskrit College and developing the sacred gufa/cave of Tyeongsi Siri Junga located at Lower Martam as a tourist destination. He also announced to introduce Science and Commerce stream in Government SSS, Bermiok Martam.
The HCM appreciated the demands to change nomenclature of the school as “Tyeongsi Siri Junga Government SSS, Bermiok Martam”.
He also assured to address demands including establishment of auditorium in the school, road connectivity from Gyalshing to Bermiok via Rungdu, establishment of Parking Plaza at Gyalshing, proposal of sewage management and establishment of Culture Research Centre of Sherpa Community and others.
The HCM also announced enhancing the monthly salary of recently appointed 170 Sanskrit teachers from Rs. 8000 to Rs. 18000/-.
He also announced to provide Rs. 5 Lakhs each for Lower Bermiok Sanskrit Pathshala and Lower Bermiok Mandir from the Chief Minister’s fund.
He also informed that the State Government has secured future of employees appointed under One Family One Job scheme and allocated Rs. 295 crores for their monthly salary. The government has released Rs. 796 crores to provide arrear of government employees in a single installment.
He also congratulated MP Lok Sabha, Shri Indra Hang Subba, for taking oath in Nepali language in the parliament and announced using the MP fund in education sector in the first year of his term.
Education Minister, Shri K.N. Lepcha, stated that the Sanskrit Language is a “devbhasha” and one of the oldest language in the history. Emphasizing on the significance of Sanskrit language, the Minister Education said that Sanskrit language is incorporated in religious books of Buddhist religion. He also urged all communities to learn Sanskrit Language.
Earlier, Minister-cum-Area MLA of Gyalshing Bermiok constituency, Shri Lok Nath Sharma, in his address, placed various demands of his constituency before the HCM.
He mentioned various proposals including a tourism project for the development of Religious cave/Gufa of Tyeongsi SiriJunga, road connectivity from Gyalshing to Bermiok via Rungdu Khola, upgradation of Government SSS, Bermiok Martam with the establishment of Science Block to introduce Science stream, establishment of auditorium and Siri Junga Stadium, to change the nomenclature of Government SSS, Bermiok Martam as “Tyeongsi Siri Junga Government SSS, Bermiok Martam”, upgradation of Sanskrit Pathshala to Sanskrit College with Hostel facility, establishment of Parking Plaza at Gyalshing, establishment of Veterinary College at Bermiok, construction of public ground and to develop Chingthang GPU as a Model GPU in West Sikkim.
He also said that the State government under the leadership of the HCM has began its journey for the progress and development of the State.
Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha), Shri Indra Hang Subba, who hails from Gyalshing Bermiok constituency, also addressed the gathering and drew lights on contributions of Tyeongsi Siri Junga for the propagation of Limboo Language right from the evolution of the Limboo alphabets and script.
During the programme, the HCM was felicitated and honoured for his contributions to promote Sanskrit language in the State.
Besides, President of Sanskrit Lok Bhasa Prachar Samiti, Dr. Sadananda Dikchhit, Executive member of Samiti, Ministers and the dignitaries were also presented felicitation letter and souvenir.
President, Sanskrit LokBhasa Prachar Samiti, Dr. Sadananda Dikshit, extended gratitude to the State government for appointing 170 Sanskrit teachers in the State and stated that the appointment of 170 Sanskrit teachers at a time has set a golden footprint in historic achievement of the nation.
He applauded the vision of the HCM towards preserving Sanskrit language.
The event also featured a colourful culture programme of different communities.