Monday, November 3, 2014

Sikkim too Unites with a Sankalp

GANGTOK, 31 Oct [IPR]: Along with the rest of the nation, Sikkim observed National Unity Day to commemorate the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and Rastriya Sankalpa Diwas to mark the death anniversary of the late Prime Minister of India Mrs. Indira Gandhi in a combined function here at the Manan Kendra on 31 October 2014.
Chief Secretary R. Ongmu administered the Pledge of Unity to the officers and staff of various departments within the Secretariat premises assembled in Manan Kendra to commemorate Sardar Patel’s 139th birth anniversary.
Earlier, Secretary Protocol, Home Department SK Pradhan read out quotes by Mrs. Gandhi and passages from her last speech [which she had delivered a day before her assassination].
The function, organized by Home Department, also saw the presentation of two patriotic songs by Cultural Affairs & Heritage Department. The programme was also attended by the Additional Chief Secretary SC Gupta and senior Secretaries of the Government amongst others.
Similarly the day was also observed in all the Government offices of the State capital, districts, and sub-divisions of the State.

To mark the event, students from various schools participated in a rally holding placards with messages on unity and brotherhood. The rally took off at Guards Ground and culminated at Titanic Park, Gangtok.

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