Gangtok, Dec 28:
The issue of autonomy of community based organisations is what Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang is talking about nowadays in his speeches. CM Tamang has attended a series of festivals belonging to various communities and one thing he has always said and that is that is “CM should not interfere with the organisations matter, there should be free election but previous CM used to personally interfere with organisation’s internal matter in some cases he even directly used to say who should be the president of organisation for that I was the main witness as I was close with former CM but what we believe is that we should not interfere in organisations matter, we have to respect their sentiments.
Must tell, CM had attended Sakewa of Rai community, Phugal Parim for Bhujel community, Barahmizong for Mangar, Losong for Bhutia community and today Tamu Lochar of Gurung community. In these and the autonomy of organisations in the entire event. And in these events the autonomy of organisations was one of the main points in his addresses.
Earlier Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang laid down the foundation stone of New Rodhi Ghar at Chuba, Namthang – Rateypani, South Sikkim. Rodhi ghar is a traditional house of the Gurung community and an important component of their culture.
This Rodhi Ghar is constructed by the Culture Department, Government of Sikkim for the Gurung community and shall be used for community purposes. Rodhi means house in Gurung language. The land has been donated by Gokul Singh Gurung of Chuba.
The main event of celebration was held at Namthang Senior Secondary School where various stalls showcasing cultures of Gurung community and food stalls were also placed. It also has cultural dances and interestingly a group of women were also seen weaving threads from Sheep’s wool must tell traditionally Gurung community are dependent on high-altitude pastoralism and they used to rear Sheeps specially.
Organizers today also felicitated the various eminent personalities who have achieved great milestones like Sandhya Gurung (Dronacharya Awardee), Khil Bhurna Gurung (First IGP Local Cadre) and many others.