Thursday, November 01, 2007

Governor wants a ‘clean’ Sikkim

GANGTOK, Oct 31: Sikkim should be a corruption free state as it is a pollution free state, said Mr Agarwal, new Governor of Sikkim.
“Corruption in public is a great violation of human rights so I want to see Sikkim as a corruption free state,” said the Governor. “We all, right from guard to the Governor, are public servants so we should serve the state and its people sincerely,” he added.
However, he also said, as it was Gandhiji's dream to wipe the tears from every eye by helping the poor people of the state.
“So every individual should contribute small thing for the country as it was the dream of the late Mrs Indira Gandhi,” he added.
He was addressing the first public gathering after he became the Governor of the state five days ago.
He said the work culture should improve in every part of the country and all the works should be done timely with great commitment.
“We all should have good attitude to do our work as Sikkim has tremendous opportunities in terms of development and prospective” he added.
The Governor was addressing the 23rd death anniversary of late Prime Minister Mrs Indira Gandhi as Rashtriya Sankalp Diwas at Chintan Bhawan in Gangtok today.
He lit the 23 butter lamps to commemorate her death anniversary as all the gathered residents from observed Sarva Dharma Prayers at the venue. Students from Assam Ligzey and Deorali Girls High Schools performed patriotic songs written by Mr Kiran Rasaily, a city resident.
Today, Governor's speech cum public message must have pinched more than 75 per cent of bureaucrats who are secretly involved in corruption.