Friday, September 19, 2008

Can we save this heritage old hospital gate of Singtam?

The gate is the only thing that's left of that Old Hospital out at Shantinagar, Singtam . It is said that the king of Sikkim, late Chogyal Tashi Namgyal had visited this place to innagurate the hospital. Today the hospital had been shifted to other place and over the years this lone gate stands against all odds. I have heard people talking to dismantle it since thier loads on truck does not pass beyond this gate but i ask is it worth removing the pillar of past..i say how many such heritage structure are there in Sikkim related to its great past.