Over 50 retired government employees attended a first of its kind meeting at Shantinagar Monastery premises at Singtam to form a sub-committee of their own on September 4, 2016.
TB Pradhan was elected as the President, while the other members included Jayashree Chettri as Vice President, Rinzing R Lhamu and B Waiba as Joint Secretary, PP Upprety as Treasurer, TT Bhutia as Publicity Secretary, Surya Kr. Pradhan, Bhim Das Ghimeray and Rupa Gurung as Joint Secretary. LN Pradhan was elected as Chief Advisor and additional Advisors included HN Sharma, LP Chettri, Indra Basnet and others.
The meeting was also attended members of Sikkim Government Retired Employees. DT Bhutia, President (SGRE) was the Chief Guest on the occasion while other members that included PL Sharma, General Secretary, KL Dhakal, Treasurer, Nita Nirash, Publicity Secretary, NP Sharma and Indra Basnet, senior citizens from Singtam were the Guest of Honour for the day. Mohan Pradhan was the host of the day while TB Pradhan gave the welcome address.
Speaking on the occasion, PL Sharma, General Secretary, SGRE gave in detail about the establishment of Sikkim Government Retired Employees and its work done over the years. Sharma spoked about the struggle they have made in its initial years. He further shared his experience as a retired life and spoked about the benefits of an organisation for the retired ones.
DT Bhutia, President Sikkim Government Retired Employees also congratulated the new members and said with the new body formed at Singtam would strengthen the central body. Bhutia also informed the gathered audience about the requests to be placed before the state government. Other people to speak on the occasion included CP Pradhan, Jayashree Chettri, PP Upprety and LN Pradhan.