Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Monday congratulated the new Sikkim Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang, popularly known as PS Golay, on his party Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM)’s historic win in the recent state Assembly election.
“A great responsibility now lies ahead of you and I trust that under your leadership the people of Sikkim will see prosperity and progress. I particularly hope that you will strive to improve the lives of the less privileged people in the state,” the Dalai Lama wrote in a letter to the CM.
“During my visits to Sikkim over the years, the people of Sikkim have shown me affection and warm hospitality, which I very much appreciated. The kindness and enthusiasm with which I have been received vividly reminded me of the strong emotions I felt during my first visit in 1956,” the Dalai Lama further wrote.
It may be mentioned here that SKM won an absolute majority in the Sikkim Assembly polls, bringing an end to the 25-year reign of former Chief Minister Pawan Chamling and his Sikkim Democratic Front.
Meanwhile, the Tibetan spiritual leader in Sunday also greeted Pema Khandu and Naveen Patnaik, the respective chief ministers of Arunachal Pradesh and Odisha.