Dharamshala: President Dr Lobsang Sangay led Cabinet Ministers yesterday hosted a private dinner for CM Prem Singh Tamang of Sikkim and his family after a scintillating cultural show put by the artists of TIPA.
After their arrival in Dharmashala, CM Prem Singh Tamang and his family were given a befitting welcome reception by the President of CTA and the kalons.
Welcoming the delegation, CTA President remarked, “You are the first VIP guests after the inauguration of TIPA’s new auditorium by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.” Following this, Sikyong gave a brief introduction about TIPA and said the Insititute was built under the vision and guidance of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in 1959 to ‘preserve Tibetan culture and identity’.
“I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for facilitating the welfare of Tibetan people in Sikkim. Under your leadership, Sikkim as a state will flourish and the people of Sikkim will prosper and harmony will always prevail.”
“I welcome all of you. It is a great privilege and honour. You are in a great position to do a lot of things for Tibetan people and spread dharma” concluded President Dr Sangay.
The guest and the delegation were then presented with exquisite cultural performances.