Gangtok, 24 Apr:
Author of the international bestseller The Heartfulness Way and motivational speaker, Joshua Pollock, called on Governor Shriniwas Patil at Raj Bhavan today. Mr Pollock is in Sikkim to interact with the enthusiasts of 'Heartfulness', an easy way of meditation propagated by Heartfulness Guru, Kamlesh D Patel. He also presented a copy of the book to the Governor during a brief meeting, a press communiqué received from Raj Bhavan informs.
The Governor expressed his pleasure on meeting him and enquired about the mission of Heartfulness. He showed his keenness of having a centre in Sikkim which will attract both tourists and meditation enthusiasts alike, benefitting the State. He also urged the author and the mission to collaborate with meditation enthusiasts in Sikkim and authorities which can contribute to the overall happiness of Sikkimese people.
Mr Pollock gave a brief insight into the activities of Heartfulness in India and abroad and also outlined how it is transforming the lives of people the world over.
Later in the evening today, Chairperson of National Commission of Women, Rekha Sharma, also called on the Governor at Raj Bhavan. It was a courtesy call by the NCW Chairperson who is on a three-day visit to Sikkim. She was accompanied by Member, NCW, Alok Rawat, and Senior Coordinator, M Lilabati.
During a brief interaction, the Governor gave a brief insight into the history of Sikkim and Raj Bhavan. He also urged the Chairperson to make efforts to sensitize and train the police fraternity in the country to deal with issues related to women.
Ms Sharma was all praise about Sikkim as the safest and women friendly State in the country. She also lauded the people and the government for consistently working towards the empowerment of women folk and hailed Sikkimese women as one of the most empowered in the country. She also stated that the country should learn from Sikkim as far as the issues of safety of women and empowerment is concerned.