Gangtok, 09 May:
Governor Shriniwas Patil today granted audience to a group of 23 officer trainees of 36th IPS Induction Training Course at New Raj Bhavan in the evening. The group from Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy, Hyderabad was led by its Deputy Director, Dr K Madhukar Shetty.
A press communiqué received from Raj Bhavan informs that the group had reached Sikkim on their last leg of North East visit as a part of their mandatory ten-daylong Bharat Darshan programme, an integral component of their training schedule.
The Governor, while welcoming them to Sikkim, highlighted on the different aspects of Sikkim as a State with special reference to its distinct identity from the rest of the NE and the country.
He gave a brief insight over the history of Sikkim, its democratic transition and how the State has progressed over the last four decades.
The Governor, in his address to the officer trainees, also mentioned that Sikkim is the only insurgency free State in the NE besides being the most women friendly and peaceful, organic, cleanest and greenest and most tourist-friendly State. He also spoke about other unique characteristics that Sikkim is known nationally for.
The officer trainees expressed delight on having visited Sikkim and hailed Sikkim as a model State on various counts and specifically for the law and order and overall cleanliness.