Gangtok, 11 Jul:
Chief Minister Pawan Chamling was today felicitated by England-based organisation from the United Kingdom, “World Book of Records”, for having become the longest-serving Chief Minister of a State in India.
A team representing World Book of Records, UK arrived here in Gangtok to felicitate Mr Chamling at his residence in Mintokgang today.
Certificate of Records and felicitation were presented to the CM by Chairman, World Book of Records, UK, Dr Diwakar Sukul.
With this, Mr Chamling’s name has been recorded in the World Book of Records, London under the category of the Longest Serving Chief Minister of any State in India.
Mr Chamling extended gratitude to the team of World Book of Records for the honour.
Speaking to SummitTimes, Chairman, WBR, London, Dr Sukul informed that WBR felicitates people who have proved themselves and achieved greatness in various fields and Mr Chamling had met the criteria set by the WBR.
He also informed that Mr Chamling is the first person in the country to receive the WBR felicitation.
“The WBR felicitates people who are different and have made a difference in the society with their vision. The CM of Sikkim is very popular among people and is accessible whenever needed which is much important being a leader and we really appreciate this,” said Dr Sukul.
Appreciating the developmental works being done in the State, Dr Sukul said that he is surprised with the popularity and the accessibility of the CM among its people.
“Other States in India could learn so many things from Sikkim and especially from the CM,” he added.
The certificate of record has been signed by Member of British Parliament, Virendra Sharma, and Dr Sukul and extend congratulatory wishes to Mr Chamling.