Gangtok, 06 Aug:
Heavenly Path Organisation has expressed gratitude towards Chief Minister PS Tamang [Golay] for allowing its spiritual leader, Om Nanda Bhakta Kumar Rai, to visit Sikkim. The organisation has also thanked the State government for allocating Rs 1 crore in the budget session for the Akhanda Deep project of HPO in Sikkim.
A letter from the Home Department to HPO Sikkim president, Manu Rani Limboo, issued on 29 July conveys that the State Government was pleased to allow Om Nanda Bhakta Kumar Rai to visit Sikkim whenever he wishes to just like any other Nepali or Indian citizen who have free access to each others’ country as per the Treaty of Friendship 1950.
It is informed that the last time he visited Sikkim was in April 2016 when he visited Jorethang in South Sikkim and since that he has not been allowed to visit Sikkim.
Addressing a press conference here on Monday, the HPO Sikkim president expressed her deep gratitude towardsthe State Government and the Chief Minister on behalf of all followers across the world for allowing their spiritual leader to visit Sikkim.
She conveyed that followers were very happy and excited with the decision of the State government taken within two months of taking charge.
Likewise, Vyas Nanda Guruji of the HPO stated that they had struggled for a long time under the earlier government to bring their spiritual leader to Sikkim.
He stressed that it was “great injustice” that the last government heaped on HPO followers who even sat on an 8-day dharna in front of the District Administrative Centre [East] to press for their demands.
“The earlier government did not listen to our repeated requests to bring our spiritual leader to Sikkim. Now, this new government in the State has given a big justice to us by allowing our leader to visit Sikkim. We will never forget this big gesture and this will always be remembered,” he said.
Vyas Nanda Guruji also thanked the CM for immediately working on their demand of Akhanda Deep project.
Responding to media queries, he informed that preparations and discussions have been going on to bring their spiritual leader to Sikkim at the earliest.
He shared plans to meet the CM regarding the visit and finalise the dates.