Gangtok, 06 Dec:
Like previous years, Pre-Christmas Celebrations will be held in grand manner on 22 and 23 December here at MG Marg. This was decided at a meeting held here at EPCS Church on Thursday evening. The meeting was attended by the Minister, LN Sharma, Political Secretary to the CM, Jacob Khaling, Upper Tadong MLA, GT Dhungel, Rev PS Tingmo, Rev Joseph Tamang and other senior pastors, leaders and representatives from different churches of in and around Gangtok.
The meeting decided to organize the celebrations under the banner of United Christian Welfare Society of Sikkim [UCWSS].
After thorough discussions and deliberations on various issues, the meeting unanimously constituted a governing committee to organize the celebration. The governing committee has PS Abharam B Tamang, Mahindra Gurung, Jeewan Kharel, Andrew Chettri, JB Balakoti, Elder Patrus Gurung, Dup Tshering Sherpa, Suman Rai, Stephen Karki and Esmile Gurung.
The meeting also appointed senior pastors PS Tingboo and Joseph Tamang as advisors and decided that the governing committee will further constitute sub-committees to ensure that the celebration in hosted in a grand manner.
Minister LN Sharma appealed to churches to come together to celebrate Christmas in a grand manner at MG Marg and asserted the need of support and participation of all churches. He also assured to provide all possible support to the celebration.
Similarly, the Political Secretary to the CM also encouraged pastors and leaders of different churches to work in close coordination for the celebration.
Earlier in the meeting, pastors and leaders placed their suggestions regarding the pre-Christmas celebration. The meeting had started with an opening prayer by Rev PS Tingboo and concluded with vote of thanks proposed by Suman Rai.