Sikkim University on 1st July 2020 paid homage to the 20 martyrs who had lost their lives in the recent clashes that took place between the armies of India and China in Ladakh’s Galwan Valley.
A wreath laying ceremony was held in Kanchendzonga Administrative Block of the University at 12.30 p.m. which was attended by Professor Avinash Khare, Vice-Chancellor, Shri T.K. Kaul, Registrar and other functionaries of the University. In view of the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure social distancing norms all faculty, students and staff at various locations were requested to pay their homage at their respective places.
The programme was addressed by the senior most Professor, Prof. J.P. Tamang, Shri T.K. Kaul, Registrar and Professor Avinash Khare, Vice-Chancellor. The Registrar spoke about the global position of India as an emerging leader and a global power house. Prof. J.P. Tamang emphasised on the crucial geographical location of Sikkim. The Vice-Chancellor in his address appreciated the efforts and acknowledged the contributions of all forces that guard our frontiers and boarders to ensure our safety. In his concluding remarks he reiterated the message of the Hon’ble Prime Minister stating that “hum aankhe jhukakar mitrata nibhana jante hain, aur aankhon mein aankh daalkar jawab dena bhi jante hain”.
Two minutes silence was observed in honour of the departed souls.
This programme was organised by Capt. P.W. Dukpa, Security Consultant of the University along with his team of security personnel.