Sikkim's former Chief Minister Pawan Chamling. (Photo: Chamling's social media)
KATHMANDU: Former Chief Minister of Sikkim Pawan Chamling has been honoured with the ‘Dr Dilli Raman Regmi International Peace Award, 2078’. Minister for Education, Science, and Technology Devendra Paudel presented the award and an artistic statue of Gautam Buddha to Chamling amid a function here on Wednesday.
Similarly, Dr Anoja Guruma was also awarded the ‘Dr Dilli Raman Regmi National Peace Award’. The award carried a purse of Rs 100,000.
Set up by the Dilli Raman Regmi Memorial Library Development Committee, the award has been distributed every year since 2074 BS to those who have played their significant role to establish peace.
On the occasion, Minister Paudel pointed out former CM Chamling’s contribution to the upliftment of the Nepali language and Culture.
Similarly, Minister of State Bodhmaya Yadav praised late Regmi for having done an exemplary work by establishing the award and registering his house and library in the name of the country.
Chancellor of the Nepal Academy Ganga Prasad Upreti also lauded Chamling for his contribution to the Nepali language and literature.
On the occasion, former CM Chamling stressed the need for Nepal to tap into its excessive potentiality for organic farming as the country is rich in agriculture. He referred to the promotion of organic farming in Sikkim during his tenure as its CM.
A three-member committee led by Indira Dali was formed to select candidates for the award. Other members of the committee were Pro Dr Mohan Lohani and former joint secretary Dinesh Shrestha.