In the benign presence of Shri Satpal Ji Maharaj, I attended the ‘Bhoomi Poojan’ ceremony for construction of ‘Manav Dharma Ashram’ at Namcheybong, Pakyong, today.

In my brief address, I expressed my profound pleasure for the presence of Shri Satpal Ji Maharaj for such a pious occasion in the State, and appealed to the people from the area to extend all possible support to ensure that the construction of the Ashram goes on smoothly for its timely completion in a year’s time. I hope to see the inauguration next year through the holy hands of Maharaj.

Further, I stated that the people of Sikkim are fortunate to live in such a peaceful and tranquil environment. If people are still unhappy, then it is only because of their greed and desires and not due to any kind of need.

Speaking on the teachings of Shri Satpal Ji Maharaj, I stated that ‘gurudev’ teaches us to sacrifice greed, leave away hatred, free ourselves from the clutches of material gains and live in harmony with one another. Only when you put these teachings in practice, you can call yourselves the real devotees of Shri Satpal Ji Maharaj.