I inaugurated Sidkeong Tulku Bird Park at Rabdentse in West Sikkim and dedicated it to the people of the State. The park presently is built at an area of 2 acres of land. Feeling the need of converting this place into a full-fledged park of about 18 acres of land, I announced for in principle sanction of Rs.16 crores, which will be provided in the next financial year.

Later in the day, I inaugurated Tashi Choling Dharma Centre in the presence of Kyabje Soktse Rinpoche at Khecheopalri in West Sikkim. This monastery is unique as it houses a thousand each small statue of Guru Padmasambhava and Goddesss Dolma. I also visited the holy Khecheopalri lake and offered prayers.