Union Cabinet Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi on Monday visited Rumtek Monastery at Gangtok in Sikkim.
Rumtek Monastery, popularly known as Dharmachakra Centre, was built by the Sixteenth Karmapa, who propagated the cause of humanity & world peace.
Gandhi has come to Sikkim on a three day visit. She reached gateway of Sikkim at Rangpo on Sunday.
This is her first Sikkim visit and she was accorded gracious welcome at Rangpo Tourism Complex.
Her tentatives are visiting Women’s Helpline Centre at Lumsey, ICDS Centre, Mamtalaya (Home of Destitute/Children), Freedom Centre Home and Rainbow Children’s Home at Gangtok.
During her stay, she would also meet with Chief Minister Pawan Chamling.
Gandhi would also chair a meeting at Manan Kendra on 27 March where she would be interacting with Women and Child Development officials/staff and Anganwadi Workers of the state is informed.
She called on the Governor of Sikkim, Shriniwas Patil at Raj Bhavan upon her arrival at Gangtok on Sunday.