September 21, 2022 Department of Botany, Nar Bahadur Bhandari Government College, Tadong in collaboration with Blooming Sikkim, a local NGO inagurated a Herbal Garden and a Botanical Garden inside the college campus. The garden is established in the loving memory of Lt. Dr. Mahendra Pradhan who was the Associate Professor in Dept. of Botany (1993-2017). The programme was graced by Ms. Karuna Pradhan, wife of Lt. Dr. Pradhan as a chief guest, Dr. Debabrata Purohit, College principal, Ms. Doma Zimba, ADM Officer, Mr Kshitiz, Dean of student affairs, Dr. Namrata Tamang. HOD , Zoology, Dr. Lhanjey Bhutia, HOD, Botany, other faculty and students of the college and members of blooming Sikkim.
Chief Guest Ms. Pradhan inaugurated the garden and expressed her desire to see the garden growing and students and other stakeholders taking benefit out of the facility developed while expressing gratitude towards Botany dept., NBBGC for the initiative. In his address, Dr. Purohit appretiated the initiative to make this long dreamed program a success. Inauguration of the garden was followed by plantation of locally important medicinal plants and other multipurpose tree species. Furthur the cleanliness drive of the college campus was undertaken before closing the program. Planting materials including medicinal plants and tree saplings were availed with the support from GB Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment, Sikkim Regional Centre, Pangthang and Dept. of Horticulture, Govt. of Sikkim. (Click here to read full report)