Public must acknowledge the good deeds of State Govt: CM
Rorathang, Jan 17: (IPR)
The Janta Mela at Rorathang was held today amidst a huge crowd of people, mostly beneficiaries under the administrative centres of Rhenock, Parakha, Pakyong and Regu.
Chief Minister Pawan Chamling graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. Present with him were Cabinet Ministers, MLAs, Panchayat Adyakshas and Upadyakshas, Heads of Departments, officers of all the participating departments, Panchayats and Urban Local Bodies, beneficiaries under various schemes and people from different parts of the area.
After formally inaugurating the program, Chief Minister Pawan Chamling handed over token grants/benefits in cash and kind to beneficiaries from different parts of the district.
Similarly, token incentives were also handed over to beneficiaries of ‘Proud Mother Scheme’, grant-in-aid to religious institutions under Ecclesiastical department, and incentives for community investment under State Rural Livelihood Mission.
The Chief Minister also handed over token allotment orders to eligible beneficiaries under ‘Land Bank Scheme’ to Sukumbasis (Landless).
The Chief Minister began his address explaining the concept of Janta Mela or the Gram Swaraj Abhiyan to the public, stressing that this was one of those special fairs where instead of buying and trading, the common man receives what he needs and requires. He said that while this was an event that is designed to provide welfare and grants, it is also a time when the public must acknowledge and accept the good deeds of the State Government.
He highlighted the milestones achieved by the State in the last 24 years and also stated that it is not a political party alone who takes care of the people but the administration as well and urged those in the administrative sectors to be responsible and provide and cater to the common man for the schemes to be implemented effectively.
The Organic Revolution, the rise in quality education with the highest literacy rate, health benefits and care and the Land Bank Scheme to Sukumbasis (landless) were some of the topics that the Chief Minister spoke about in detail.
He ended his address, advising the people to be content and to work fairly for the betterment of the people of Sikkim.
Earlier, Minister RM&DD, S.B Subedi welcomed the Chief Minister and the gathering. He briefed the crowd on the over-all development of the State and the significance of the Janta Mela. He also stated that this unique fair gives benefits and makes sure that these grants are delivered efficiently and in the right hands. He said that under the leadership of the Chief Minister, the Government would work continuously for the welfare and well-being of the State.
Secretary, RM&DD, C.S Rao presented the welcome address, giving a warm welcome to the Chief Guest, officials and the public. He spoke on the developments and achievements of the State in the last 24 years. He said that the government would continue to work towards sustainable goals and explore new avenues. He asked people to work towards community development and thanked the Chief Minister for being the constant force and guide in making Sikkim a shining state and region.
Additional District Collector (Pakyong), Urvashi Poudyal delivered the vote of thanks address.