Jorethang, Jan 13 (IPR)
The Minister for Healthcare, Human Services and Family Welfare cum Area MLA Salghari Zoom, A.K.Ghatani inaugurated the five days long rock climbing adventure sports at Rock Garden, Zoom today. The programme was attended by SE Electrical, Tourism and Civil Aviation Department, L. D. Pradhan, SE Civil(S/W) Ms. Milan Pradhan, Administrator.
Indian Himalayan Centre for Adventure and Ecotourism (IHCAE) Ujirman Rai along with Instructors, Panchayats and other concerned officials. The rock climbing will be held from 13th to 17th January, the activity has been organized by Indian Himalayan Centre for Adventure and Eco-Tourism (IHCAE), Chemchey. Passang K. Sherpa, Senior Instructor, IHCAE will be guiding the participants of this five day long adventure sports
The Minister in his address said that Rock Garden has been constructed as a tourist destinations with a view to generate employment and to promote local tourism. The Government of Sikkim has developed this area as a potential hub of village tourism, eco tourism and adventure tourism. He also directed the concerned officials present to further develop this garden in terms of infrastructure and other allied facilities and improve the existing facilities which will in turn can create a huge tourism opportunities, thereby boosting the local economy.
The Minister further asked the gathering to organize the rock climbing sport throughout the year for the greater benefit of local populace and also suggested the Tourism & Civil Aviation Department to promote the Rock Garden as one of the best rock climbing centres in the state.
Ujirman Rai Administrator IHCAE, Chemchey spoke about the importance of basic minimum training required for rock climbing and urged the young enthusiasts to opt for it. Earlier in the afternoon, the Minister also flagged off four bus service for Maghey Mela Celebrations 2019 for the commuters of nearby areas at Jorethang.The bus service will be free of cost exclusively for 15th January 2019 which is the inaugral cermony of the much anticipated Jorethang Maghey Sakranti Mela 2019.