Namchi, Jan 4 (IPR)
Minister for Tourism, Irrigation, Minor Irrigation, Culture, Watershed Management and Indo-Nepal Uttarakhand River Projects, Government of Uttarakhand, Satpal Maharaji called on the Chief Minister of Sikkim Prem Singh Tamang (Golay) at Power Guest House, Jorethang today.
Present amongst others were Minister for Energy and Power Department M.N.Sherpa, MLA Salghari Zoom constituency Sunita Gazmer, Secretary to CM S. D.Dhakal, SDM Namchi Vishu Lama, SDM Jorethang R.B. Bhandari and other state government officials.
During the interaction, a brief meeting was also held wherein the Minister congratulated the Chief Minister on forming the government in the State. He praised the Sikkim Government and spoke highly about the various pilgrimage tourism sites located in the state.
The Chief Minister expressed his gratitude to Maharaji for visiting Sikkim and said that to have him amongst the Sikkimese people is a wonderful opportunity as he is an exceptional spiritual leader. He also lauded Satpal Maharaji for his immense knowledge in being an exponent of Manav Dharma.
During the course of the meeting, Chief Minister assured for the completion of Manav Uthan Sewa Samiti Centre at Pakyong which was started in 2016 and the foundation stone was laid by the then Government. As there was a dearth of financial assistance provided to the construction Committee, the HCM assured that the Centre would be completed within three years and the financial assistance will be provided to the Committee.
The Chief Minister further directed the Committee to start the construction work of the Centre at the earliest so that the progress would be seen within this financial year. He added that after completion of construction a huge number of pilgrims from various parts of the country would be visiting the Centre in the near future.
While on the other hand, the Minister of Uttarakhand Satpal Maharaji thanked HCM for his far sighted vision to develop Pakyong area as a major pilgrimage tourist destinations.
In view of the airport and other infrastructures coming up in Pakyong, HCM asserted that the livelihood of the local people would enhance to a larger extent.
It may also be recalled that already a five star category resort is being constructed within this financial year by the Taj Group of Hotels in Pakyong.