Gangtok, Nov 24: ( IPR) Governor of Sikkim Ganga Prasad today granted audience to Gram and Zilla Panchayat members and the public of Navey Shotak Gram Panchayat Unit in East Sikkim at Raj Bhavan. He also distributed blankets to 60 needy elders from the five wards of GPU. Conveying his greetings for Lossong, Namsoong and New Year 2020, Governor urged the Panchayat representatives and elders to focus on education and skill development of their children for better employability and productivity. He also asked the Panchayat functionaries to take maximum advantage of the programs of Central and State Government and ensure the benefit reaches the intended person.
Governor further asked the Panchayat representatives to take lead in transforming the rural economy through organic farming, dairy farming cottage industries, and handicrafts so that the GPU develops into an Aadarsh GPU in the near future.