CM visits upcoming Gyan Mandir in the capital

Gangtok, 12 Jan [IPR]: Chief Minister Pawan Chamling visited the site for the upcoming Gyan Mandir at Gangtok today. The Gyan Mandir has been envisaged as a central library of national importance to act as a centre of knowledge and learning for the benefit of people in the state and country.

The construction work of the library is being helmed by the Building and Housing Department and will cover 2.36 acres with 21% of the total land allotted for construction work and the remaining for natural beautification.

The Chief Minister inspected the site and instructed the Department to work with full dedication so that the vision of the state government to create an environment of open intercultural learning and exchange of intellectual wisdom can be achieved. He asked for full cooperation and said that such assets will be the pride of the State.

The Gyan Mandir is projected to house 20 lakh books, including manuscripts and documents, both in hard copy and electronic form, with the first phase scheduled to start from this month itself.

The Chief Minister was accompanied by Minister of Energy and Power Department, Minister Urban Development & Housing Department, Secretary Building and Housing Department, Secretary UD&HD, Mayor Gangtok Municipal Corporation and officials of concerned departments.