Sang Martam Jan Seva Sangathan calls on Governor
Gangtok, 24 Mar:
Governor Shriniwas Patil today met a group of nine delegates from Sang Martam Jan Seva Sangathan, East Sikkim, at the New Raj Bhavan complex in the capital, a press communiqué from Raj Bhavan informs.
The group was led by President of the Sangathan, Kamaldhoj Lepcha. Commissioner-cum Secretary to Governor, R.Telang, officers and staff of Raj Bhavan Secretariat were also present on the occasion.
A special screening of the short film, “Euta Kura,” based on the activities and initiatives taken by Sang Martam Jan Seva Sangathan, especially on Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, was also held on the occasion.
Earlier, Mr Lepcha provided a brief insight on the initiatives taken by the Sangathan and the making of the film ‘Euta Kura’ through a power point presentation.
The Governor, while complimenting the members of the Sangathan for their work, said that such initiatives will serve as a benchmark and motivation for others to contribute constructively towards the wider cause of society.
Mr Patil also underlined the need of wider participation of society to achieve the dream of Swachh Bharat Mission. He added that non-governmental organisations, institutions and groups can take leadership at their level to ensure that the mission yields desired outcome.
Highlighting Sikkim as a role model in cleanliness and green initiatives, the Governor said that achievements such as getting the status of Nirmal Rajya, cleanest and greenest State, consistently securing higher rank in nationwide survey on Swachhata etc. are the result of effective participation of Sikkimese people from all walks of life besides the effort of government agencies involved.
The Governor urged the members of the Sangathan to work tirelessly to sustain the achievement and momentum towards ensuring Clean and Green Sikkim involving every members of society.
The Governor further appealed to the Sangathan to work on various social issues including controlling drug abuse and alcoholism prevalent among youth, reads the release.