CM ends North Sikkim tour in Dzongu Lays foundation stone of Thekong Munsoloong statue at Lingthem

Mangan, 04 Apr:

“We will institutionalize the research of Lepcha culture and history here in Lingthem,” said Chief Minister Pawan Chamling while addressing the people of Dzongu at Lingthem in North Sikkim on the final day of his North Sikkim tour under “Jan Samparka Abhiyan”.

Referring to the Thekong Munsoloong statue which is to be constructed at Lingthem, the CM added, “I want the work to be qualitative and completed on time. Implementation of most of the projects is getting delayed due to the slow pace of construction work. I urge all the Panchayats and people to monitor it.”

The CM said that the 1200MW Teesta Stage-III has been taken over by the government and is the largest project ever owned by any government in India.

“I want to make my people powerful,” the CM added.

He stated that he is touring Sikkim to make immediate sanctions of necessary works. The CM also shared his vision of making Sikkim MDR Tuberculosis free by 2022.

Expressing his gratitude to the press and media, the Chief Minister stressed on freedom of press and said that he welcomes criticisms as warmly as appreciation.

He also warned the people not to be misguided by opposition parties and said that SDF is the only party which is safeguarding the people of Sikkim.

On the day, the Chief Minister laid the foundation stone of 30FT Thekong Munsoloong statue to be built at Lingthem.

He sanctioned Rs 20 lakh to Lingthem Monastery for repair work along with construction of eight-room school building at Sonam Choda Memorial School, construction of 50 bedded hostel at Gor Secondary School, construction of road from Gor School to Gor Gumpa, construction of road from Tareng to Tareng Gumpa, construction of road from Sudur to Bringbong village, upgradation of Passingdang Secondary School to Senior Secondary level, construction of road from Tingbong Village to the Gumpa, installation of Guru Rinpoche statue at Thingchim Lake, construction of road from Namok to Tibuk village, construction of six-room school building at Lingthem Junior High School, beautification of Mantam Lake, construction of road from Passingdang to Leek village and further added that all the demands which are in the interest of the public will be sanctioned.

Chief engineer, Building and Housing Department, RK Pariyar presented the technical report of the Munsoloong project which has been estimated to cost Rs 29 crore.

Also in the function today, retired nurse from Gor Lower Dzongu, Lakmit Lepcha was felicitated.

Earlier, the Chief Minister also visited Mantam Lake where he was accorded with a warm welcome by the public and the panchayats.