CM lays foundation stone of Gaushala at Mamring

Mamring/ Rhenock, 18 Apr (IPR): The ninth day of the 32-day Jan Seva Abhiyan of the Chief Minister reached Mamring under Rhenock constituency in East Sikkim today.

The highlight of the day was the foundation stone laying ceremony of the Gaushala in the area (see accompanying pic) which was preceded by all-faith prayers. This Gaushala at Mamring Chakkapey, upon completion, will be able to house 256 cows.

The CM then proceeded to Mamring where the public had gathered for his address.

The programme began with a welcome address by area MLA Hemendra Adhikari who placed thanked the Chief Minister of behalf of the people of the constituency for the Gaushala which, he said, would be a boon for the people of the area and the State as well.

He further stated that development in the area and the State was possible only due to the farsighted stewardship of the Chief Minister.

The Chief Minister, in his address, shared his happiness and gratitude at the overwhelming reception by the public at Mamring.

Speaking on the setting up of a Gaushala in the area, the Chief Minister hoped that the Gaushala would benefit the people of the area and directed the concerned officials to expedite the construction process and complete the Gaushala even earlier than the proposed time frame.

He took note of the demands placed by the locals and assured that they would be addressed at the earliest.

Addressing the students in attendance, the Chief Minister urged them to realize the value of education and informed them that the State government has implemented various pro students schemes and policies like the setting up of different specialized colleges in the State and the provision of free education among others.

He stated that education, along with pure thought, was what will foster individual growth and bring about change in the society.

The Chief Minister also made some significant announcements today and directed govt officials to follow-up:

- The process of allotting unused government lands to the Sukhumbasi is to be initiated immediately by the concerned Districts Collectors in consultation with the Panchyats and MLAs immediately.

- Unused government lands will be allotted to religious institutions for crematoriums, graveyards etc.

- All under-construction houses falling under various state and central schemes to be completed at the earliest.

- 3000 houses to be completed within one year for the rightful beneficiaries.

- Various benefits of the State government have been distributed at Janta Melas/ Gram Swaraj Abhiyan and the process will continue.

- All the grievances of the public to be kept in mind while framing regulations and policies.

- The youth were urged to come forward with innovative and progressive ideas and take optimum benefit of the facilities being provided by the government.

- The government to set up roadside shops in coordination with concerned MLAs in the rural areas for those interested in selling their locally grown products.

- Pensions, including kisan pension, old age pension, disability pension amongst others to be released at the earliest.

- School upgradation work all over the state to be initiated. Rorathang School and Mamring School to be upgraded.

- PHSCs, dispensaries and safe drinking water facilities in the area to be undertaken.

- Sikkim to target TB-free status by 2022. BPL patients to be allotted travel allowance and provided free treatment.

- Girl child from 9-14 years to be given free HPV vaccination against cervical cancer.

In conclusion, he highlighted the various pro-people and pro-development initiatives of the state government.

Earlier in the day, the Chief Minister was felicitated by the people of Rhenock constituency for the various developmental Initiatives in the area; by members of the local Takchang and Sunakhari SHG who presented him with fresh organic produce of the area; and the ICDS women workers of the area presented the Chief Minister with silk scarves in gratitude for the recent increase in their wages.

Earlier, Principal Chief Engineer, Rural Management and Development Department, Shital Pradhan, presented the technical report of the Gaushala.

Cheques and silk scarves were also presented by the Chief Minister to the land owners who donated land for the Gaushala.

Students of Mamring Secondary School presented a cultural show.