World looks up to Sikkim now: Chamling
Gangtok, 23 Oct:
A large number of public welcomed Chief Minister Pawan Chamling at Rangpo today on his arrival to the State after receiving the Future Policy Gold Award 2018 in Rome on 15 Oct.
A grand reception programme was held at Rangpo Tourism Guest House premises wherein all Cabinet Ministers, MLAs, Chairpersons of different departments and the general public were present.
Addressing the gathering, Mr Chamling dedicated the award to the farmers and the people of Sikkim along with Agriculture and Horticulture Department.
“I received the award on behalf of the people of Sikkim. All the credit for this award goes to Sikkimese people including my Cabinet Ministers, MLAs, departments, Panchayats and business communities.The work which we have done in unity has not been achieved by any other State because of which our State was earlier awarded with JRD Tata Memorial Award in a function held in New Delhi on 12 Oct,” said Mr Chamling.
He also appealed to people to avoid getting misguided so that peace and harmony can prevail in the State and urged all to respect dignity of labour.
“The award has been conferred to the State for sustainable development. Sikkim has given a message on the importance of organic farming to the world since itis troubled byvarious diseases caused by the consumption of chemically grown products,” added Mr Chamling.
He further stated that Sikkim has shouldered a great responsibility as the world now looks up to the State asa model for future agriculture policy.
“I request the people of Sikkim to take this responsibility. I want organic farming to be a fashionable and lucrative profession, and combine it with all other professions. It is our brand name,” expressed MrChamling.