Jorethang, 26 Nov (IPR): Minister and area MLA of Salghari Zoom constituency, Arjun Kumar Ghatani, chaired a coordination meeting for the Jorethang Maghey Sakranti Mela 2019 at Green Park, this evening.
The meeting was attended by the Chairperson, Nayabazar Jorethang Municipal Council, Tika Gurung, Councilors, District Collector [West], Dr AB Karki, representatives from various departments and other stakeholders.
A Jorethang Maghey Sakranti Mela Mela Celebration Committee 2019 was formed under the Chief Advisorship of the Speaker KN Rai and Chief Patronship of the area MLA.
Addressing the gathering, Mr. Ghatani informed that Chief Minister Pawan Chamling has consented to attend the inaugural day as chief guest on 14 January 2019.
He said that the programmes at Jorethang Maghey Sankranti Mela should be representative of the culture and traditions and values of Sikkim.
He urged every department to display achievements made by their respective departments over the past 25 years.
He said that a Sarva-Dharma Puja also be organised as part of the Mela reflecting the secularism practised in the State.
He also informed that a coordination meeting is scheduled to be held in the conference hall of the Chief Secretary on 05 December with all the HoDs.
The Minister discussed the various components of the celebration like AROGYA Mela, Job Mela, SARAS Mela, sports events like Badminton, Muay Thai, Rock Climbing, Sikkim Run, Orange Festival, Yoga Exercise and other events to be included in the celebrations.
He also urged literary personalities from the constituency to carry out research on the historic significance of Jorethang Mela and publish a souvenir in coordination with the IPR Department.
He strongly stressed the need to maintain peace and tranquillity during the celebrations at all costs.
The DC West assured to provide all required support from the West District administration and urged the meeting to organise the event in a grand manner with peace and ensure its success. He also assured close coordination between South and West District administrations and urged concerned officials to extend cooperation wholeheartedly.
Additional Director, SIRD, Bishal Rai, presented a report on expenditure and account of Jorethang Maghey Sakranti Mela Celebration 2018.
Additional Superintendent of Police (S) Linda Palmo made suggestions regarding maintenance of law and order and its enforcement.
Panchayats and representatives from various GPUs, including Zoom, Gelling Baiguney, Samsing Pipaley, youth wings also made inputs at the meeting.