Gangtok, 03 Dec:
Governor of Sikkim, Ganga Prasad today visited Sikkim Khadi and Village Industries Board at Deorali, Gangtok. He was accompanied by Mayor Gangtok Municipal Corporation, Shakti Singh Chaudhari on the occasion, a press communiqué from Raj Bhavan informs.
On arrival at SKVIB Bhavan at Deorali, the Governor was received by Chief Executive Officer, SKVIB, Gyurmie Yousal and other officials of the board. The CEO apprised the Governor about the initiatives and activities being carried out by the board in the State. The Governor was then escorted to the stalls of Khadi products prepared by various units in the State.
In a brief interaction with the officials of the board, the Governor stressed on the need to promote Khadi among the rural masses as a sustainable means of livelihood and said that Khadi is a symbol of our economic self-reliance and independence.
Khadi being directly related to the rural artisans and entrepreneurs, must be developed with holistic approach and proper marketing strategies for the products prepared, the Governor further said.
Earlier in the day, the Governor also paid a visit to MG Marg, Gangtok and interacted with traders.