Governor completes tour of Sikkim’s eastern border


Governor of Sikkim, Ganga Prasad on his maiden trip along the famous Silk Route in the eastern border of Sikkim visited various places and interacted with the people on 04 Dec.

A press communiqué from Raj Bhavan informs that the Governor started his visit from Tsongmo Lake where he was received by Black Cat Division officials in the morning. He then proceeded to Kupup village where he was warmly received by the residents. He made a brief halt there and travelled along the famous silk route to Zuluk Village.

The Governor then visited Gokul Public School and encouraged the teachers and students to work had for the betterment of themselves and the society. The students presented patriotic songs.

Later, the Governor visited the homestays in the locality and assured to take up the problems and grievances of the villagers concerning medical facility and internet services at the appropriate level. He encouraged the homestay operators to preserve the Sikkimese hospitality and cuisine for the benefit of the tourists visiting Sikkim. He also presented cash grant to school manging committee and distributed shawls to the village elders.

On his second leg of the visit, the Governor reached Rongli Community Hall where he was given community reception by the sub divisional officials, members of Zilla and Gram Panchayats, teachers, students, Self Help Groups, Asha workers, members of tourism development committee, business community representatives and the general public of Rongli.

In a formal interactive programme at the Community Hall, various grievances and issues of public importance such as internet connectivity, roads, banking services etc. were placed before the Governor by Sub Divisional Magistrate and representatives of various organisations.

While assuring to take up the problems at the appropriate forum, the Governor urged the officials to reach out to the rural masses and work in close proximity to safeguard and promote the interest of villagers and farmers. He stated that without transforming the villages, we cannot imagine about developed India. The Governor further stressed on the need to capitalise on the fame that Sikkim has got in the field of organic farming and tourism, also appealed all stakeholders to work collectively and responsibly for the prosperity of the State.

The Governor in his last leg of the visit, reached Rangpo, where he was warmly received by business community. In a brief interaction with the community representatives at the Raj Bhavan Winter Camp, the Governor urged them to work in the interest of the Sikkim.

Mentioning that Sikkim is hailed as a land of peace and harmony where all segment of society including business community carry out their economic activity in harmony, the Governor also asked them to reciprocate and contribute to the overall development and prosperity of Sikkim.