State’s first GPU-level E-Library inaugurated at Pakyong GPK

Pakyong, 05 Dec (IPR): Minister for Buildings & Housing Department, DT Lepcha, today inaugurated an E-Library-cum-Facilitation Centre for Electoral Enrolment at the Gram Prashanan Kendra (GPK) Hall here at Pakyong in the presence of Zilla members, Panchayat presidents, vice-presidents, senior officials from line departments, local public and students.

The E-Library, initiated and installed by the Pakyong Yakten Gram Panchayat Unit (GPU), has been established under FFC as per Gram Panchayat Development Programme 2017-18 and is equipped with facilities like computers, projectors, free wi-fi, printers, scanners etc and has been set up as an endeavour to make the learning process digital, thus making education more interesting and innovative through the use of electronic media and information and communication technologies (ICT).

The Minister congratulated Pakyong Yaakten GPU for launching the first E-Library at the GPU –level in the State and urged the gathering to work cohesively for the development of the constituency and the state as a whole.

“Development of the constituency has been possible due to the joint efforts and contributions of the public at large,” he said.

The Minister added that the State has seen unprecedented growth and positive change under the present government and this has been possible through the more substantive development of the constituencies. He highlighted that Sikkim is fast becoming the most business and tourism-friendly State.

Mr Lepcha further called upon the gathering to not indulge in petty politics or communalism and urged them to dedicate their time towards the development of the constituency and the state.

He further directed all the Panchayat functionaries and officials to complete the pending infrastructural works in the constituency at the earliest.

He also highlighted the achievements and success achieved by the State Government in the education sector.

While addressing the students, he encouraged them to take their studies seriously and urged them to be more competitive in preparation for today’s world.

Addressing the students as the future of Sikkim, the Minister advised them to take counselling regarding their future prospects and also asked parents and Panchayat functionaries to provide counselling to the students.

He added, “The State Government has worked diligently and put all its effort in the education sector and has provided all the required facilities which have made Sikkim the best performing state in the education sector in the country over the years”.

In conclusion, Mr Lepcha urged the gathering to stay united and maintain peace and harmony. He also assured to provide all possible support and meet the demands placed before him.

Earlier, a brief report on the E-Library, Electoral Enrolment and activities of the GPU was delivered by BDO Pakyong, Chiran Rizal.

A slideshow on the various activities and achievements of the GPU was also showcased before the gathering. The Panchayat members also placed the GPU’s needs and demands before the Minister.

Also speaking on the occasion, Special Secretary, Mission Director (SBM), Anil Raj Rai, encouraged the students to make the best use of the facilities provided and congratulated the GPU for having the first E-Library in the whole state.

He added that the success of the GPU was possible if the human resources in the GPU were tapped and developed properly.

careers not only within the state but outside as well. Referring to students as the brand ambassador for cleanliness in the state, he appealed to the gathering to speak out against the use and sale of plastics in the state. He urged the students to be more competitive and acquire necessary skills to excel in their future

He also suggested sensitization programmes for drivers, tour operators and local public on cleanliness and sanitation. Highlighting the State’s achievement on cleanliness and sanitation, he said, “Sikkim has been adjudged the cleanest state and was the first open defecation free state as well, therefore it is the responsibility of every citizen to raise our voices against littering and put in our best efforts to keep our state clean and maintain a clean and green image as a tourism state”.

The function also saw the handing over of the equipment for Smart Classes to Pakyong Junior High School by the chief guest.

The function ended with the vote of thanks proposed by Panchayat member, Sarita Bhusal.