Jorethang, 26 Dec (IPR): The third preparatory meeting for the state-level Jorethang Maghey Mela 2019 was held at the conference hall of Green Park, Jorethang, under the chairmanship of Health & IPR Minister, area MLA AK Ghatani today.
The meeting was attended by DC (South), Prabhakar Verma, SDM Jorethang, Tshering Bhutia, HOD’s of various government departments from South and West districts, Nodal Officers, NJMC members, stakeholders, panchayats, school heads, police and fire personnel alongside members of the Jorethang Maghe Mela celebrations committee 2019.
The Minister, who is also the Chief Patron of the organizing committee, addressed the meeting and updated the gathering about the state level meeting held in Gangtok with regard to Maghe Mela 2019.
He called for collective shared responsibility by the concerned officials as well as the public and spoke at length about how public and departmental participation with mutual assistance from each other would ensure regional as well as international success of Maghey Mela 2019.
He also called on the officials to identify and mobilise stakeholders from both South and West districts and to further enable them to actively and enthusiastically participate in planning the mela.
Allocating roles and responsibilities to respective individuals and line departments, he called for active participation and also issued clear directives regarding law & order, safety measures, water and uninterrupted electricity supply.
The Minister further highlighted the various aspects of the mela corresponding to cultural programs, traditional folk cultural presentation, rural tourism, rural sports, Saras fair, Aarogya CATCH programme, job mela/career counselling, adventure sports, expo exhibition, art gallery, flower show, food court, painting competition, meena and mini fair, street magic show, impromptu events and so on.
SDM Jorethang and President Jorethang Maghey Mela, in his welcome address, briefed the gathering about the significance of observing the state-level program with its much needed sheen and glory. A blueprint of land segregation for various components of Jorethang Maghey Mela 2019 was also presented during the course of the program.
General secretary of the Jorethang Maghey Mela committee 2019, Jigmee Namgyal also addressed the meeting where he spoke about the theme of the mela “Relive old memories”.
He also informed that this year will see a series of pre-mela activities such as Sikkim Run, Premier Badminton League tournament and a Yoga demonstration.
The meeting also saw a comprehensive walkthrough on new events that will emphasise the achievements of the government made in the last 24 years, a buyers-sellers meet, pension and cheque distribution to various beneficiaries, start-up scheme benefit distribution to beneficiaries from Zoom Salghari constituency etc.
Discussions on responsibilities allocated to each department and various administrative and management wings were also held.