Gyalshing, 28 Jan (IPR): The Gram Swaraj Abhiyan, popularly known as ‘Janta Mela,’ organized by the Department of Rural Management & Development for the year 2018-19 was held at the Kyongsa Ground today with Chief Minister Pawan Chamling as chief guest.
The Chief Minister, in his address, stressed that the government was continuously expending all efforts to work in the interest of the people.
He stated that the Government has strived hard to improve the lives of the under-privileged and consistently framed policies keeping them in mind.
He mentioned that the inauguration of the 1,000-bed Multi Specialty Hospital in Gangtok was a major achievement of the State Government for the benefit of the people and emphasized that the hospital was developed with the intention to provide the best healthcare facilities to the Sikkimese in the State.
The Chief Minister also shared that the quality of life in Sikkim has improved significantly and that Sikkim doesn't have extreme poverty nor does it have hunger.
The CM also advised all government officers to work for the upliftment of the state as they were the pillars of change in the Sikkimese society. He urged them to continue working diligently towards the state’s progress and help deliver on the dream to make Sikkim the best in every sphere.
The youth he advised to help the government in state-building and urged them to strive to make the state proud and imbibe dignity of labour.
He stressed that Sikkim was an abode of ‘Peace and Security’ and that the public too has a responsibility towards maintaining peace here.
He advised all to maintain communal and religious harmony whilst shunning all negative thoughts which can lead to chaos and disrupt the peace which Sikkim is famous for.
The Chief Minister then handed over token grants/ benefits in cash and kind to beneficiaries from different parts of the West District.
The Janta Mela at Gyalshing marked the successful conclusion of the Janta Mela Program for the year 2018-19.
The CM also inaugurated the OBC Girls Hostel at the Kyongsa Senior Secondary School.
Some of the items distributed at the Janta Mela today were Electric Rice Cookers, Water Filters, Compost Bins, Sound Systems, Samajik Seva Bhatta, Financial Assistance for purchase of religious robes, Oxen for ploughing and breeding, Milch Cows, financial incentive to disabled persons for setting up business enterprises, Incentives under CM’s Start-up Scheme, House allotment certificates under CMRHM Phase II, GCI Sheets, House up gradation grant, LPG, Induction Stove, buffet Sets, torch Light, Sewing Machine, Photocopier Machines, Tents/Shamiyana, Pressure Cookers, Desktop Computers, Laptops to students and Self Help Groups, Power Tiller, GENEP tank – 50,000 litres, Community Vermicompost, RCC Tank – 10,000 litres, Post Metric Scholarship schemes to students, CM’s Merit Scholarship Scheme, 1000 litres HDPE Tanks, Poly pipes, flexible/nylon pipes, and fabricated green houses. Likewise, buffaloes, poultry and piglets were also distributed under Animal Husbandry Department. Similarly, token incentives were also handed over to beneficiaries of ‘Proud Mother Scheme’, grant-in-aid to religious institutions under Ecclesiastical department, and incentives for community investment under State Rural Livelihood Mission.