Gyalshing, 14 Jan [IPR]: Chief Minister PS Tamang [Golay] attended the Rimbi Maghey Mela as chief guest at the Sewaro Rock Garden, Rimbi, West Sikkim, today.
The Chief Minister was accompanied by MN Sherpa, Minister, Energy and Power; LN Sharma, Minister AHVS and IPR; BH Subba, Minister, PHE; TT Bhutia, Secretary, Tourism; Karma R. Bonpo, DC West; Tenzing L Lepcha, SP West; HODs of line departments, officials and dignitaries.
The CM, in his address, expressed gratitude and joy towards the public of Yuksam-Tashiding constituency and West Sikkim for organizing the event.
He also extended warm greetings on the occasion of Maghe Sankranti to all present.
The CM applauded the organizing committee of Rimbi Maghey Mela for their energy and zeal in making the event successful.
He further mentioned the importance of public cooperation which is a must for overall development of the state.
He also mentioned that the State can develop only with the cooperation of all thus one needs to work together with the society in order to progress.
The CM informed that the State Government was focusing on sports as a priority and said that the state needs to bring out new stars and sportspersons who will represent India and Sikkim. He also stressed on the importance of traffic rules and safety and mentioned that the state government is concerned about the lives of vehicle owners and passengers.
He further stated that the Government is keen to help individuals who help themselves through their collaborative and innovative ideas and are trying their best to be self sufficient. He also mentioned that the farmers who are hard working would be given incentives by the Government.
The CM expressed his desire to visit the remote places of Yuksam in February to assess the current situation and provide aid of development to the public.
During the program, the Tourism Department gave an amount of Rs 1.50 lakh as financial aid to the Rimbi Maghey Mela. Certificates of Gratitude were also given to the those who contributed towards the rehabilitation of Tsong Landslide victims.
The CM also attended the Kokfewa Tongnam (New Year) ofthe Limboo Community at Lingchom, West Sikkim prior to attending the Rimbi Maghey Mela.