THIRD DAY OF CM’S WEST SIKKIM TOUR Will give priority to demands collected in tour: CM

Gyalshing, 03 Mar (IPR): On the third day of the Chief

Minister's tour to West Sikkim, Prem Singh Tamang (Golay) visited Tashiding Monastery where he offered prayers and interacted with the Monastery Committee. The CM assured every possible support towards the development of the monastery in all aspects. On the way to Yuksam, the CM paid a visit to Siddheshwar Mahadev Temple at Gerethang where he offered prayers and assured support towards the augmentation of the temple. He also interacted with the labourers of Gerethang, Labing and Chota khola

in addition to the school family of Kasturba Ghandhi Balika Vidyala at Labing. The entourage then headed towards Yuksam for an interaction programme with the people of Yuksam and its adjoining Gram Panchayat Units. Addressing the gathering, the CM delivered a short speech extending

heartiest greetings to the people of the Constituency and expressed immense debt of gratitude to the party’s functionaries and volunteers of the organization. In his speech, the CM reiterated that the motive of visiting such remote and difficult areas of Sikkim is to meet and render support to the poor and helpless people of these geographically odd areas. "My visit and interaction is especially meant for the people who may not be able to go to the capital to pursue their official works," he remarked. He also stated that in the coming Assembly Session, the government will earmark the budget giving priority to the demand for public works received during the tour. The CM also directed the general public to prepare applications separately for various departments, as it may be difficult if demands pertaining

to several departments are mixed up. Highlighting the worth and significance of the visit, the CM remarked that such visit by the Chief Minister along with the Cabinet colleagues, HODs and Officers

to these difficult areas will certainly be beneficial for the local people. Speaking on the health

sector, the CM informed about the availability of specialist doctors in STNM hospital and the district hospitals across the state in addition to several other facilities like dialysis and others, initiated by the

new government. He urged the people to know the value of these specialised health workers and the facilities and have optimal use of their potentiality, specially meant for the poor and helpless people of the far flung areas of the state. At the outset, CM also paid a visit to the Rinpoche Serta Khentse at Yuksam and had a brief interaction there. The Chief Minister also distributed wheel chairs, air mattresses, blankets, inductions, pans, cookers, torchlights and sweets to the people of Yuksum-Dubdi

GPU, Thingling-Khechupelri GPU, Melli-Aching GPU and Topung-Timbrong GPU including the needy at Yuksam Residency. The medical camp was also set up under the Garib Jan Kalyan Prakosta providing

free medical treatments, medicines, health insurance along with Medical Specialist, Orthopaedist, Dentist and ENT specialist for public convenience in terms of healthcare