Yuksam-Tashiding Gram and Zilla panchayats felicitated



PRITAM LAMA

Gyalshing, 28 Jun:

Yuksam-Tashiding unit of Sikkim KrantikariMorcha party in association with Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRI) and Rural Development department (RMD) of the state government has felicitated Gram Panchayats and Zillapanchayats of the Constituency.

The felicitation function was organised by Constituency level committee of SKM Yuksam-Tashiding and held at Yuksam Gram Panchayat Kendra on Monday. The function had Rural Development and PRI, Minister Sonam Lama as chief guest.

In his address, Area MLA,Sangay Lepcha said that Gram Panchayats are the main pillars of the Government and play a vital role in the development of villages.

"We have felicitated our Zilla and gram panchayats for their untiring services and dedication to the development of the state from the grassroots,” the MLA added.

Fifty-four Gram Panchayats, fiveZillapanchayat members and tenPanchayat Sachivas/VAA were felicitated on the occasion. Citation letters and mementos were presented to the panchayatsby State RMD and PRI Minister,Sonam Lama. The Minister handed over citation letters and mementos to the panchayats.

Rural Development Minister, Sonam Lama said that Chief Minister PSTamang has given priority to development of villages in the state and given special power, honour and responsibilities to the panchayats.

Decentralisation of power has become a reality as responsibility and separate budgets for the development of rural areas have been given to the Gram and Zillapanchayats, he stated.

The Minister congratulated the Panchayats and said that the Panchayats were felicitated and honoured because of their dedicated services at the grassroots.

The Minister also assured the construction of a permanent administrative building for Yuksam BAC and Chongrang BAC of Yuksam-Tashiding constituency.

State vice president of SKM panchayat cell, Ashok Pradhan, SKM CLC president and Transport Department Chairman,BasantTamang, District Magistrate Gyalshing,Yishey D. Yongda, Yuksam-SDM,Tshering T. Bhutia, BDO,GarapDorjee Bhutia, BDO, Samber Man Limooo, SKM West district coordinator, NanduGurung,RMD officials, SKM functionaries and Gram Panchayat and Zilla Panchayat members were also present on the day.