CM addresses Janta Mela at Soreng

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SUJAL PRADHAN
SORENG
22 Jan 2019

Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling today presided over the Janta Mela’ organized by the Department of Rural Management & Development  at  Soreng Ground. Other dignitaries present include R. B. Subba, Minister, HRDD;  S. B. Subedi, Minister, RMⅅ SN. K. Subba, Minister, UD&HD; A. K. Ghatani, Minister, Health & IPR;  Sonam Gyatso Lepcha, Deputy Speaker (SLA); MLAs; Chairman of various Boards; etc.
In his address the chief minister told the people about the Government’s adamant nature towards their welfare in every way. He mentioned that the people of Sikkim must realize that the “Janta Mela or the Gram Swaraj Abhiyan” was one of a kind event and an initiative of the Government in which the people  are given benefits which could enrich their livelihood. He mentioned that the government since its inception has always been for the public in every way possible and that their policies too are formulated for the citizen’s benefit in the long run. He pointed out that they have always worked while keeping the Sikkimese citizenry in mind.
Chamling advised all the panchayats and the official bodies to properly select genuine beneficiaries who are in dire need for such beneficial schemes of the government. He reiterated that the government had always been there for the poor and will always work for those who want to be self-sufficient. He also advised the youths of Sikkim to be ready for innovation and always have a positive mindset with an attitude of looking forward in life. He also asked them that they must always respect elders who are according to him the embodiment of God.
The Chief Minister handed over token grants/benefits in cash and kind to beneficiaries from different parts of the West District. Some of the items distributed on the occasion were Electronic Rice Cookers, Water Filters, Compost Bins, Sound System, Samajik Seva Bhatta, Financial Assistance for purchase of religious robes, Oxen for Ploughing and Breeding, Milch Cow, financial incentive for setting up business Enterprises to disabled persons, 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. The distribution of allotment orders to eligible beneficiaries under ‘Land Bank Scheme’ to Sukumbasi (Landless). This welfare Scheme is a recent government decision and entails allotting available Government lands to Sukumbasi.
The Chief Minister also announced that festival of Bumchu, Teez, Mangshirey Purnima of Bhujel community, and Sanderpida of Mukhia community will be designated Government holidays.
He also  laid the foundation stone for the Fire Station Building at Soreng