Gyalshing, 24th November 2018 (IPR) : The first Yuksam-Dzongri Eco-Tourism Festival was commenced with the theme of “Your Planet needs you, let’s Nurture for the future” at Yuksam today.
Hon’ble MLA Yangthang Chandra Maya Subba graced the occasion as the Chief Guest along with the accompany of Hon’ble Area MLA Shri. Sonam Dadul Bhutia and SDM Yuksam Dr. Sonam Rinchen Lepcha.
Ms. Subba on her deliverance praised the people of Yuksam and the members of Kanchendzonga National Park (KNP) for conducting the festival and even congratulated them as she beliefs that the people of Yuksam are blessed with the sustainable livelihood. In the similar context she even urged the people of Yuksam for equally sustaining and preserving all other aspects of tourism and take full advantages of it.
Further while informing about recent increase in tourist flow in the state, she urged the people to take grasp on the amount of opportunities that has come along with it and also strongly advised the youths to come forth as she feels that Tourism is an noble sector for opting as a suitable career choice.
Further informing about Sikkim’s achieving new heights and has become a shinning star in the country. Further more, while talking about Rhodorendrons and it’s importance she advised the officials of Forest Department to find out all the species of it as she beliefs that Sikkim can be an important field for researchers.
The celebration also saw the launch of the calendar which is an initiative of BAMOS Yuksam by the hands of Chief Guest.
Further in the program certificates were also distributed in the field of Bird watching and Homestay/catering along with it certificates to the winner of various games were also distributed.Along with the games the festival also comprised of traditional Dances.
Also present dignitaries were C B Gurung, Chairman Social Welfare Board, Mr. Joseph Lepcha ,ACF (KNP), Mr. Ajit Gurung, Manager SBS, Zilla Panchayats and members of GPUs, and the members of organising committee.