Namchi, 26th November(IPR): The Governor Mr. Ganga Prasad along with first lady Ms. Kamala Devi attended the prelude of the golden jubilee celebration at Temi tea garden today. Present amongst others were Managing Director Ms.Mrinalini Srivastava, Manager Mr. L.T. Bhutia and the tea garden workers at large.
The Governor visited the Temi tea factory wherein he engaged with the factory workers, gauged the various organic tea production and tasted the variety of teas including the final autumn flush.
Addressing, the gathering Governor Mr. Prasad extended his congratulations to the Temi tea fraternity in successfully accomplishing the journey towards the golden jubliee celebration. He applauded how the tea garden has flourished since it’s inception in 1969 and attributed towards the hard work of the tea garden workers alongside stakeholders and the Sikkim State Government. Additionally, he encouraged the garden workers to work with diligence as this garden has it’s own unique legacy which is the premium organic tea garden of Sikkim. The Governor highlighted that the tea garden attracts a huge number of domestic and international tourist and urged the attendees to maintain the garden’s heritage and to further aim to reach golden heights through the production of quality tea leaves which is filled with it’s own character, aroma and rich organic flavour thereby bringing laurels to the state.
The Governor and the first lady also distributed the various aids to the tea workers as a part of the golden jubilee celebration. Earlier, the Governor visited NHPC Teesta Stage V Hydro Electric Power Project at Balutar in which Chief Engineer In-Charge Mr. S. Khatuwa briefed the Governor on the production and various other functioning of the project.