Gangtok, 4th Feb: (IPR) Hon’ble Governor of Sikkim Shri Ganga Prasad today handed over grant in aid to various organisations and self help groups in a special audience held at Raj Bhavan. The organisations namely Namcheybong Gram Panchayat Unit, Ranikhola Farmers Co-operative Society, Sunakhari Self Help Group and progressive farmer Shri Saroj Rai were handed over the cheques of grant in aid by Hon’ble Governor.
Hon’ble Governor expressed his pleasure in visiting the organisations during his tour on 2nd February 2020 and seeing them working at the grass root level for the welfare of the farming community. He stated that the grant in aid were token of encouragement towards good work done by them so far and they they should endeavor to expand their scope and scale of activities in future for the benefit of larger community.
In another engagement in the evening, Hon’ble Governor granted audience to the nine member delegation of Members of Standing Committee on Panchayati Raj and Drinking Water & Rural Development of Odisha Legislative Assembly. The delegation was led by the Chairman of Standing committee Shri Devi Prasad Mishra. The delegation is in Sikkim on a two days official visit starting today.
In a brief interaction with Hon’ble Governor, the members expressed happiness over the status of Panchayati Raj Institutions and shown keenness on exploring mutual cooperation and partnership in tourism and other allied sectors.