Gyalshing, 7th July 2020 (IPR): A day long Plantation program cum public awareness on Green Sikkim organized by Department of Forest & Wildlife was successfully observed at Bermiok, West Sikkim. The program was chaired by Hon’ble Minister of Power & Labour Department, Shri M.N Sherpa as the Chief Guest in the special presence of Shri.L. N. Sharma, Hon’ble Minister of Agriculture and IPR. The program also had the presence of Shri. D. B. Gurung, Chairman SBS; Shri Karma R. Bonpo, Shri. Tashi Wangyal, Superintendent of Police (west), Shri. Tshering N. Bhutia DFO (T), Ms. Nisha Subba, DFO (Wildlife); Shri. Nakul Pradhan, Additional Superintendent of Police (West); Shri. N. K. Karki, Sub-Divisional magistrate(Dentam); Smt. Prativa Tamang Block Development Officer (Bermiok-Martam); Officers, dignitaries & public of west Sikkim.
HM Sherpa while addressing the public at the administrative hall at 13th Mile explained how important plantation is in today’s world. He expressed his gratitude towards the Department of Forest for organising such a program which has a great value in society. He also mentioned how people should take care of their surroundings. He urged the public of who took part in the day long program to have a sense of responsibility for every plant that has been planted.
HM Sherpa also mentioned the issues and inconveniences faced by the public due to the power failures that the scenario will change since the Power Department is undergoing major changes. He also informed that power consuming items need to be used wisely by the public also.
Hon’ble Minister of Agriculture Shri L.N Sharma in his address extended his gratitude to Hon’ble Chief Minister of Sikkim Shri P. S. Tamang (Golay) for his direction to organize such function. HM Sharma also highlighted various benefits of a greener environment, for all on earth. HM Sharma along with HM Sherpa also handed over a photocopier machine and other items various to the Environmental Development Committee (EDC) West District, sponsored by Department of Forest & Wildlife (West).