Gyalshing, 30th November (IPR): Hon’ble Chief Minister of Sikkim, Shri Prem Singh Tamang (Golay) laid the foundation stone of eco-tourism pilgrimage complex at Dodak under Daramdin Constituency, West Sikkim today in the presence and participation of Hon’ble MP, Cabinet Ministers, Chief Secretary, Political Secretary to HCM, Press Advisor to HCM; Secretary to HCM, MLAs, Chairmans, Advisors, Adhakshya (West), Special DGP; DC West; HODs; Officials and Dignitaries.
Addressing the gathering, Chief Minister, Shri P.S.Tamang expressed his gratitude towards those whose endeavors for Vrindavan has become reality and for the success of the program. He mentioned that the said Vrindaban will be an eco-tourism pilgrimage. He announced that Urgyen Choeling monastery of Dodak would meet its demand in the coming future which he visited earlier. He also mentioned the Covid-19 vaccine declaration meeting which was attended earlier under the direction of the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India. He briefed about the best way to cope with Covid-19 to the present gathering. He clearly denied the spreading rumors of lockdown and stated that the State government is working continuously to tackle the pandemic situation of Sikkim keeping in mind the general public to reduce the risk of the Covid-19 virus. He further informed about the increasing infection of kidney and cancer patients in the state and informed cancer hospital is being established at Karfectar, Jorethang, South Sikkim with world-class cancer hospital having the latest technology and well equipped. He also mentioned the Dialysis Centre and ICU at Gangtok, Namchi and Gyalshing. He further added about the recent operation done at Namchi and added that people will avail health facilities in their respective district itself. He announced that the health sector and agriculture sector will be the government’s priority and without compromising on the health sector all the subdivisions would have the best facilities. He further announced that in the future if the vaccine of Covid-19 will be made, the State government will distribute it free of cost to the people of Sikkim. He assured to provide specialist doctors to district hospitals where all types of illness would be treated within the state. He further assured to provide full infrastructure to Chakung Science College which will fall under center of excellence. He stated that the State government is working on the long term development of the state.
Chief Minister also mentioned the production incentives for those who produce more agricultural products to motivate the farmers. He stressed on start-up loan for the unemployed and discussed on 35% subsidy on the loan. He also stressed a mega project for homestay which should be fully traditional and informed that the government will extend all possible support for the structure of five rooms. He later asked the tourism department to look after the said matters.
He later mentioned that in the coming year, the government would conduct interviews for those who are seeking suitable jobs to reduce the lack of manpower. He further mentioned that development will be done in each and every constituency. He further talked about One Rank One Pension and assured to implement soon.
During the program, the Chief Minister felicitated seventeen people of Dodak who donated land for Vrindavan.