Gangtok, 25th December (IPR): In order to recognize the commendable service and dedication as the COVID warriors, a team of 32 Homeguards of State Disaster Response Force under Homeguards and Civil Defence were felicitated at a brief function held at Samman Bhawan, today. The Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Prem Singh Tamang handed over cheques of Rs. 10000/- each to the team who have shown immense dedication and commitment in the COVID-19 pandemic by carrying out disinfection drives and sanitised various public places in the State. The team had conducted disinfection drives in the initial stage of the pandemic at the check posts and Screening Centres at Rangpo and Melli, along with Rongli, Rhenock, other bazaar areas and public places like to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The Chief Minister in his brief address also lauded the efforts of the team for their selfless efforts and carrying out the sanitization task with sincerity and dedication.
The programme was also attended by Secretary to HCM Shri S. D. Dhakal, DIG Homeguards and Civil Defense Shri Khilbarna Gurung, S.P. Smt Tshering Eden Bhutia, DSP and also Incharge SDRF Smt Tshering Yangzum and senior government officials.