Temi, 19th February: Today, I was pleased to attend the Rukum Taar Eco-Village Tourism cum Sherpa Losar Festival 2021 at Ganchung, South Sikkim under Temi Namphing constituency.
I was overwhelmed by the warm and traditional welcome accorded by the people of the area and the organizers.
Rich culture, heritage and traditions have always been the hall mark of our State.
Addressing the gathering, I congratulated the organizers and the people from the area for doing a commendable job by organizing such a beautiful and colorful program. While adding that such festivals will give recognition to this small hamlet, which has all the potential to become a tourist destination.
It has been the policy of our government to develop and give maximum attention to those places which have been neglected and left out till now, I added.
It was also very encouraging to see the participation of local people in the festival and I urged and encouraged them to continue the good work and follow the slogan of “Vocal for local” religiously.
Speaking about how we are committed to fulfilling our promises I informed the gathering that it was our government who gave a cabinet berth to the MLA from the Sherpa community, none of the previous governments had done this and termed it as historic.
I also informed the gathering that due to the global pandemic of COVID-19 lots of bottlenecks were created in our developmental works, but we did not make it an excuse but worked conscientiously and took it as a challenge, to fulfill the promises we had made to our people.
Therefore, during this short period of time, our government was able to do so many things which the previous ones had lacked.
Talking in length about how our government is youth-centric and always ready to extend all the help and support to our enterprising youths and the younger generation, I informed them about Skilled Youth Start-up the program a scheme which will help and encourage our youths to become an entrepreneur.
I also assured that our government will fulfill all the demands placed by the people of Ganchung and will do everything possible to develop the area as well as the whole Temi Namphing constituency, which has a great potential to be a very attractive tourist destination and also assured financial assistance for two monasteries of the area.
An entertaining football match between the local clubs and a colorful cultural extravaganza kept all of us entertained.