Gyalshing, February 24th (IPR): Hon’ble Chief Minister of Sikkim, Shri Prem Singh Tamang (Golay) laid the foundation stone of Block Administrative Centre (BAC) and Industrial Training Institute (ITI) at Chumbung and Centre of Excellence at Chakung, West Sikkim, today.
The event also had the presence of Hon’ble Minister for Education, Shri Kunga Nima Lepcha, Hon’ble Economic Advisor of Sikkim, Dr. Mahendra P. Lama, Cabinet Ministers, MLAs, Advisors, Chairmen, Political Secretary to HCM, Press Advisor to HCM, Secretary to HCM, DC/West, SP/West, State Officers, HOD’s, dignitaries from different departments, teachers, students and locals.
The Chief Minister while addressing the gathering congratulated the public and urged them to co-operate to make all three projects reality.
Chief Minister highlighting on the education sector, stated that the State Government has prioritized education as a long term development. He said that the Science Colleges in Sikkim will have the best laboratory and standard library in the days to come. Further, he said that the Centre of Excellence shall have world-class facilities which will also assist in the development of the region and transform it into an education hub.
He also informed that fifty reservation quota for free MBBS course and thirty seats on payment are provided by the government. Therefore, he urged the students to take full advantage of all such privilege.
He reiterated that our government’s policy of zero enemy policy and inclusive politics, unlike previous government which should be the way forward.” We must leave behind the old practices and unite as Sikkimese for we all have a common goal and that is the welfare of our state. We are here to bring about a change in the way politics has been practised previously in the state”. He added.
Hon’ble Minister Education, Shri Kunga Nima Lepcha in his brief speech stated that the Centre of Excellence at Chakung is a holistic institution that will create great scholars and will certainly flourish and prosper under the leadership of the Hon’ble Chief Minister. He further said that this Centre of Excellence shall be a state of the art institution with all the facilities and aim to make it one of the premier institution in India.
Area MLA, Soreng-Chakung Constituency, Shri Aditya Golay extended his gratitude to HCM for his noble thoughts towards Soreng Chakung Constituency. He urged every individual to be a responsible citizen and inculcate a sense of belonging. He also extended his gratitude to the Education Minister and the officials of the department for their effort to establish education facilities in Chakung- Soreng constituency.