Gyalshing February 5, 2023(IPR):Gyalshing Ms. Yishey D. Yongda, Zilla Panchayats Shri Birendra Gurung and Miss Bina Manger, Gram Panchayats, Additional Director AH&VS, Dr. Narad M. Cintury, VO Tashiding, officials of AHVS Deptt, beneficiaries and local public. A total of 25 beneficiaries of Dhupidara Narkhola and Karji Mangnam GPUs were covered in today’s final phase of the distribution at Rongul.
The programme also had the special presence of Shri GS Bhati, Executive Director, Central Wool Development Board, and Dr. DB Shakyawar, Director, National Institute of Natural Fibre Engineering & Technology (NINFET) who were on a visit upon the invitation of the office of DC Gyalshing.
Deputy Speaker cum Area MLA in his address congratulated the beneficiaries and urged them to transform the benefit of sheep rearing into a sustainable source of livelihood. He urged every beneficiary to provide quality care and health management practice to take optimum benefits in terms of enhancing productivity and generating income from the banpala sheep. He also drew the attention of Panchayats in their role and responsibilities at GPU level and urged them to select truly deserving beneficiaries and fulfill the objectives of government schemes and programs.
He also touched upon pro-poor governmental schemes and programmes initiated by the state government under the leadership of the Chief Minister Shri P.S Tamang.
The DC in her address highlighted the objectives of the project stressing on the point that the beneficiaries of Karji, Dhupi and Labdang villages must think beyond rearing sheep for the purpose of meat only. She said that these villages, with the current ongoing improvement in roads and connectivity had the potential to transform itself into a vibrant tourist hub thus enriching the local economy, alongside attempting to keep a dying tradition of wool-making alive. She further informed the gathering that the age old practise of doing everything by hand must be replaced with modern machinery and tools for shearing, cutting, sorting, scouring, carding, dyeing, spinning etc. with latest training and technological intervention. This would also make it attractive for the young generation who lack the industrious qualities of the old generation she admitted. She added that with the funding / technological support of CWDB & NINFET, the area would have the potential to be converted to a weaving hub whereby the exceptional wool could be marketed to a niche crowd. However it was upto the beneficiaries and stakeholders to take the mission seriously, to encash into the opportunity of dairy farming and weaving as a means of livelihood being provided by the government she added.
Earlier, the Veterinary Officer Tashiding, proposed the welcome address while Addl. Director Dr. N.M.Cintury delivered the Vote of Thanks while also educating the farmers on upkeep of the sheep.
At another function, two buildings, a 100 bedded, 15 roomed Girl’s hostel and a 6-roomed classroom building were inaugurated by the dignitaries at EMRS Gangyap in the presence of Principal Shri S. Yonzon, Sr. WO Gyalshing and team, teachers, staff and students of the school.