Jorethang, Jan 26: (IPR) The Republic Day 2019 was celebrated with the spirit of Nationalism and Patriotism at State Institute of Rural Development (SIRD), Jorethang, today. Minister-cum-Area MLA of Salghari Zoom constituency Mr Arjun Kumar Ghatani graced the occasion as the Chief Guest alongside Chairman Nayabazar Jorethang Municipal Council Mr Tika Gurung, Dy. Chairperson Ms. Pema Tamang, Counsellors, Sub Divisional Magistrate Jorethang Mr. Tshering Bhutia, SDPO Sonam Wangdi Bhutia, Block Development Officer Prem Kumar Rai, officials under Jorethang Sub Division and local gentry.
Sub Division Level Celebration of Republic Day 2019 was organised by State Institute of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj, Rural Management and Development Deptartment, Government of Sikkim in collaboration with the office of the Sub Divisional Magistrate, Jorethang, South Sikkim.
The auspicious occasion of Republic Day honours the date on which the Constitution of India came into effect on 26 January 1950 replacing the Government of India Act (1935) as the governing document of India.
The Chief Guest of the occasion Mr Arjun Kumar Ghatani, in his address, elaborated importance and significance of the Republic Day of India and recalled contributions of freedom fighters and Indian Nationalist personalities to make India a Republic country. He paid honour to the architect of Indian Constitution Dr. BR Ambedkar for his incredible role to frame Indian Constitution, a longest constitution in the world.
Mr Ghatani also congratulated Ms. Draupadi Ghimirey for receiving prestigious honour of Padma-Shri award for Social Work- Divyang Welfare from the President of India on the Republic Day Celebration in New Delhi.
He also congratulated Police Medal awardee other awardees and Jorethang Sr Secondary School for securing 1st position in National Inter School Band Competition, the band display team also met the Prime Minister of India Mr Narendra Modi on 24th January 2019 in New Delhi. He applauded the achievement of Sikkim to present tableaux of Organic Sikkim and Swachha Sikkim in today’s Republic Day celebration in New Delhi.
He underlined developmental activities accomplished by the state government during the last 25 years of good governance under the visionary leadership of the Chief Minister Mr Pawan Chamling. He mentioned that the Organic Mission, Chief Ministers Meritorious scholarship scheme, Dr BR Ambedkar Scholarship Scheme, 10 minutes to earth, pilgrimage development, CATCH Programme etc. have reflected impressive result in development of state in various spheres.
Further, he emphasised on medical health facilities being provided in all districts hospitals and other health centres too. Newly inaugurated 1000 bedded Multi Speciality Hospital at Sichey is the historic development in health sector to provide special medical care to the people, as envisioned by the Chief Minister, he added.
He also threw lights on achievements made by 08-Salghari Zoom Constituency and highlighted ongoing construction of 50 bedded Mother and Child Care Hospital, development of other additional infrastructures in Jorethang Community Health Centre, programmes to generate massive health awareness , upgradation of Schools at Sawaligaon and Sisney, Establishment of SDM office at Jorethang, Bazar beautification, new road connectivity in entire constituency.
Earlier, the Republic Day message of the Governor of Sikkim and the Chief Minister of Sikkim were also read out on the occasion. The programme concluded with the thanks proposed by the SDM Jorethang.