Gyalshing, 04th July, 2019 (IPR): An Interaction with the farmers of Soreng Chakung, Daramdin and Rinchenpong Constituencies of West Sikkim was organized by the Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Husbandry, Livestock and Fisheries & Veterinary Services Departments was held at the Auditorium Hall, Soreng Sr. Sec. School, Soreng. The Chief Guest for the Interaction Program were Shri. Sangay Lepcha, Hon’ble Deputy Speaker (SLA). Shri. L. N. Sharma, Hon’ble Minister for FS&ADD,
H&CCDD, AHLF & VS, IPR & Printing Department was the Guest of Honor for the program and MLA Soreng Shri. Aditya Golay was also present. Officials present in the program were Shri. Khorlo Bhutia, Secretary (Agriculture); Shri. D. K. Bhandari, Secretary (Horticulture); Dr. S. Anbalagan, IFS, CEO (Sikkim Organic Mission); Dr. N. T. Bhutia, Principal Director (AHVS); Dr. A. B. Karki, Managing Director (Sikkim Milk Union) and Shri. Himmat Rai, SDM(Soreng) along with HoDs of West Districts, dignitaries and Officials.
Deputy Speaker in his address thanked all the Officials who have constantly been contributing towards the impartation of farming knowledge and tips to improve output via various methods along with creating awarness of Governmental Policies. He also urged the farmers and public to take benefit of it.
Shri. L. N. Sharma addressed the gathering about the importance of department’s active involvement in their respective fields for better results. He mentioned that the Government is working for the benefit of the rural public. He stated that the department officials have been brought to the district for the public to know them and to understand whom to approach for their respective agricultural works. He mentioned that the Government is for the farmers and to give honor to them for their contributions the program has been conducted. He encouraged the farmers to work hard and be competitive in productions of various crops in Sikkim. He mentioned that since the districts are lacking in manpower, he instructed the officials to train and engage the One Family One Job employees who are available at their disposal so as to increase manpower in the district in their respective departments.
He acknowledged that he has been put in the present position by the rural populous hence he is always ready to work for them.
The Hon’ble Minister also provided Dodak Self Help Group and Rato Matey Thangsing Self Help Group with one Vegetable Utility Vehicle each.
Presentations were given by Shri. Khorlo Bhutia (Secretary) for Agriculture; Shri. D. K. Bhandari (Secretary) for Horticulture, Dr. N. T. Bhutia (Principal Director) for AHVS, Dr. B. M. Chettri (Director) for Animal Husbandary (Dairy); Dr. S. Anbalagan (CEO) for Sikkim Organic Mission and Dr. A. B. Karki, MD (Sikkim Milk Union).
Along with the presentation, the distribution of tokens for Poly-pipes, Poly-Tanks, Flexible Pipes, Power Sprayers, HDP Pipes and piglets were also distributed to the beneficiaries from Soreng, Chakung, Daramdin and Rinchenpong Constituencies of West Sikkim.
A moment of silence was also observed by the gathering on the news of the demise of the Former Governor of Sikkim Shri. Sudharshan Agarwal.