Monday, May 28, 2007

Chief Minister Chamling urged the people to take active part in second phase of green mission in the state taking the lesson from past mistake

The vision of Chief Minister is to make Sikkim fully green and opt for eco-tourism as a sustainable development in the State. With this objective in his top agenda, Chief Minister Chamling started the second phase of Green Mission by planting sapling at Aritar, East Sikkim along with his wife Tika Maya Chamling on May 25.While addressing a mammoth gathering at Chintan Bhavan, Gangtok on 26, Chief Minister Chamling urged all the people of State to take active and proactive part in the State green mission. " All the ministers, MLAs, officers, employees, teachers and students and the people must come forward to preserve the greenery in the state and make fully successful the mission which will be a great contribution to the State and the future generation. He said that the green mission must be a precedent and tradition in the State and the Government is determined to pass a legislation and enforce it strictly in order to protect the environment in the State. He also said that the garbage and soil disposal due the construction of houses and roads must be well managed and the soil must not be spattered or collected sixes and sevens. The beauty of the town must not be destroyed by hanging cable and telephone wires at random, he added and warned if such thing will repeat, proper action will be taken against the guilty. He reaffirmed the people that the people must inculcate the habit of planting sapling and grow trees in their land because it is just like saving the money in the bank. Chief Minister said that the popular natural lake Tsomo or Changu lake is on the verge of drying away and warned that if proper treatment is not given to its condition, it may dried away within two years. He said that by the past experience, the second phase of green mission must be made successful.