Sunday, June 24, 2007


GANGTOK, June 22: The Sampoorna Kranti Diwas was observed by Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) party today in all constituencies of the state with the intention of ushering a fresh revolution of welcome changes and development in this tiny Himalayan state.

Sampoorna Kranti Diwas for Rumtek constituency was held at Ranipool Tata Stand witnessing congregation of SDF party workers of the same constituency with area MLA Menlom Lepcha as the chief guest.

Addressing the occasion today, Menlom Lepcha said, revolution simply does not mean a physical revolt but signifies a rebellion in the mind and the characters of an individual. “A revolution is setting optimistic and innovative ideas to lead the society for significant improvements”, Mr Lepcha said.

Opining Chief Minister Pawan Chamling as a revolutionary leader in building a newer and all-round better Sikkim, the area MLA invited every individual from the masses to join hands in accompanying Sikkim to newer heights of development. “All party members should work with dedication following principle of the party without any self vested interest”, he said.

Calling himself as mere servant elected to serve the people, Menlom Lepcha brought into the notice that more and newer aspects of self employment should be explored by the young generation rather seeking government jobs. Thereby he also brought into the youth’s notice that several central and state government self-employment schemes have came up urging both educated and uneducated youths to grab benefits of it.

Lakhit Gurung, Zillah Panchayat member emphasised the rights and privileges provided by SDF government ever since receiving mass mandate for the people of Sikkim. “It’s under SDF’s umbrella that we, women breathe freely and live with full dignity” she opined.

Likewise, Damber Dahal, the Vice Convenor, East district said there can be no alterative for SDF party that has earned much popularity together with tremendous love and support from the people.

The Sampoorna Kranti Diwas was also observed for Gangtok constituency at Hotel Mayur with the concerned area MLA as chief guest of the occasion. Others who attended the function were Dorjee Namgyal, KN Paljor, active politician, CC Sangderpa, Chairman of State pollution board, Subadhra Rai, Chairman of State Women Commission, DB Thatal and others.

Ms Meena Tamang, Panchayat (Arithang) mentioning June 22 as a historic moment in Sikkim’s politics, and accentuated that a revolution should also come at the bureaucrats’ level. “A revolution of good public dealing and a revolution of finishing public works more efficiently and diligently, that what is the demand of the day”, she opined.

The area MLA on his part said, a revolution should not only be confined with celebration but practically enacted by each individual of the society. He urged that all private firms and companies that had set up its outlets in the capital should depute the local uneducated youths.

The function today at Hotel Mayur also saw a brief campaign to continue voting for Prashant Tamang at the Indian Idol by Dorjee Namgyal. A brief function was also held today at the SDF party head office at Indira bye-pass.

As like several parts of the state observing Sampoorna Kranti Diwas, the Sikkim Democratic Front party today marked the day at Rangpo Bazaar presided by area MLA and Minister for Agriculture & Horticulture, Somnath Poudyal who thanked the people of Sikkim for their insight and support in commemorating Sampoorna Kranti Diwas.

“Developmental activities in Sikkim are in rapid progress. Our Chief Minister has extended great opportunities before us by announcing this belt Industrial Zone, the potential of which our youth should seize”, Poudyal said.

During the occasion today, two veteran supporters of the Sikkim Pradesh Congress Committee and Sikkim Gorkha Prajatantrik Party, namely Omaram Chettri and GS Poudyal joined the SDF party. Others to address the occasion at Rangpo today were Dr DP Kharel, the Vice-President SDF and the party’s Youth Secretary GM Gurung.