Monday, July 14, 2008
CM attends Bhanu Jayanti celebration in Singtam
SINGTAM, July 13: The Chief Minister Pawan Chamling today announced that 66 persons have been benefited from the State Government’s scheme of providing service to the nominee of the person who dies in his/her service.
He was speaking at the 194th Bhanu Jayanti celebration here today.
The Chief Minister also said that the beneficiaries will be joining their service within this week. “Out of 60 vacancies of LDC, 12 posts were given to handicapped persons, he further announced.
Mr Chamling also informed the gathering of the demand put up to the Central Government to accept the Burman Ayog Report targeted to benefit all the people of Sikkim. He also said that the State Government has demanded the Central Government to include Newar, Bahun and Chettris in the list of OBC.
Speaking on the celebration, he said that if one comprehends the implications of Ramayan, a holy book, people’s thoughts becomes positive.
Emphasizing that positive thinking in the country is important, Mr Chamling called upon the people not to waste their precious time by engaging themselves in negative thoughts.
A grand shova yatra was taken out from Bhanu Park to Golitar with various cultural processions, which was also taken part by the Chif Minister.
Also present were the State Agriculture minister Somnath Poudyal, area MLA, BM Ramudamu, MLA Rakdong-Tintek, Norzang Lepcha, voce president of the organising committee, GM Gurung.
Littérateurs GS Lama and Vijay Kumar Subba were also took part in the shova yatra.
The Chief Minister also released two books - ‘Bhanu Asmita’(published by 194th Bhanu Jayanti Samaroha Samity, Singtam 2008) and ‘Tarlang Turulung Ko Akash’ (written by Santosh Allay).
The top three finalists of Inter Club, NGOs and School level Kavita Path, Ramayan Path and various cultural programmes also staged their shows and were later awarded.
Besides, the Sadhvabna Samity, Singtam felicitated four renowned social workers in different fields as a senior citizen award from the hands of the Chief Minister. The winners included PR Rai in education sector, KB Singh Ex-Army, Indira Basnett in health sector and Indra Prasad Chettri as a social worker. Dhiren Lama, SDPO Gangtok was also felicitated by the Samity.
On the other hand, the State Agriculture Minister handed over the best performer award to a student of Class X.