Saturday, September 27, 2014

Member of Parliament calls on Hon'ble Governor Shriniwas Patil

 Press Release

• Discusses opening of Nathu La - Mansarovar route and its implications
• Governor reiterates maintaining peace is high priority

Gangtok: September 27, 2014

Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha), Shri Prem Das Rai called on the Hon'ble Governor Shri Shriniwas Patil this morning at Raj Bhawan. It was a courtesy call.
Hon'ble Governor discussed matters relating to the welfare of the people and development of the state with Shri Rai.
They also discussed at length the landmark agreement between India and China of opening up an alternate route to Mansarovar and Mount Kailash through Sikkim’s Nathula pass. Hon'ble Governor noted that this would create many new opportunities for the youth of Sikkim to exploit in the tourism and other sectors. He noted that this was a long standing demand of the Chief Minister with the Centre.
He emphasised the need to move in this direction and create the capacity amongst the youth to ensure livelihoods to the people of Sikkim and such opportunities to the maximum extent possible. Shri Patil also offered several suggestions which will be considered by the Government.
The Hon'ble Governor has expressed happiness that the State Government has taken up the preparedness for this unique opportunity with utmost importance and reviewing the ground conditions. He was referring to the Hon’ble Ministers making a visit to Nathula yesterday.
The Governor reiterated that peace and tranquility of Sikkim has to be maintained at any cost.
The Lok Sabha MP informed the Hon’ble Governor on several other issues of import especially in the functioning of Parliament. He also said that many experts will be coming to the State to assess the organic status of Sikkim which would ultimately benefit the farmers of the State.