Friday, Dec 03, 2021 08:15 [IST]
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GEYZING, (IPR): Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang today inaugurated the Bala Chaturdasi Puja-cum-Mela at Sri Kirateshwar Shiva Dham at Legship, West Sikkim.
The Chief Minister was accompanied by Sangay Lepcha, Deputy Speaker (SLA), L.N. Sharma, minister-cum-area MLA (Gyalshing-Bermiok), K.S. Lepcha, MLA (Rinchenpong), Sunita Gajmer, MLA (Zoom-Salghari) and other dignitaries.
The Chief Minister also inaugurated the 'Gurukulam' at Kirateshwar Shiva Mandir in the presence of the esteemed guests and dignitaries. He then presented the Ganesh idol to the temple authorities.
The chief guest and guests then visited the mandir and took part in the 'Purnawati' yagya after which he along with the dignitaries proceeded towards the Legship public ground where he formally inaugurated the Bala Chaturdasi Mela-cum-Open Football Tournament 2021 by lighting the ceremonial lamp.
In his address to the public present at the Legship public ground, the Chief Minister extended his warm wishes to all the devotees and well wishers on the auspicious Bala Chaturdasi Puja. He congratulated the teachers at the newly inaugurated Gurukulam at the Kirateshwar Shiva Mandir.
The Chief Minister mentioned in his address that in the past two and a half years of government formation, the government has been focusing its resources in the developmental works in the areas of health and education for which numerous steps to improve those sectors have taken place. The initiatives to regularise the teachers teaching in various schools of Sikkim after 8 years and the initiation of a one-time interviews for the same shows the government's concern towards the improvement of education along with the manpower in the State, he said. He also mentioned the sanctioning and tender of works for a total of 105 school buildings in the State which is underway.
Tamang also highlighted the focus of the government on the completion of many stalled projects in Sikkim.
In relation to the Kirateshwar Shiva Mandir, the Chief Minister informed about the construction of the 'Development of Eco Tourism and Cultural Heritage Site' project by Tourism department at the mandir area along with the construction of other buildings and monuments, the strengthening of the foot bridge for devotees visiting the mandir and similar works in relation to the development of mandir vicinity.
The Chief Minister also expressed his desire in accordance with the demands placed by minister Sharma to build the 'Rock Climbing Institute' at Legship which would be a place for tourist attraction as well as a form of development for the public of Legship area.
The Chief Minister assured the public that he would take time out for them to help them out as much as possible. He also highlighted that the past years since 2020 have been hard on the world due to the global pandemic of Covid-19 which has affected all, including Sikkim. He instructed that all should follow the Covid-19 protocol as much as possible to reduce the spread of the new variant of Covid-19 for which the State in accordance with the Centre have started taking preventive steps to safeguard the public.
Minister L. N. Sharma presented his welcome address where he extended his gratitude towards the Chief Minister for his constant support towards the issues of West Sikkim. He also thanked the Chief Minister for his dedicated support and time for the public of Sikkim.
Sharma also mentioned the multitude of works undertaken and completed by the government in the area of Gyalshing-Bermiok constituency. He also thanked the Chief Minister and the government for the appointment of Sanskrit teachers and the development of the Sanskrit language via strengthening its academicians.
The Kirateshwar Mandir committee received a cheque of Rs. 5 lakh from the Chief Minister.
The Chief Minister along with the guests witnessed the inaugural football match between Lingchom FC vs Legship FC. The Lingchom FC won the match with 1 goal.
The Chief Minister also expressed his deepest condolences on the sudden demise of former minister T. Lachungpa.