Gyalshing, 22nd January 2023 (IPR): The final day of a nine-day long annual “District Level Rimbi Maghey Mela 2023” themed ‘Zero Waste’ concluded today at Rimbi Mela Ground under Gyalshing District.
The Hon’ble Minister for Public Health Engineering, Skill Development, Water Resources & River Development Department-cum-Area MLA Shri. Bhim Hang Subba graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.
The Chief Guest was accorded a warm welcome by the Mela Organizing Committee. The Hon’ble Minister along with the other dignitaries visited each departmental stall and traditional hurts settled on the premises. A Mobile Clinic Van for free check-ups was also provided on the premises with Doctors & Medicine facilities. Visitors to the departmental stalls were provided with a calendar, pamphlets and information related to Agriculture & Horticulture, Health, Education, KVK, Women & Child Development, Disaster Management, Swatch Bharat Mission, etc. SHGs initiated under Women Empowerment Schemes were also given an opportunity to showcase their skills & products.
The main attraction of the closing day was the finals of the ongoing Tug of War Open Boy’s Tournament which was played between the teams of Tashiding Gumpa and Rising Boys Radhu.
The Rising Boys emerged as the undefeated winner of the year. The winning team received the cash prize of Rs. 30,000 while the runner-up team received Rs. 20,000.
Keeping with the theme, the organizing committee used only eco-friendly items for making button flowers and flower bouquets and also maintained a plastic-free environment.
Cultural programs and traditional practices along with musical programs by various renowned singers and bands were also the attractions of the Rimbi Maghey Mela 2023.
Among others, Chairman Transport Shri. Basant Tamang, Chairman PHE Shri. Hari Narayan Subedi, Chairman Skill Dev.Shri Binod Basnett, SDM(HQ)Shri. Gopal Chettri, SDM Yuksam Shri. T. T. Bhutia, Dy.Secretary RDD Shri N.D. Bishwakarma, BDO Yuksam Shri S.M. Limboo, Panchayats of Nambu -Sindrabung and Darap-Singpheng GPUs, Heads of various departments were also present.