Gyalshing, 28th January, 2019 (IPR): The ‘Gram Swaraj Abhiyan’ or the ‘Janta Mela’ organized by the Department of Rural Management & Development for the year 2018-19 was held at the Kyongsa Ground graced by the Hon’ble Chief Minister, Shri. Pawan Chamling as the Chief Guest along with Shri. S. B. Subedi, Minister, RMⅅ Shri. Somnath Poudyal, Minister, Agriculture & Horticulture; Shri. R. B. Subba, Minister, HRDD; Smt. Tulsi Devi Rai, Minister, Social Welfare; Shri. Ugen T. Gyatso, Minister, Tourism; Shri. A. K. Ghatani, Minister, Health & IPR; MLAs; Chairman of Various Boards; Advisors; HoDs from different departments and Dignitaries.

Shri. Pawan Chamling in his address to the public present in the Janta Mela mentioned that the government is continuously working and extending all it efforts to work for the public. He stated that the Government have strived to make the lives of the poor beneficial and better and have always formed policies keeping them in mind. He mentioned that the inauguration of the 1000 bedded Multi Specialty Hospital at Sokeythang at Sichey is an achievement which the State Government has achieved for the benefit of the people of Sikkim. He emphasized that the hospital has been made where best health care facilities to the people would be made available at their doorstep at affordable cost.
The Chief Minister also informed that the quality of life in Sikkim has improved significantly and that Sikkim doesn’t have extreme poverty nor does it have hunger in Sikkim. He then mentioned that the state’s progression has been possible through the efforts of the public as well.

During his address Shri. Pawan Chamling also advised all the Government Official to work for the uplifting of the state as they are pillars of change in the Sikkimese society. He urged them to continue working diligently towards the state progress and help him to achieve his dream of making Sikkim better in every sphere.
Similarly, to the youths of Sikkim he advised them to help the government in state building and make the state proud. He advised them that their works would give them respect and hence every form of work should be respected and that they must understand the dignity of labour.
He also mentioned that the state of Sikkim is an abode of ‘Peace and Security’ hence the peace needs to be maintained by the public as well. He advised all to maintain communal and religious harmony whilst shunning all negative thoughts which can lead to chaos and disrupt the peace which Sikkim is famously known for.

The Chief Minister then handed over token grants/benefits in cash and kind to beneficiaries from different parts of the West District. Some of the items distributed on the occasion were Electronic Rice Cookers, Water Filters, Compost Bins, Sound System, Samajik Seva Bhatta, Financial Assistance for purchase of religious robes, Oxen for Ploughing and Breeding, Milch Cow, financial incentive for setting up business Enterprises to disabled persons, Incentives under CM’s Start-up Scheme, House allotment certificates under CMRHM Phase II, GCI Sheets, House up gradation grant, LPG, Induction Stove, buffet Sets, torch Light, Sewing Machine, Photocopier Machines, Tents/Shamiyana, Pressure Cookers, Desktop Computers, Laptops to students and Self Help Groups, Power Tiller, GENEP tank – 50,000 litres, Community Vermicompost, RCC Tank – 10,000 litres, Post Metric Scholarship schemes to students, CM’s Merit Scholarship Scheme, 1000 litres HDPE Tanks, Poly pipes, flexible/nylon pipes, and fabricated green houses. Likewise, buffaloes, poultry and piglets were also distributed under Animal Husbandry Department. Similarly, token incentives were also handed over to beneficiaries of ‘Proud Mother Scheme’, grant-in-aid to religious institutions under Ecclesiastical department, and incentives for community investment under State Rural Livelihood Mission.

The Janta Mela at Gyalshing, West Sikkim marked the successful conclusion of the Janta Mela Program for the year 2018-19 of the Government.

The HCM also inaugurated the OBC Girls Hostel at the Kyongsa Senior Secondary School, Gyalshing in the presence of HRDD Minister, Social Welfare Minister, RMDD Minister, Agriculture Minister and other dignitaries.