Namchi,August16: along with the rest of the Country South District Headquarter of Namchi also celebrated the 63rd Independence Day here at Bhaichung Stadium in a grand manner. Minister for RM&DD, Mr. C.B Karki as chief guest hoisted the tricolor for the day long celebration to take off.
DC South Mr. A.K Singh in his welcome address read out the I-Day message of Governor Mr. Balmiki Prasad Singh. The message of Chief Minister Dr. Pawan Chamling was read out by SDM, Namchi Annapurna Ahley. The celebration was attended by the district government officers, school heads, NGOs and a large number of common people.
Minister Mr. Karki took the salute from a school student and NCC contingent. In his
addressing Mr. Karki stated that the “ultimate aim” of the present SDF government was to develop each and every village of the state like the towns Gangtok and Namchi. Reminding the people about the development brought about in the state by the SDF Government he said, today any individual can easily see the development works of SDF Government of Sikkim.
He further said that now the government is serious about education in the state sought mass cooperation in it. The growing drug abuse is another big challenge, he said and urged the educated section of the society to work foreradication of the same. According to him the next big challenge and hindrance in the development of the state is the growing corruption in every section. He told the people to join hand to oppose corruption openly.
The Minister said that the present Government is giving preference to the Tourism Sector and hence the educated youth should undertake the profession.
On the occasion, students from the different Government Schools and Private Educational Institutes presented a number of colorful cultural programme which was organized in a competitive way by the Independence Day celebration committee.
The chief guest gave bravery award to Lalit Rai and Monaj Subba of Kitchu Dungra. The award comprised Rs.2500 each and an appreciation letter.