Sunday, October 04, 2009
GANGTOK, October 4: The State Forest Department has proposed to hold a meeting of the International Rhododendron Festival Committee on October 7 and 8 in Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary, Lachung, North Sikkim to discuss various issues related to the festival.
According to an official release, the meeting will also discuss on the ways to bring out the programme with grand success followed by site visit to inspect and asses the progress of various ongoing work components for the festival.
The meeting will be attended by Hissey Lachungpa, the Political Advisor to the Chief Minister, State Forest Minister Bhim Dhungel, State Power Minister SG Lepcha, State PHE Minister Thinley Tshering Bhutia and MLA Lachen Mangan Constituency Tshering Wangdi Lepcha.
After the meeting, the dignitaries will attend the valedictory function of Wildlife week celebration 2009 at Phuni, said the release.
It may be added here that the State Government has accorded in principle approval for launching of IRF 2010 at Lachung, Thangu and Barsey in North and West Sikkim from May 3 to 20, 2010. The project proposals for different works components fro IRF 2010 have been already submitted to the Ministry of Tourism and DoNER, GOI for seeking approval and sanction.