Sunday, November 22, 2009
GANGTOK, November 22: In perhaps the first ever face to face interaction with the youth of Sikkim, Chief Minister Pawan Chamling today asked support from the youth in making Sikkim a true ‘Indrakhill’.
More than 5,000 youth from South District today attended the youth meeting held at the Indoor gymnasium hall here in the Capital.
In his four hour long speech, the Chief Minister reminded the youth of Sikkim their duties, roles and responsibilities towards the State. “Have trust on me and I will ensure your full protection,” he said.
Talking about success, the Chief Minister placed his own example. “Look at me and learn. I had to struggle for 30 years in my political career to reach to this position. Nothing comes easily. One has to have the right vision and convection to be successful. Hard work and sincerity actually pays off in the end,” he said.
Regretting the fact that despite tremendous efforts from the State Government in creating opportunities for the youth, Mr. Chamling said that it was sad that the youth had failed to make good use of the opportunities provided to them.
“My government has put in its best to tackle the problems of unemployment in the State by introducing several self employed schemes and possibilities. It is for you all to grab the opportunities and give the right direction to your lives,” he said.
The Chief Minister announced the setting up of National Institute of Technology (NIT) at Rabongla, South Sikkim for which the government is acquiring 300 acres of land.
Making a slew of announcements, Mr. Chamling said that the State Government is sourcing for more than 500 acres of land in all the Districts to set up various training institutes through which the unemployed youth can be skilfully trained. Talking about the livelihood schools, the Chief Minister said that the each constituency in the State will have a livelihood school in which youth would be imparted various profession trainings. A special board will be set up to supervise and monitor the activities and functioning of the livelihood schools