Gangtok: 25th July: The Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling on his 32nd day of the village to village tour while talking to the students and sanctioning financial aid to the students for the exposure trip told them to visit various parts of the state and learn about the history, geography, culture, tradition and developmental activities of the state. The state has tremendous potentiality and the students should know about it. The exposure trip will also help them learn about the state which in long run will help in shaping their career in various sectors in the state itself, the Chief Minister said.
Talking about the demand of the people with regard to cleaning and maintenance of the Chochenpheri Lake the Chief Minister said that the lake is the property of the people. The infrastructure has been created by the government and it is the people’s duty to protect, clean and maintain it. This lake is the medium of progress of the area and the people should learn it to market it for tourism purpose. The Chief Minister in this regard directed the Tourism Department to prepare a concrete proposal for the protection and maintenance of the lake in a sustainable manner.
While laying the foundation stone of the Mangkhim at Rikyap the Chief Minister said that the government has taken every possible step to protect the language, culture, tradition and religion of every community of the state. While protecting the identity of every community of the state the government is protecting the identity of the State in true sense. The Chief Minister also congratulated the land donor for donating his land for the Mangkhim and urged the people to come forward for such noble causes.
Talking about the various demands of the people the Chief Minister said that schemes should not be proposed and sanctioned in the interest of the contractors but should be in the interest of the public. The Chief Minister further said that the demands put forward by the people during this tour shall be sanctioned in two phases and the first phase shall be sanctioned by September of this year. Of all the demands forwarded by the people till date 25 school auditorium and 50 school buildings have been sanctioned by the Government, the Chief Minister declared.
During the day long tour the Chief Minister addressed the people at Chochenpheri, Rikyap, Machong, Parkha and Linkey.