Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling has announced to rename Sikkim Government College, Tadong as Nar Bahadur Bhandari Degree College as a mark of respect to the former Chief Minister of Sikkim. He made this announcement on Sunday on his ongoing ‘Jan Samparkh Abhiyan’ at Kyongsa Ground, Gyalshing in West Sikkim. The college is situated in Gangtok, East Sikkim and was built during Bhandari government’s regime.
Addressing a huge gathering, he said the main objective of ‘Jan Samparkh Abhiyan’ was to meet the people from the constituency and address their grievances. “We would also want to take stock of the developmental works that have taken place in the constituency and assess the situation for improving the facilities and living standards of the people,” he said.
He encouraged the people to have the sense of ownership and belonging and to participate in the society, state and the nation building process. He further urged them to come forward for the development and beautifying of their villages. He pointed out that health and education sectors were the prime thrust areas of the government.
Chamling also urged famers to take the full benefit of schemes and programmes of the government. He suggested youths to concentrate on agriculture and horticulture based studies for ensuring the success of Organic Sikkim. He also assured to provide all possible support and help to farming community. He directed the line departments to construct way-side vegetable outlets for local organic farmers where ever possible throughout the state.
CM also laid the foundation stone of “Leebumba Pungwa Nee Ing Yuk”, a Meditation Centre, at Darap and “Iman Singh Chemjong Memorial Yukten” at Tikjek. The virtual foundation stone laying ceremony for Lepcha Primitive Tribe Girls Hostel at Kyongsa and Old Age Home for West District were also done by the chief minister. Chamling was felicitated by Yangthang Constituency and West Sikkim Lepcha Welfare Association for being the longest serving CM of India.