Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling began his Jan Seva Abhiyan in the East district from Monday with the inauguration or Prana Prathisthana of Ganesh Statue at the Ganesh Temple at Khamdong Aritar.
He also performed puja and ‘hawan’ at the temple premises and interacted with the local people and students.
The entourage then proceeded to Simik Gumpa, the main venue for the day’s programme, where the Chief Minister performed puja.
While addressing the huge gathering at the Gumpa lawns, the Chief Minister reiterated his Government’s commitment to reach out to every constituency in the State and fulfil the needs and demands of the people and ensure equitable development of every section of the population.
He stated that the 32-day visit of the entire Government machinery to every constituency exhibits the sincere commitment of the Government to ensure that nobody is deprived of any rights, privileges and opportunities.
He urged the students and youth to use their sense of discrimination to decide what is right and wrong and not be swayed by negative opinion makers.
He added that the Government has laid highest priority to education and an environment has been created where the poorest of the poor get access to quality educated.
Chamling also announced establishing a veterinary college and a medical college where all Sikkimese students will be given free education.
The Chief Minister also encouraged the students to change their mind-set and look beyond government jobs and become entrepreneurs, producers and job providers.
Addressing the Government employees, the Chief Minister stated that the Government has implemented the Pay Commission and enhanced the salaries and allowances of employees working under various capacities. He urged them to work with a sense of responsibility and accountability for the welfare of the people of Sikkim.
Speaking on organic agriculture, he explained that it’s main objective is to improve and preserve the health of the soil so that the ecosystem is healthy, along with preserving human health.