Sikkim Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang attended a public interaction programme on Thursday, December 23, at Barang, Lower Tumin in Sikkim.
What did the Chief Minister say?
In his address, the Sikkim Chief Minister said he was happy to visit the constituency for the first time in a public event ever since forming the government. He declared that the State government has taken the decision to launch ‘Ram Dhaam’ at Barang, Lower Tumin, at an assessed cost of Rs. 100 crore. It will be allocated in the forthcoming budget session.
Replacing ‘Parshuram Dhaam’ with ‘Ram Dhaam’
The Chief Minister said the tourism project will replace the ‘Parshuram Dhaam’ which was approved by the previous government and the foundation stone was laid in February 2018. He said the project could not take flight due to various reasons. He announced that the same project will now be converted into the ‘Ram Dhaam’. He directed the officers of the Tourism department to immediately start the necessary process. He urged the people of Tumin and surrounding areas to cooperate for the timely completion of the important project.
Creation of SDM in Singtam-Khamdong
The Chief Minister additionally announced that with the creation of Pakyong as a new district, the Sikkim Government will soon construct an SDM office in the adjoining constituency of Singtam-Khamdong which will also cater to the people of the Tumin-Lingee constituency.
Address of local issues
Addressing the officials of NHPC, the Chief Minister pointed out some of the issues faced by the local residents. He instructed the officers to make sure that the local manpower and local resources in various sectors are well implemented. The Sikkim Chief Minister directed the Roads & Bridges department to start the prolonged pending work of building a bridge joining Lower Samdong with Lower Lingee and directed the officers to immediately submit the estimate.
Further, the Chief Minister assured to look into the road widening work connecting Penlong and Tintek. He also announced the creation of the model school in the constituency as per the demand of the people.
The Chief Minister announced the creation of an institute of higher studies in the constituency for which land should be available along with full support of the people. He also announced the creation of a multi-purpose community hall in the constituency. He directed the Social Justice Department to prepare an estimate and find suitable land.
After his brief address, the Chief Minister met the people individually and addressed their demands and grievances.
Earlier, on his arrival, the Chief Minister offered prayers at the Omkareshwar Shiva Mandir in the same premises.
Health Minister Dr. M.K. Sharma, Tourism Minister B.S. Panth, Advisor Tshering Lepcha and other dignitaries accompanied CM Prem Singh Tamang in the event.
The programme also included the presence and participation of heads of various departments and senior officers, school heads, and GM and senior officers of NHPC.
The programme was attended by people from the entire Tumin-Lingee constituency. The Chief Minister was accorded a warm welcome by the people of the constituency.