Gyalshing, 29 January (IPR): The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Sikkim Shri. Prem Singh Tamang (Golay) inaugurated the newly constructed school building of Pema Rinzing Lama Senior Secondary School at Yangsum, West Sikkim, today. The programme also had the presence of Hon’ble Deputy Speaker (SLA) Shri Sangay Lepcha, Minister for Education, Sports & Youth Affairs, Shri. Kunga Nima Lepcha, Hon’ble Minister for Agriculture, Horticulture, AH&VS and IPR, Shri Lok Nath Sharma, Hon’ble Minister for Power and Energy, Shri Mingma Norbu Sherpa, Hon’ble Minister for Roads and Bridges, Shri Sandup Lepcha, Advisor SBS Shri D.B Gurung , Hon’ble MLA Shri Aditya Golay, Advisors, Chairpersons, DC/West, SP/West, HOD’S from different departments, Senior Officers of the State administration and others.
Chief Minister in his address congratulated everyone present on the occasion. In terms of health facilities, he highlighted the latest improvement in terms of first Viral Research & Diagnostic Laboratory at STNM Hospital, Sochyagang which was established by the State Government while tests for the infectious disease was conducted free of cost. He informed that the newly inaugurated ICU Hospital has been converted into a hospital for treatment of Covid-19. In addition, the new STNM Hospital at Sochaygang has also been equipped with an Oncology Centre and an Oxygen Plant, he informed. Further the Hon’ble Chief Minister also mentioned about two Neurosurgeons who have been appointed at the Hospital to provide the best of healthcare services. With these systems in place, the New STNM is fully well poised to benefit the people and provide state of the art healthcare facilities, he added. The Chief Minister also spoke about Dialysis Centres which are now fully functional at Gyalshing, Namchi and Gangtok. New ICUs are also operational at Gyalshing and Namchi Hospitals, he informed.
The Chief Minister reiterated that the State Government has made headway in ensuring comprehensive development in the education sector, some key initiatives have been undertaken which shall fast track the goal. Smart Android TVs have been provided to the students studying in classes VIII, IX, X and XI in the State Government run schools to access audio and video contents prepared by multiple sources including Education Department. The State Government has also taken the decision to set up a “Centre of Excellence” at Chakung, West Sikkim which will be equipped with world class facilities and shall have lectures from eminent and experienced faculty members. He also informed that major thrust has also been given to boost agriculture and dairy farming, and to motivate the farmers in increasing production in these sectors. He also stated that price support to the marginal and small farmers who produce the following five crops namely, buckwheat, turmeric, orange, large cardamom and ginger has already been proposed by the State Government. Hon’ble Chief Minister also informed the benefits of new insurance policy for the Government employees of Sikkim .
The programme was also blessed by the Hon’ble Minister for Education Shri Kunga Nima Lepcha. While addressing the gathering, he thanked all the dignitaries, rural public, students for being present in this programme. He also expressed his best wishes to the students for the forthcoming examinations and encouraged the students to face every challenges of life without fear with positive attitude. He also briefed about fast on going development work in West District. Further he highlighted that soon the Government would construct rock climbing institutions at Legship football ground and urged the youth to take up all the benefits.
Hon’ble Minister-cum-Area MLA of Gyalshing Bermiok Constituency, Shri Lok Nath Sharma in his address, recalled the contributions of Yangsum Senior Secondary School whereby the Hon’ble Chief Minister embarked his political journey for the welfare of Sikkim in the year 1994. He expressed gratitudes before the Hon’ble Chief Minister for making the day historic for Gyalshing Bermiok constituency by inaugurating three notable infrastructures of SBS Legship Branch, New School Building of Yangsum Senior Secondary School and PR Lama Football Academy at Yangsum. He also urged people of constituency to open saving account at SBS Legship Branch to be benefited with banking services.
He also drew light on the developmental works accomplished in his Constituency and pointed out upgradation of Martam Senior Secondary School with science stream, Construction of Rangsang bridge Connecting Gyalshing & Bermiok as major developmental works. He also shared public aspirations to see fulfilment of proposed demands earlier placed for the establishment of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services University. He also proposed demands for extension of Legship Kirateswar Mandir as a Pilgrimage destination and Adventure Sports of Mountaineering at the suitable geographical features at Legship Public Ground complex. He also highlighted various programmes initiated by the state government to uplift the people involved in agricultural and dairy
Earlier, Chief Minister also inaugurated State Bank Of Sikkim at Legship and Pema Rinzing Lama football academy at Yangsum, West Sikkim and was informed that the the Chief Minister provided financial assistance of Rupees Five Lakhs to run the newly inaugurated Yangsum Football Academy and extended heartiest gratitude for the notable contributions.