Mangan, March 26 (IPR): As a part of Sansaad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY) the entry point visit of Hon’ble Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) Shri. Hishey Lachungpa was held at Phodong Senior Secondary School for Rongong Tumlong GPU, today. The guest of honour for the event was Hon’ble Minister for Forest & Wildlife Management-cum- area MLA Shri. Karma Loday Bhutia. Also present at the gathering were Zilla Adhyaksha Ms. Namday Lepcha, District Collector (North) Shri. Tenzing .T. Kaleon, ADC (Dev. Mangan) Shri. R.B Bhandari, HoDs of various departments of North District, Panchayat, public and the students of Phodong Senior Secondary School.
Addressing the gathering, Hon’ble MP (Rajya Sabha) expressed his pleasure and gratitude, both on the occasion of Rongong Tumlong being adopted under SAGY. He stated that ‘development’ is an ongoing procedure, which means growth and expansion will continue to take place in the years to come for the GPU. He said that unity among the people of the village is of utmost importance and should be the driving force for the people to achieve common goals for the community. He also encouraged people to participate and increase activities that will propel economic development through agriculture, tourism and the history and heritage of the place. He also suggested adding ‘traditional entertainment’ like theatre that can recreate historical tales that could pass on as a visual tradition for generations to come. Addressing the students, he advised them to challenge themselves and to try and face obstacles in life so that eventually they can emerge victorious.
Hon’ble Minister Shri. Karma Loday Bhutia spoke on the roles and responsibilities of the Panchayats and the seriousness with which they need to cater to the needs of the people of the GPU. He stated that the objective of SAGY was to bring about developmental activities in a system and manner that is beneficial as well as rewarding for all. He stressed on social duties of individuals and the officers and appealed to everyone to give special attention to the needy and the less privileged. He advised the students to lead a disciplined life and to become model citizens. He urged the gathering to try and maintain an eco-friendly lifestyle and be conscious regarding the environment.
Deputy Secretary (RMDD) provided details on the origin, vision and guidelines of SAGY while the Village Profile Presentation was provided by Panchayat Dev. Assistant, who presented the exact number of wards, households, population, education and banking institutions and all details of Rongong Tumlong GPU.
Zilla Panchayat Member appealed for the public’s participation as well as suggestions for the development of the GPU.
An interactive session took place where the public placed their grievances, suggestions and feedback. The Hon’ble MP (Rajya Sabha) assured that all their grievances would be dealt with and thanked them for their suggestions.