Namchi, May 2, 2012:
The Minister for Building and Housing Department Tilu Gurung today inaugurated the newly built Government C&D Employees’ Guest House at Ghurpisey, here in the head quarters of South District.
During the function the Minister Gurung who graced the occasion as Chief Guest handed over the asset to the concerned association in the gracious presence of Namchi Singithang MLA Vinod Rai.
Addressing the inaugural function in the conference hall, Minister Tilu Gurung congratulated the association for getting such a beautiful asset and mentioned that it’s due to the good and visionary governance of the Chief Minister Pawan Chamling that this sort of infrastructural development has been possible.
Further she appealed to the employees to work earnestly and take collective responsibility in making Sikkim into a model state in the nation.
Without the help and cooperation of the employees Chamling’s dream of converting the State of Sikkim into an exemplary state will not be possible, She added.
Gurung also urged the association to use the asset responsibly and take utmost heed of it maintenance and its well being, she also asked them to keep in mind that the guest house is not only government’s property but also theirs’.
The Minister further added that the Guest House can also be used or given for private functions and the association can earn revenue from it and use it for its maintenance.
The area MLA Binod Rai who also addressed the gathering, attracted the attention of the Minister and the officials of Building and Housing Department about how Namchi which is a fast growing city also needs to have a circuit house soon, as the state guests and the VVIPs and VIPs make a regular trip to the South District head quarters, whenever they’re in the state.
He also added that the government has given all possible help to maintain, social and economical security of the employees, therefore they should also work with same zeal and enthusiasm.
Earlier Principal Chief Engineer cum Secretary Buildings and Housing Department, T.P Rajhalim in his welcome note presented the technical report of the Guest House.
Built at an estimated cost of Rs 1 Crore 34.89 Lakhs, the three storied guest house which is a RCC framed structure has a plinth area of 8,645 square feet, it has male and female dormitory with 15 beds for female and 16 for male, conference hall and kitchen cum dining hall.
It maybe mentioned here that this is the second such Guest House in the state and first being in the capital.
During the inaugural function President of the Association Gajendra Subba also addressed the gathering and thanked the government for presenting them with such a beautiful asset.
The association also presented the Chief Guest and the Guest of Honour with memento and souvenir as a token of gratitude.