Minister for Tourism Department Mr. Bhim Dhungel visited the undergoing construction work of Vishwa Vinayaka Mandir at Rhenock on 1st April.
The Minister was accompanied by the officials from all the line departments like department of Power, PHE, Forest etc. The temple is being built in an area of 3 acres whereas the temple is likely to be the first in the world with the installation of fifty one classical forms of Lord Ganesh.
The construction work is being monitored by the Vishwa Vinayaka Sewa Trust headed by the Minister himself as the Settler.
Two more temples of Hanuman and the other of Shani will be built in the premises informed Mr. Kiran Rasaily, the chief designer of the temple.
For the making of lord Ganesh’s statue expert artisans from various states like West Bengal, Rajasthan and UP have been working where as presently forty artisans from Rajasthan have been working relentlessly to give the exact form of the Ganesha’s statues, Mr. Rasaily added. According to Mr. Rasaily a children’s park and other facilities will be developed in the temple premises.
Minister Mr Dhungel later interacting with the media said that the Vishwa Vinayaka Mandir will be added as another infrastructure in the promotion of the pilgrimage tourism in Sikkim.
Adding further Minister Dhungel informed that “18, 755 tourists out of which 865 foreigners visited Namchi in the year 2010, the figure has drastically gone up and it is due to the places like Samduptse, Char Dham and Solophok” which are the pilgrimage tourist places in the state” .
Furthermore Minister also informed that more projects like the construction of the statue of the reclining Buddha, Mangkhim, and Cherije are in the pipelines along with forty one seater cable car which will also be introduced from Gandhi Park, Namchi to Samduptse.
Minister Dhungel urged all the line departments present to cooperate and support to their fullest for the early completion of the Mandir at Rhenock and also congratulated the trust members of the Vishwa Vinayaka Mandir
Sewa trust for working dedicatedly in completing the construction work.
Courtesy: Sikkim Mail