Sikkim: CM directs Thakurbari Mandir Committee resume work

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Sikkim Mail
Gangtok, November 11, 2011

Chief Minister Pawan Chamling has directed the Thakurbari Mandir Construction Committee (TMCC) to submit the project report of the mandir within November 2011, as the construction work has been stopped due to financial problem.

In charge of TMCC Kiran Rasaily informed the media that the committee will be submitting the report at the earliest. He further informed that there are around twenty members in construction committee but fifty percent of the members could not attend in the meeting so that the committee has not taken any initiative in absence of members.

The members are totally dysfunctional and needs the formation of new body, which was formed on 10th December 2002. Rasaily further mentioned that they have ordered some essential requirements from Orissa and it will be in capital within November. Similarly twenty carpenters and artist will come from Krishnanagar, West Bengal after which the construction works will start. The committee also interacted with Kolkata based company about the design of the mandir.

Rasaily himself an Architect could not complete the mandir due to financial setbacks but he hoped it will be soon completed as state government has taking the initiative regarding the construction of the mandir. The committee already has spent about 3.50 lakhs and needs approximate of 4 lakhs to complete the project. A meeting of construction committee was held in 2008 and during the meet they had passed proposal to collect Rs.2.50 lakhs from Nepali, Bihari and Marwari community but they could not meet the proposal as to which they had to apply for loans from different sectors.

Chief Minister Pawan Chamling laid the foundation stone in 30th October 2003 and Bhumi Puja was performed on 12th October 2002. The committee formally got registration from the state government on 27th September 2003.



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