Namchi, February 4, 2014
They are educated unemployed youths who have undergone 3 months motor driving training in State Institute of Capacity Building Karfectar. They received their vehicle loan under SIDICO today during the Gram Swaraj Mela from the Chief Minister Mr Pawan Chamling.
First on the left is Ms Chandrika Chettri of Chisopani and now proud owner of a Sumo Gold vehicle. She shared with IPR that she would be using the vehicle for taxi purpose to enhance her livelihood and she herself is also a trained driver she informs. She expressed appreciation to the Chief Minister and the state government for giving opportunities like this to the women and for empowering them.
Second on the left is Mr Santosh Limboo of Kholaghari who is also a owner of Bolero Vehicle now and will be using the vehicle for tourism purpose he says, as a youth he expressed his immense gratitude to the Chief Minister and the State Government for giving him this benefit which will help him to become self reliant.
Third one above left side is Mr Subit Narayan Chettri of Lower Mamley, Sumo Gold owner now also conveyed his deepest gratitude to the Chief Minister and the State Government for this opportunity to become independent and said that he was able to fulfill his dream because of them.
He said he will be using the vehicle as a tourist vehicle. Last below with the Hyundai Eon car is Mr Saroj Rai of Nandugaon, who says, he will be also using the car for taxi purpose later. He also conveys his innermost gratitude to the Chief Minister and the State Government for this opportunity.
Their unanimous message to both educated and uneducated unemployed youth of Sikkim – “Please make avail of the facilities provided by the state government to become self reliant and proud owners and support the government in fulfilling its aim to make Sikkim a Self Reliant State.”
Below is the picture of two women who received Induction Cooking Stove along with utensils.
Caught on camera by IPR Namchi, Mrs Sabitri Chettri of Dalep Temi Namphing (leftside) and Mrs Manita Tamang of Namthang Rateypani (rightside). They said that they were both happy to receive this benefit and thanked the CM and State Government.
Mrs Chettri said she would now stay away from ‘chullah’ and utilize the induction stove for food preparation but before that she would learn the operating techniques from her daughter. They both agreed on what the Chief Minister said today in his speech that this stove would keep the women away from the messiness of ‘chullah’ all those smoke, puffing the fire, collecting the firewood and spoiling their make-up, skin. They were also kind of relieved when the CM cleared right away the rumor which says that the stove would consume more electricity informing them of the recently announced subsidized electricity for rural areas.
Another new addition was Unmarried Woman Pension (45 yrs and above) @ Rs 500 per month (Sept 2013 to Nov 2013) under SJE&W Department received by Ms Doma Tamang of Upper Boomtar Namchi.
Under Land Bank Scheme there were 100 beneficiaries for 2013-2014 wherein Ms Santa Kumari Rai of Tinik Chisopani and Mr Bir Bahadur Kami of Sumbuk were today’s recipients.
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