Golay’s ‘Jan Bharosa Sammelan’ series to cover thousands of beneficiaries

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Golay’s ‘Jan Bharosa Sammelan’ series to cover thousands of beneficiaries


GANGTOK,: Chief Minister PS Golay would be embarking on a three-day Jan Bharosa Sammelan series from February 26 during which government welfare schemes, financial grants, service regularisation memorandums, new job appointment orders and other benefits are being distributed to thousands of beneficiaries in all the six districts.

The ‘Jan Bharosa Sammelan’ drive organised by the Rural Development department sees the Chief Minister reaching out to the people of all the 32 constituencies in three days. He starts from Soreng district in the morning of February 26 covering the beneficiaries of four constituencies – Richenpong, Daramdin, Soreng-Chakung and Zoom-Salghari.

In the afternoon, the Chief Minister is holding the ‘Jan Bharosa Sammelan’ for Yuksom-Tashiding, Yangthang, Maneybung-Dentam and Gyalshing-Barnyak constituencies under Gyalshing district at Pelling senior secondary school ground.

“The Jan Bharosa Sammelan series are for the people of all the six districts of Sikkim. In this Sammelan, various welfare schemes and benefits like Ama yojana, housing allotment orders under SGAY and SUGAY, new adhoc job orders and regularisation memorandums are being handed over to the people,” said Chief Minister’s press secretary Bikash Basnet to SIKKIM EXPRESS on Saturday.

On February 27, the ‘Jan Bharosa Sammelan’ for Namchi district is taking place at Lametar Ground Temi in the morning and Kitam school ground in the afternoon. The Temi programme is for Temi-Namphing, Yangang-Rangang, Tumin-Lingi and Barfung constituencies. The constituencies of Poklok-Kamrang, Namchi-Singhithang, Melli and Namthang-Rateypani would be covered at Kitam.

To a question, Basnet maintained that the SKM government’s ‘Jan Bharosa Sammelans’ comes with a “guarantee” as compared to the past SDF government’s ‘Janta Mela’ where the benefit delivery had no surety.

“In the Janta Melas, the Janta were brought to listen to speeches only, they used to get only tokens and there was less number of benefits. There were no guarantee in Janta Melas, only tokens were given for house construction but those houses were never made. In the ‘Jan Bharosa Sammelans’, cheques are being given to the beneficiaries of various government welfare schemes. This time, people have ‘Bharosa’ (faith) on the Chief Minister and they know that the allotment orders and welfare schemes are fully guaranteed,” said Basnet, also the SKM spokesperson.

On February 28 first half, Saramsa Garden would be hosting the beneficiaries of seven constituencies of Gangtok district, Sangha and three constituencies of Mangan district. In the afternoon hours, the Chief Minister will be heading to Pakyong town where benefits are to be distributed to beneficiaries of West Pendam, Rhenock, Chujachen, Gnathang-Machong and Namcheybong.

Respective district administrations are making the required preparations with concerned departments for the event, considering the expected huge public turnout.

To a question, Basnet said the government benefit distribution programmes have been annually held by the SKM government. “We have being doing such Sammelans annually and not only during election. It is our routine programme to distribute benefits to the people,” he said.



Jan Bharosa Sammelan 2024


Date                District                                    Venue

Feb 26              Soreng                         Jautar Stadium, Soreng

                        Gyalshing                   Pelling SSS ground


Feb 27              Namchi                       Lameytar ground, Temi

                                                            Kitam School ground


Feb 28              Gangtok & Mangan    Saramsa Garden

                        Pakyong                      St. Xaviers’ School ground                



Sikkim at a Glance

  • Area: 7096 Sq Kms
  • Capital: Gangtok
  • Altitude: 5,840 ft
  • Population: 6.10 Lakhs
  • Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 to over 28,509 ft above sea level
  • Climate:
  • Summer: Min- 13°C - Max 21°C
  • Winter: Min- 0.48°C - Max 13°C
  • Rainfall: 325 cms per annum
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