source: Sikkim Now
GANGTOK, 29 Jan: Naya Nirman Samaj (NNS), Yangang organized a meeting of all NGO’s and welfare organizations active in and around Yangang to discuss the issues related to the preservation and conservation of Thik-Day Lake (Yangang Pokhari) today at Yangang Bazaar.
A press release issued by NNS publicity secretary, Bikash Basnett informs that the lake is polluted and lies in a sorry state due to lack of supervision and care. The meeting was attended by representatives of different NGOs, members of NNS, local community, religious organizations and Panchayat members from in and around Yangang.
During the meeting, NNS president, Gajbir Subba highlighted the present situation of the lake. In the course of the meeting it was decided to approach the concerned government departments for immediate action to be taken for preservation and conservation of the lake, the release informs.
Officials from different organizations also jointly decided to raise some funds to initiate immediate preservation measures in order to retain the beauty of the lake. It was also suggested in the meeting that different varieties of fish, swans and tortoise be introduced in the lake, such suggestions were taken positively and steps will be taken accordingly, the release mentions.
Likewise, Panchayat members at the meeting said that they would take the issue to the area MLA and other government organizations while NNS vice president, Sumitra Gurung appealed for support from all sections of society to save the lake.
According to the release, the NNS initiative was highly appreciated by the masses who attended the meeting and all agreed to step forward to support the cause in all possible ways. The meeting also appreciated the government’s role in the rapid development of Yangang through the introduction of projects like Yangang Cultural Park, Lepcha Heritage Centre , Ropeway-cum-sky walk at Bhalay Dhunga, etc, the release further mentions.