Press Release


Information & Public Relations Department

Date: 12-Feb-2024
Gangtok, Feb 12 (IPR): Sikkim joined the rest of the nation in the Rozgar Mela held throughout the country under the patronage of Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi.
The Rozgar Mela Programme was held at the auditorium of the Tourism and Civil Aviation Department, Gangtok, today. The event was organised by the ITBP Sector Headquarters, 5th Mile Tadong.
The programme was graced by Mr John Barla, Union Minister of State, Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India, as the Chief Guest.
Also present were Mr Satyen Kumar Pradhan, Additional Secretary, Minority Affairs Division, Social Welfare Department, Government of Sikkim, officials from ITBP and recipients of the job appointment and their family members.
The Rozgar Mela was held simultaneously in 47 locations across the country, with recruitments provided in central government departments, supported by State and Union Territory governments. The Rozgar Mela represents a step towards fulfilling the Prime Minister's commitment to giving top priority to employment generation in the country.
On the occasion, the Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi virtually laid the foundation stone of Phase-I of the "Karmayogi Bhavan'' complex in New Delhi, emphasising its role in fostering collaboration among the various elements of Mission Karmayogi. This complex will promote collaboration and synergy among various pillars of Mission Karmayogi.
Newly appointed individuals can undergo training through Karmayogi Prarambh, an online module on the iGOT Karmayogi portal. With over 880 e-learning courses, it offers flexible learning accessible from any device and location.
Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi addressed the meeting virtually and announced the distribution of appointment letters for the Rozgar Mela.
During his address via video conferencing, the Prime Minister extended congratulations to the youth and their families. He emphasised the ongoing rapid progress made in providing job opportunities to young people within the Government of India.
The Prime Minister reiterated the government's dedication to engaging and involving young people in nation-building efforts, to foster a sense of partnership between the youth and the Government of India. The establishment of the new training complex marks a significant milestone in the government's initiatives to enhance capacity-building, enabling individuals to acquire the necessary skills and knowledge, he mentioned.
He said the newly recruited personnel will be entering various ministries and departments, covering a wide spectrum of sectors such as revenue, home affairs, education, atomic energy, defence, financial services, health, tribal affairs, and railways. This diverse placement ensures their contribution to different areas of governance and public service, he added.
Additionally, the Prime Minister emphasised the significance of embracing and adopting a healthy lifestyle. Recognizing the recipients as public servants, he stressed the youth's responsibility to enhance the nation's global reputation over the long term.
Speaking about the initiation of fresh sectors and the generation of opportunities for employment and self-employment among young people resulting from governmental endeavours, the Prime Minister highlighted the Budget declaration concerning the installation of one crore rooftop solar plants. He said that this initiative aims to diminish household electricity expenses while enabling families to generate income by supplying power to the grid. The Prime Minister stated that this scheme will also generate hundreds of thousands of new job opportunities.
Subsequently, Mr John Barla, Minister of State for Minority Affairs handed over employment letters to 51 young people as part of the Rozgar Mela initiative. This included 15 local residents of Sikkim.
The Minister of State, in his address, congratulated all the new appointees and mentioned that Rozgar Mela is a step towards the fulfilment of the commitment of the Prime Minister to accord the highest priority to employment generation in the country. He said it offers a platform for job seekers to connect with opportunities, thereby supporting the government's broader goals of promoting economic growth and prosperity.
He also highlighted the initiation of the Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan by the Government of India, aimed at fostering self-reliance within the nation. Additionally, he highlighted various schemes implemented by the government that will benefit the people on a broader scale.
Further, the Minister of State encouraged the youth to maintain focus and vigilance for the continued development of the nation. He remarked that under the visionary leadership of the Prime Minister, India is advancing in significant ways, fulfilling the aspirations of individuals for a better India.
Mr Barla talked about the "Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas" model initiated by the Government of India with the aim of inclusive development and fostering trust among all sections of society. He said that this scheme focuses on socio-economic empowerment, ensuring that the benefits of development reach every citizen, regardless of their background. It emphasises equitable growth, social justice, and harmony, aiming to bridge gaps and address disparities across various sectors such as education, healthcare, infrastructure, and livelihood opportunities. The scheme underscores the government's commitment to building a cohesive and prosperous nation where every individual feels valued and included.
He also spoke about the Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra, a nationwide campaign initiated by Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi, aimed at "reaching the unreached." Mr Barla emphasised that the goal is to ensure that the benefits of these programmes reach all beneficiaries, raising awareness and achieving saturation of government schemes.
Mr Barla extended congratulations for the developmental efforts undertaken by the Government of Sikkim in collaboration with the central government. He remarked that Sikkim is progressing admirably and advancing rapidly under the leadership of Chief Minister Mr Prem Singh Tamang, he concluded.
Earlier the welcome address was delivered by Mr Rajnarayan Singh, DIG, Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP).
During the programme, ITBP felicitated the Chief Guest Mr John Barla, MoS, Ministry of Minority Affairs.
The programme concluded with the words of thanks presented by Mr Mukesh Yadav, Commandant, ITBP.
- Report from DIO Gangtok