SUBJECT : Chief Minister Pawan Chamling, on the third day of his West Sikkim tour, inaugurated the Sidkeong Tuluk bird park at Rabdentse near Pelling

Chief Minister Pawan Chamling releasing a bird at the park. Pic: IPR

Geyzing, December 4, 2017: Chief Minister Pawan Chamling, on the third day of his West Sikkim tour, inaugurated the Sidkeong Tuluk bird park at Rabdentse near Pelling on Monday.

The Bird Park is an initiative of Forest department and set up within the Rabdentse bird sanctuary. The area is known for presence of various bird species and is a favourite destination for bird watchers and tourists.

Birds like Golden Pheasant, Reeves Pheasant, Silver Pheasant, Lady Amherst Phesant, Silver Golden Pheasant, yellow Pheasant, Jindaya Conur and Indian Fantail Pigeon are found in the park.

In a brief interaction with the Forest officials and media personnel, the Chief Minister declared to expand the 2 hectares bird park to 18 hectares.

The Chief Minister then visited Khecheopalri Lake and offered prayers. He then inaugurated the Tashi Choling Dharma Centre, Khecheopalri which houses 1000 Guru Rinpoche and 1000 Tara statues dedicated for world peace.

A token of gratitude was presented to the Chief Minister for his support to not only the monastery but for the development and preservation of all religions on Sikkim. The token of gratitude contained a citation and a memento which was presented by the Soktse Rinpoche.

Source: Sikkim Express