First Day of the Two-day Session of Sikkim Legislative Assembly, 2018

I attended the first day of the ensuing two-day session of Sikkim Legislative Assembly today. In the House, I made obituary references to the following departed personalities:- i) Shri Karma Topden, former MP (RS) & former Ambassador to Mongolia, ii) Shri M Karunanidhi, former Chief Minister, Tamil Nadu iii) Shri Somnath Chatterjee, former Speaker, Lok Sabha iv) Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, former Prime Minister of India. I also introduced the following Bills concerning two of the departments under my charge :- i) Sikkim Regulation of Transfer of Land (Amendment) Bill […]

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State Disaster Risk Reduction Day, 2018

Attended the State Disaster Risk Reduction Day, themed ‘Volunteerism in Disaster Management,’ organized by the State Disaster Management Authority, Land Revenue and Disaster Management Department at Chintan Bhawan today. I highlighted on the significance of volunteerism which is a widely accepted concept in disaster management, particularly in view of preparedness, risk reduction and post-disaster rehabilitation. Volunteering is a work undertaken by any individual out of one’s own will towards extending help to others. It is for the good of others without expecting any benefits in return. Such noble deeds and […]

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Youth Conference on Empowering Youth, Transforming Lives, 2018

I was happy to attend the Youth Conference on ‘Empowering Youth, Transforming Lives,’ which saw the attendance of youths under Namchi-Singithang Constituency in the auditorium of Namchi Public School today. I was pleased to listen to the 19 Youth Coordinators representing various GPUs of the constituency. They spoke on numerous policies including welfare programmes initiated by the Government. I spoke on the crucial role that the youth play in State and Nation-building process and urged them to equip themselves with knowledge and skills of the modern day to be successful […]

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Meeting with Recently-Promoted Engineers of Various Departments, 2018

Pleased to meet and address some of the recently-promoted Engineers of various departments in a meeting held at Samman Bhawan today. I consider our engineers as the real force in making Sikkim visibly beautiful with their technical knowledge and education. However, to make Sikkim beautiful in every respect, they need to have beautiful mind as well: a mind with positive thoughts along with the will to work for the State and its people. If an educated and brilliant mind is plagued by negative thinking and wrong mindset, then it will […]

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Meeting with State Government Employees of Group C&D, 2018

My Dear Government Employees, Over the last few months, I have come to understand that some of our State Government employees, specially the Group C&D are expressing their unhappiness regarding the Pay Committee recommendations. It must be remembered that as the Chief Minister, I take it as my responsibility to look after the needs and welfare of our employees, whom I consider the pillar of State administration as well as my partners in State-building. I therefore, felt it pertinent to hold deliberations so as to provide the best possible pay […]

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Inauguration of Sikkim Government College of Nursing and Integrated AYUSH Hospital

I inaugurated Sikkim Government College of Nursing and Integrated AYUSH Hospital at Multi Speciality Hospital complex, Sochakgang, Gangtok today. The College of Nursing is one of the best colleges in the entire Northeast region with state-of-the-art labs for training and teaching purpose along with library-cum-conference hall, nursing foundation lab, computer centre and hostel facility. I am confident that sons and daughters of Sikkim will definitely benefit from this institute, where the course is imparted free of cost. I hope to see a pool of capable human resource of nurses, both […]

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Teachers’ Day Celebrations, 2018

It was a pleasure for me to attend the State -level Teachers’ Day celebrations held at Manan Kendra today. At the outset, I paid homage to Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan whose birth anniversary is celebrated as Teachers’ Day all over the Country. Following are some of the highlights of my address:- 1)​ History of education in the state of Sikkim is just about a century old and if we compare ourselves with the other parts world, we are lagging behind by almost 2000 years. Therefore our students should shoulder the responsibility […]

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27th Nepali Bhasa Manyata Diwas, 2018

Attended the ’27th Nepali Bhasa Manyata Diwas’ celebrations organized by Sikkim Pragya Pratisthan at Manan Kendra today. We are aware that the Nepali language got recognition as one of the official languages of the Country on 20th August,1992 on its inclusion in the 8th Schedule of the Constitution of India. It could not be celebrated on 20th August this year as the Nation was in mourning on the sad demise of Shri Atal Behari Vajpayee, former Prime Minister of India. ‘Nepali Bhasa Manyata Diwas’ is an opportunity to honour the […]

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Swearing-in-Ceremony of Shri Ganga Prasad as the Governor of Sikkim

Attended the Swearing-in-Ceremony of Shri Ganga Prasad as the Governor of Sikkim at Raj Bhavan today.

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Meeting with Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, Hon’ble Minister of State (Independent Charge),Government of India

Met Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, Hon’ble Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India at Mintokgang this evening. In our brief interaction, the Hon’ble Minister congratulated the State for the rapid progress made in all spheres. He was appreciative of the performance of the State in ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ and other national schemes. Special mention was made to the ranking of Gangtok as 8th in the Swachh Survekshan rankings. I shared that the State Government has been upgrading and beautifying all bazaar areas including […]

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