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Wednesday, November 14, 2018 09:11:58 IST

Temi Tea Mr Sikkim 2018 Manhunt

It was a pleasure for me to attend ‘Temi Tea Mr Sikkim 2018 Manhunt’ at Manan Kendra today. I congratulate the organizers, participants, winners and all those who were part of the first ever Mr Sikkim pageant and wish them the very best in their future endeavours. It was simply heartening to see the talent of our youngsters in this field, which is relatively new to Sikkim. In my brief address, I stated that the main objective for me to be present in the function was to give the message […]

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Namchi Mahotsav, 2018

I was pleased to inaugurate the 3-day Namchi Mahotsav-2018 at Central Park, Namchi on 3rd November, 2018. On the occasion, I flagged off the Namchi Mahotsav Run – marathon for both girls and boys including junior boys. I also visited various stalls of all ethnic communities of the State showcasing our rich tradition and ethnic cuisines. The objective of hosting such programmes is to preserve our rich heritage, tradition and culture. Festivals of this kind will foster tourism and further promote Sikkim as the best tourist-friendly destination. The Mahotsav should […]

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Platinum Jubilee Celebrations of Government Senior Secondary School, Soreng

It was a wonderful moment for me to address the gathering of students, teachers, youth and local gentry today during the Platinum Jubilee celebrations of Government Senior Secondary School, Soreng in West Sikkim. I also inaugurated the newly-built school library equipped with all the modern facilities in the new building complex. I also suggested for naming any of the school blocks or school multipurpose hall after Nain Singh Lama (Tamang), one of the founder members of this school. At the outset, I congratulated the students, teaching fraternity and the public […]

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Inauguration of Chenrezig Shingkham Riwo Potala at Sanghachoeling, Pelling

With immense joy and a sense of fulfilment, I inaugurated ‘Chenrezig Shingkham Riwo Potala’ today at Sanghachoeling in Pelling, West Sikkim and dedicated it to the people of Sikkim, especially to the Buddhists of Sikkim and the world. The inauguration of this gigantic statue marks a significant day for all of us and will be written in golden letters in the annals of history of Sikkim. It is of great significance that the consecration of this sacred statue was done on the auspicious occasion of ‘Lhabab Duechen’ yesterday with the […]

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Sadbhavna Satsang Samaroh organised by Manavutthan Sewa Samiti at Tathagata Tsal

I was pleased to attend the Sadbhavna Satsang Samaroh in the benign presence of Shri Satpal ji Maharaj, organised by Manavutthan Sewa Samiti today at Tathagata Tsal, Rabongla. I felt blessed and honoured to be bestowed felicitation by Maharaj ji during the auspicious Samaroh. Welcoming the Satsang dharma followers and devotees from Sikkim, Bhutan Dooars, Kalimpong etc, I shared that Sikkim is a peaceful State where the environment is neat and clean with people living in complete harmony with Nature. There is perfect balance with humans and Nature with minimal […]

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Bhoomi Poojan ceremony for construction of ‘Manav Dharma Ashram’ at Namcheybong

In the benign presence of Shri Satpal Ji Maharaj, I attended the ‘Bhoomi Poojan’ ceremony for construction of ‘Manav Dharma Ashram’ at Namcheybong, Pakyong, today. In my brief address, I expressed my profound pleasure for the presence of Shri Satpal Ji Maharaj for such a pious occasion in the State, and appealed to the people from the area to extend all possible support to ensure that the construction of the Ashram goes on smoothly for its timely completion in a year’s time. I hope to see the inauguration next year […]

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Inauguration of 3-day long ‘Rabong Cho-Dzo Fest 2018’

Inaugurated the 3-day long ‘Rabong Cho-Dzo Fest 2018’, organised at Cho-Dzo lake premises. Commending the organizers for the festival, I stated that the newly up-graded Cho-Dzo lake enhances the tourist attraction of not only Rabongla but also the entire South District. It will also help to boost tourism- related activities in Rabongla and create innumerable employment avenues. Our youth should grab this opportunity and take up tourism as profession for gainful returns. The Government has constructed this infrastructure for the benefit of the local people. Hence, now the people of […]

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A Visit to Bologna University

I visited Bologna University, the oldest University of the world at Bologna, Italy and Instituto Dante Alighieri & Instituto Voltaire in Milan on 19th & 20th October,2018. Founded in 1088, the University is the oldest functional University in the world to undertake courses as varied as Architecture, Cultural Heritage, Classical Philosophy and Italian Studies, Physics and Astronomy, Agriculture and Food Science etc. On arrival at the University, I was happy to be accorded a warm welcome by the Staff of the Vice Rector for International Relations Ms. Maria Chiara De […]

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My Address to the Italian Parliamentarians, Rome, 2018

I addressed the Italian Parliamentarians in Rome on 15th October, 2018 at the Italian Chamber of Deputies – Press Room in the Italian Parliament. In my address, I reassured that if Sikkim could achieve the goal of 100 percent conversion from chemical based agriculture to organic agriculture, there is no reason why policy makers, farmers and community leaders cannot do the same elsewhere in the world. I also recounted the hardships and difficulties faced by us in the transformation process and said that due to strong political will, hard work […]

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Future Policy Gold Award, 2018

It was an honour and a privilege to receive the prestigious Future Policy Gold Award at the United Nations FAO Headquarter in Rome, Italy on 15th October,2018. Congratulating me for making Sikkim the first Organic State of the world, Ms. Maria Helena Semedo Deputy Director- General of the United Nations graciously complimented me for the leadership, political will and commitment.In her address, she said “I am very proud to announce this year’s Future Policy Award goes to Sikkim State Policy on Organic Farming and Sikkim Organic Mission. Under Sikkim’s Chief […]

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