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Friday, February 22, 2019 08:46:18 IST

Grishma Utsav of Namchi Government College, 2018

I was happy to attended the summer fest – ‘Grishma Utsav’ of Namchi Government College today. College fests of this kind provide an ideal platform for students to showcase their talent and organisational skills in sports and other related activities. I am sure that the fest will be a welcome break for students from the routine life of studies and enable them to come together, interact with each other and most importantly work together as a team in achieving their desired objectives . The highlights of my speech are: 1. […]

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Jan Sampark Abhiyan under Namchi-Singhithang and Poklok-Kamrang Constituencies, 2018

In a function organised at, helipad ground, Assangthang, I was pleased to meet the people from Namchi-Singhithang and Poklok-Kamrang today. Addressing the people of these two constituencies, I said that we should all take pride that today Sikkim is a vibrant and a model State of the Country. But things were different when we formed the Government in December 1994, when the State was backward in all spheres. In the last 24 years of our governance, we have transformed Sikkim into the best State in the North East and 3rd […]

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Jan Sampark Abhiyan under Melli Constituency, 2018

I was pleased to meet the people of Melli Constituency in a function organised in Turuk, South Sikkim. Talking on decentralization of power, I informed the people that our Government has brought about complete devolution of powers with the objective of bringing the delivery system to the doorstep of the rural people. We have empowered the Panchayats with numerous powers and functions so that they can fulfill the hopes and aspirations of the villagers. Keeping in mind the welfare of the Panchayats, we have also granted them many facilities, such […]

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Valedictory Function of Annual Training Camp of Sikkim 3rd Battalion National Cadet Corps, 2018

I was pleased to attend the valedictory function of annual training camp of Sikkim 3rd Battalion National Cadet Corps (NCC) at Kamrang College, South Sikkim. This was my first address to NCC students and I was very eager to meet them. In my address, I reminded them that NCC means discipline, dedication and devotion. For the cadets, development of character is of utmost importance and they should always endeavour to become good human beings. Selfless-service should be the motto of the cadets in their duties as well as in their lives. […]

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Jan Sampark Abhiyan under Barfung Constituency, 2018

I was pleased to meet the people from Barfung Constituency in a function organised at helipad ground of Ravangla. Addressing the gathering, I informed them that in the last 24 years of our governance the kind of development Sikkim has witnessed is not seen anywhere in the Country. Today, Sikkim is poverty-free and also has achieved 100% literacy rate. This means that now our people should be fully empowered and they should be able to decide for themselves what is best for them. There are no dearth of opportunities in […]

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Jan Sampark Abhiyan under Namthang-Rateypani Constituency, 2018

I was pleased to meet the people of Namthang-Rateypani Constituency in a function organised at Phongla Secondary School ground today. Addressing the gathering, I informed them that the life expectancy of our people has increased by an unprecedented 10 years in the last two decades. This has been possible only due to the progress and development that the State has witnessed in all spheres. Another indicator of development is the decrease in the birth rate. However, we do not want to encourage this trend as it may lead to dwindling […]

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State Day Celebrations, 2018

I was pleased to join the Hon’ble Governor, Shri Shriniwas Patil for the State day celebrations at Chintan Bhawan, Gangtok. Following are some of the highlights of my address: 1) On this auspicious day, it becomes befitting for us to remember the contributions made by the people of Sikkim for willfully joining the Indian Union. There is perhaps no such instance where the people of any country decide to join another country through a referendum. Today, after 43 years of statehood, the people of Sikkim are proud citizens of our […]

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Jan Sampark Abhiyan under Salghari-Zoom Constituency, 2018

I met the people of Salghari-Zoom Constituency in a public meeting organised at Pipaley, West Sikkim. Addressing the people of the constituency, I reminded them that when we took over the reins of the Government in 1994, 41% of the population of Sikkim was below the poverty line, with 10% of people living in extreme poverty. But today, Sikkim is a poverty-free state with around 90% of our people belonging to the middle class category. This sharp fall in poverty can be attributed to our pro-poor policies, with our Government […]

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Cabinet Meeting, 2018

Following are some of the decisions taken by the Cabinet on 12th May, 2018:- FOOD SECURITY AND AGRICULTURE DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT 1. Approval and sanction of Rs 2.58 lakhs as State Share for implementation of Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna. 2. Approval and sanction of Rs 4 crores for Sikkim Farmers Pension Scheme 2018. WATER SECURITY AND PUBLIC HEALTH ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT 3. Approval and sanction of Rs.149.06 lakhs for providing water supply scheme to Melli Gumpa Dara, Rural Marketing Centre . 4. Approval and sanction of Rs.168.85 lakhs for construction of […]

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Meeting with the SDF Party Functionaries of West District, 2018

I was pleased to meet the SDF Party functionaries from West District today in a function organised at Community Hall, Gyalshing. I expressed my heartfelt gratitude towards the Party functionaries for their hard work and dedication, due to which our Government has been in office for the last 24 years. I urged them to continue working in the same spirit and enthusiasm to take our Party to greater heights. We should not be complacent and rest on the laurels, instead set targets and achieve our goals. I added that personal […]

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