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Friday, December 14, 2018 09:57:10 IST

127th Birth Anniversary Celebration of Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, 2018

I was pleased to attend the programme organized for the celebration of 127th Birth Anniversary Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar by All Sikkim Scheduled Caste Welfare Association at Paljor Stadium. In my address, I appealed to the Scheduled Caste community from our State not to be confined and be satisfied only with the reservation they have been granted, but become empowered and try to be at par with rest of the other category of people. This will only be possible if they become confident and put up a stiff resistance against […]

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Interactive Public Meeting under Rinchenpong Constituency

On the third day of my tour to the West District, I visited Rinchenpong Constituency and attended a public meeting. Addressing the gathering, I spoke on the fact that our people are yet to understand the real meaning of development. Many people are under the misconception that getting personal grants and benefits from the Government, such as free LPG cylinders, pressure cookers, livestock or construction of houses, house upgradation, distribution of ginger and other crops for cultivation, greenhouses, financial assistance of various kinds ,etc is development. However, these are not […]

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Interactive Public Meeting under Soreng-Chakung Constituency

On the second day of my tour to the West District, I visited Soreng-Chakung Constituency and attended a public meeting. Addressing the gathering consisting of local gentries, youths and students, I reiterated the fact that Sikkim is the first Organic State and we have prohibited the entry of all the inorganic fruits and vegetables to the State. This means that from now onwards our farmers will have an open market to sell their organic produce. They should grab the opportunity with both hands and use it to their advantage to […]

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Interactive Public Meeting under Daramdin Constituency

From today, I began my tour to the West District from Daramdin Constituency. On my way, I inaugurated the newly constructed Way Side Amenity of Tourism Department at Daramdin. Addressing a huge gathering at Daramdin bazaar, I informed the people of the area that my purpose of visiting all the 32 constituencies of the State is too see, know, understand and solve their problems and grievances. I also reminded them that nowhere in our country and possibly in the world, the entire Government machinery comes to the doorsteps of the […]

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Launching of the book “Shadow of the Dragon and Recent Developments”

Attended the launch of the book “Shadow of the Dragon and Recent Developments”, authored by Shri Amalendu Kundu at a local hotel here in the capital. I congratulated Shri Kundu, whom I consider as my elder brother, for writing such an interesting book. The book, I am sure will be of great significance for both our Country and the State. I expressed my gratitude to the author and the Press Club of Sikkim for giving me the opportunity to be a part of such an august programme. Shri Kundu’s contribution […]

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World Health Day, 2018

Attended the World Health Day 2018, with the theme Universal Health Coverage (Towards Elimination of Tuberculosis (TB) by 2022) at Chintan Bhawan. I urged everyone concerned not to confine this day to being an annual function, but to spread the message about the importance of being healthy. It would only be meaningful if each and every citizen of Sikkim lives a healthy life. Our people seem to neglect their health. We must understand that only a healthy body can have a healthy mind. I also informed the gathering about how […]

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Interactive Meeting with the People of Dzongu, 2018

On the concluding day of my tour to the North District, I attended the foundation stone laying ceremony of Lepcha Primitive Tribal Tourist Centre at Lingthem, Upper Dzongu. In my address to the people of Dzongu, I asked them to come up with a suitable and appropriate name for this centre, where a 50 feet tall statue of Lepcha King, Thekung Munsoloong will be constructed, and is expected to be complete by 2020. I suggested that this centre could also have a museum and a library of Lepcha literature, historic […]

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Interactive Public Meeting under 31 Lachen-Mangan Constituency, 2018

As part of ongoing 32 days’ constituency level tour, today I attended the public meeting under 31 Lachen-Mangan constituency at Mangan Community Centre. While addressing the gathering I told them that like a loyal servant I have come to your doorsteps to see and enquire about your problems and grievances and to address it. I have worked tirelessly for the benefit of the people and will continue working for the well being of Sikkimese people. I also informed them that our government has always been pro people and poor friendly […]

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Interactive Public Meeting, North District, 2018

I started my 32 day constituency level public interaction meeting from Lingchom under 29 Kabi-Lunchok constituency. The main objective of this tour is to understand the problems and grievances of people first hand and solve them on the spot. All Ministers, HoDs and Officials also accompanied me on this tour. While addressing the gathering at Sherpa Community Centre and Phensong Monastery, I informed that the most important development is development of knowledge and mindset. People get misguided due to lack of knowledge about their rights, duties and responsibilities when they […]

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Inauguration of the First Sikkim GST Consultancy Services Office, 2018

I inaugurated the first Sikkim GST Consultancy Services Office at Daragoan, Gangtok. Extending my best wishes to the eighteen youths who have started this consultancy service, I congratulated them for starting this creative and innovative venture, which is completely new in the context of Sikkim. I hope more youths will come forward with such inventive ideas. I also spoke on the exemption of Income Tax enjoyed by all SSC/CoI holders since 2008, made possible by the persistent efforts of the State Government. As responsible citizens, it becomes our duty not […]

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