Felicitated by the Sikkim Limboo Tamang Apex Committee (SILTAC)

Felt extremely pleased to be felicitated by the Sikkim Limboo Tamang Apex Committee (SILTAC) today at Samman Bhawan. I am sharing with you some of the highlights of my address:- 1. In line with our policy of inclusive development, our Government has been working towards the upliftment and welfare of the people of Sikkim without any prejudice based on caste, creed, religion etc. Our Government is not caste-based but class- based, not casteist but humanist. Nor do we indulge in vote-bank politics. It is unfortunate that today we find the […]

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State Level Sonam Lhochhar celebrations at Bhasmey

Attended the State Level Sonam Lhochhar celebrations held at Tindharey Bhasmey in East Sikkim. Earlier in the day, I visited Sangha Choeling Gumpa and offered prayers. Following are some of the highlights of my address:- 1. In the 23 years long tenure of our Government, the State has witnessed a resurgence in socio-cultural sphere. Our Government has been a secular government in letter and spirit. No individual has been discriminated on the basis of caste, creed or religion. Construction of numerous religious institutions and pilgrimage centres of all faiths by […]

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Jaivik Krishi Paryatan Mela, Yangang

Attended the Jaivik Krishi Paryatan Mela-2018 held at Helipad Ground in Yangang, South Sikkim. I also inaugurated the Nature Interpretation Centre. In the mela, I visited various stalls including food stalls belonging to all communities of the State, and stalls exhibiting arts, handicrafts, and organic vegetables. It is really heartening to see our farming community being able to showcase their organic produce at events of such stature. Their hard work and resilience deserve special appreciation. The message of going organic has been well taken by our villagers, and they are […]

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Valedictory Function of Sikkim Organic Day, 2018

Attended the valedictory function of Sikkim Organic Day, 2018 held today at Saramsa Gardens. In my address, I highlighted on the importance of organic farming which is globally recognized and accepted as one and the only alternative farming practice as against modern chemical based farming. Governments around the world are not in favour of adopting organic farming even at this crucial junction. The advantages of organic farming have been ignored by most Governments and their leadership, and they have not given serious thoughts on adopting this method of farming. I […]

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Sikkim Organic Day, 2018

Attended the inaugural ceremony of Sikkim Organic Day, 2018 in the presence of Acharya Balkrishna of Patanjali Yogpeeth at Saramsa Gardens. In my address, I recalled the historic declaration made by the Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi ji on 18th January, 2016, when Sikkim became a fully Organic State. Giving due credit to the farming community in our organic journey, I talked on the growing popularity of our farmers and the recognition that they are getting not only in the Country but globally as well for being pioneers of […]

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Jorethang Maghey Mela, 2018

I inaugurated the three-day long Jorethang Maghey Mela, 2018 at Jorethang, South Sikkim. While addressing the gathering I spoke on the significance of Jorethang Mela, which is associated with our tradition, culture and language. I suggested the organising committee and the people of Jorethang to celebrate this mela in modern way, with a blend of technology and tradition. I highlighted the various Government programmes and polices implemented for the uplifment of the people of Sikkim. I spoke on the importance of organic farming and urged the youths to take up […]

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Shivamaha Puran at Pachak, East Sikkim

I attended Shivamaha Puran at Pachak, East Sikkim and offered prayers. While addressing the devotees assembled there, I spoke on the importance of Shiva Puran, wherein Lord Shiva teaches us to live and work for the wellbeing and welfare of all fellow human beings. I urged everyone to endeavour towards being good human beings and follow the path shown by Lord Shiva. I made following announcements – 1. Rs. 20 lakhs sanctioned for upgradation of Pachak Secondary School ground. 2. Construction of Community Hall at Pachak and Upper Pachak. 3. […]

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Inspection of the site for the proposed Gyanmandir, 2018

I inspected the site for the proposed state-of-the-art library- ‘Gyanmandir,’ which is the present location of Millenium Park, Gangtok. Putting forward my suggestions to the officials of the Buildings & Housing Department and other line departments, I told them to make this project one of the best modern infrastuctures and also to ensure that it is eco-friendly. I gave the following directions:- 1. Library to include both indoor and outdoor facilities to the readers. 2. Top floor to be made a complete Digital Library section. 3. Approach road to Radio […]

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Sikkim Red Panda Winter Carnival, 2018

I felt proud and happy to name and declare Shri A.R. Rehman, the Music Maestro, who has earned name and fame for our great Nation globally through his imposing musical talent, as the ‘Brand Ambassador of Sikkim’ during the inaugural ceremony of the 4th edition of the Sikkim Red Panda Winter Carnival-2018 at Paljor Stadium, Gangtok. I on behalf of the people of Sikkim, thank and honour Rehman ji for this gesture shown towards the people of Sikkim, and also for his love for the people and the State. I’m […]

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Flag-off Ceremony for Newly Recruited Youths of Sikkim in the Indian Army, 2018

I attended the Flag-off Ceremony for Newly Recruited Youths of Sikkim in the Indian Army at TNA School Ground. Congratulating the 109 new recruits, I exhorted them to work selflessly and give their valuable service to our great Nation. To motivate these young men, I urged them to be disciplined and bold individuals, ready to face any challenge in life. I spoke on the fact that life is not always a bed of roses. There will be hurdles to cross and hardships to face. But one should never lose hope during […]

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