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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38th Foundation Day Celebrations of Sirijunga Yakthung Sakthim Phojumbo, 2018

I attended the 38th Foundation Day celebrations of ‘Sirijunga Yakthung Sakthim Phojumbo’ (SYSP) today at Limboo Culture Bhawan in Tharpu, West Sikkim. SYSP is not only one of the oldest cultural organisations of the Limboo community, but it has also served as a centre for preservation of culture and heritage of all communities. I appealed to the people, especially the youth to come forward and contribute towards strengthening the organisation. I talked on the oneness of all human beings.We as humans are all born equal. It is only the man-made […]

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World Entrepreneurs’ Day, 2018

I was pleased to meet and interact with young and budding entrepreneurs of the State on the occasion of ‘World Entrepreneurs’ Day’ held today at Samman Bhawan. At the outset, I urged the youth to have a positive mindset. Though we are living in the 21st century, but our thoughts and mindset are still very archaic, with majority of the people suffering from what I call the ‘third world mindset syndrome’. The youth need to break away from the conservative thinking of considering only government jobs as employment. I informed […]

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72nd Independence Day Celebrations, 2018

It was a pleasure for me to attend the Independence Day celebrations at Paljor Stadium , Gangtok today. I am sharing with you some of the highlights of my Independence Day address:- 1. Extending my warm wishes to the people of Sikkim, I also paid rich tributes and homage to our leaders, with whose efforts the Nation was able to secure independence. We must also remember that today is not just a day to celebrate the contributions made by our forefathers, or pay homage to the martyrs, but a festival […]

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Tendong Lho Rum Faat Celebrations, 2018

I was happy to attend the ‘Tendong Lho Rum Faat’ celebrations held today at Saramsa Gardens. Following are some of the highlights of my address:- 1. I consider ‘Tendong Lho Rum Faat’ as the oldest festival of Sikkim as the people of the Lepcha community are the oldest tribe of Sikkim. It can thus be said that the history of Sikkim begins with the Lepchas, who are earliest inhabitants of our land. Keeping such historical facts in mind, our Government has always ensured that our Lepcha brethren are granted their […]

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Cabinet Meeting, 2018

Following are some of the decisions taken in the Cabinet meeting held today at Samman Bhawan:- DEPARTMENT OF SKILL DEVELOPMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP 1. Approval and sanction of Rs.2 crores as Grants-in-aid to State Institute of Capacity Building . FOOD AND CIVIL SUPPLIES AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT 2. Approval and sanction of Rs.479 lakhs for the construction of three food storage godowns under Border Area Development Programme at 13th Mile JN Road, Talkharka and Lachen. FORESTS, ENVIRONMENT AND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT 3. Approval and sanction of Rs.45, 99,764/- for purchase of […]

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State Level Sammelan for Rural and Urban Local Bodies, 2018

I chaired the ‘State Level Sammelan for Rural and Urban Local Bodies’ today at Manan Kendra, Gangtok. This is an important calendar event where elected representatives of the State come under one roof in order to discuss and deliberate on further strengthening the Panchayatiraj institutions in the State. These kind of meetings are also aimed at resolving all issues and problems faced by the rural people through constant dialogues and discussions. So, our Panchayats and urban body representatives should not take the ‘sammelan’ as a mere meeting for giving their […]

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