Susakurtot Organic Festival, 2016

Pleased to have attended the Susakurtot Organic Festival, 2016 at Lum Dzongu in North Sikkim. Such festivals in villages will help in generating awareness on organic farming and also in popularising chemical – free food among the rural people. Apart from this, the farming community will also be informed about the numerous initiatives introduced and implemented by the State Government in promoting healthy way of life through organic farming. It is heartening to know that the people of Lum have done a commendable job in adopting organic farming, their efforts […]

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State Level Sammelan for Rural & Urban Local Bodies, 2016

I chaired the State Level Sammelan for Rural and Urban Local Bodies, 2016 today at Manan Kendra. I stressed on the need for the people’s representatives to be sincere and dedicated in delivery of service to the people of the State. I emphasized on the importance of translating the words that we speak into action. The elected representatives must be responsible, accountable and work with vigour and passion for Sikkim’s development and progress. The objective of all elected members should be to work in the interest of the State and […]

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Children’s Day Celebrations

I joined Hon’ble Governor Shri Shriniwas Patil at the Children’s Day celebration function held at Chintan Bhawan and offered tributes to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his 127th Birth Anniversary. Before this programme I offered garland and khada on the bust of Pandit Nehru at Zero Point, Gangtok. I spoke on the importance of education in our lives and urged all the students to identify their goals in life and work hard to achieve them. Students are responsible for creating their own destiny through sincerity and dedication.They must strive to become […]

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Cabinet Meeting

The following were approved/sanctioned by the Cabinet which met on 11th November, 2016 at Samman Bhawan:- FINANCE REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE DEPARTMENT 1. Second Supplementary Demands for Grants covering 23 grants to the tune of Rs.17,392.44 lakhs comprising Rs.5086.97 lakhs on Revenue Account and Rs.12305.47 lakhs on Capital Account. SKILL DEVELOPMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP 2. Utilisation of Rs 5.04 crores of Labour Cess for the completion of Building Infrastructure of 12 Livelihood Schools under construction and to partly fund Automobile Training and Services Centres with Industry collaboration at ITI Rangpo premises at […]

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Foundation Stone Laying of the Ropeway and Support Facilities for the Bhaleydhunga Skywalk Project

I laid the Foundation Stone of the Ropeway and Support Facilities for the Bhaleydhunga Skywalk Project at Dhapper in Yangang, South Sikkim. I am happy that finally the work for the project, which is very close to my heart has commenced. The Bhaleydhunga Skywalk will be the world’s highest skywalk at a height of 10,300 ft and will be the 2nd of its kind in Asia and the only one in the Country. After its completion, tourism sector in Sikkim will get a further boost and Yangang will definitely become […]

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4th INAS Nepali Film Award-2016

I Joined the Hon’ble Governor Shri Shriniwas Patil at the 4th INAS Nepali Film Award-2016 ceremony held at Manan Kendra this evening. It was indeed heartening to see the presence of renowned Nepali film personalities representing the Nepali film industry. Event of such magnitude will help in promoting the beautiful landscape of Sikkim through cinema and encourage our young talents to take up films as a career option. I assured to extend all possible support from the State Government to all the Nepali film makers who make films in Sikkim. […]

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Meeting with the Hon’ble Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh

Pleased to have met the Hon’ble Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh ji in Delhi today. I once again pressed upon the three socio- political long pending demands of the State Government:- i) Reservation of seats for the Limboo & Tamang communities in the State Legislative Assembly on account of their recognition as Scheduled Tribe ,ii) Grant of Tribal status to the left out communities , and iii) Permission for His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorji to visit Sikkim at the earliest. The Hon’ble Minister gave a patient hearing […]

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Meeting with Hon’ble PM, Shri Narendra Modi

Today I called on the Hon’ble PM, Shri Narendra Modiji at his official residence in Delhi. Besides the other issues that were discussed and deliberated upon,I also submitted a Memorandum regarding the early resolution of the State Government’s long pending demands of granting seat reservation to the Limboo & Tamang communities in the State Legislative Assembly, granting of Tribal status to the left out communities and permission to allow His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje to visit Sikkim at the earliest.Shri Modiji assured to look into the matters […]

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Namchi Mahostav-2016

Inaugurated the 3-day long Namchi Mahostav-2016 today. Such kinds of events are important in promoting cultural tourism and also boosts the State’s economy. It will also help in promoting Namchi as one of the best tourist destinations in the Country. Our Government has been working tirelessly to develop and transform all rural and semi-urban areas into places with urban amenities. As a result, Namchi has been shortlisted as one of the cities for Smart City Project. I appeal to the civil society to continue to maintain and protect the beautification […]

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Vajra GuruThongdrup Puja

Attended Vajra GuruThongdrup Puja being performed at Samdruptse,Namchi. Offered prayers for peace, wellbeing and abundance of all the people of Sikkim.

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