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Friday, March 22, 2019 20:45:38 IST

A Meeting with His Holiness Sakya Trizin

Felt extremely blessed to meet His Holiness Sakya Trizin, the head of Sakya School of Tibetan Buddhism. During our brief meet on 12th October, 2015, I apprised him about the various initiatives of the State Government towards preserving and promoting Buddhism in the State. His Holiness shared that Sikkim and Sakya sect have a very close connection since a very long time. HH recalled how his first visit to Sikkim in 1956 was different to the present one. Gangtok was a very small place then, but Sikkim has now transformed […]

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Golden Jubilee Celebrations of Sir Tashi Namgyal Senior Secondary School

Attended the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of Sir Tashi Namgyal Senior Secondary School which was held at Saramsa Gardens today. Over the journey of 5 decades, this school has made tremendous contribution in spreading knowledge and wisdom for making our people educated, capable and resourceful. I do hope that this institution will continue the good work in future too. Apprising the students about today’s knowledge-based world, I urged them to work hard and to diligently pursue their desired goals. They need to be highly competitive and creative to forge ahead in […]

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Gandhi Jayanti celebrations-2015

I joined Hon’ble Governor Shri Shriniwas Patil today at Gandhi Jayanti celebrations held at Chintan Bhawan. This special day is also marked as International Day of Non-violence to observe the universal relevance of Gandhi ji’s principle of truth and non-violence. I spoke about the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi and his principle of non-violence. Gandhiji was not only a leader of the masses but also a legendary preacher of truth and non-violence. His life can be incorporated as vital learning lessons of love and as an instrument for preaching and practising […]

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My interaction with retired Government officials, retired teachers and retired defence & paramilitary personnel

It was indeed special and pleasurable to interact with retired Government officials, retired teachers and retired defence & paramilitary personnel at Manan Kendra today. They constitute an important section of our society and can be a guiding force with their valuable intellectual input. I urged them to contribute to the development of Sikkimese society with their rich experience and knowledge. They must come forward to build a constructive civil society so that we can jointly fight social evils. I sought the support of the civil society to make Sikkim the […]

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State Level Coordination Meeting with Panchayats & State Government Officers

Chaired the State Level Coordination Meeting with Panchayats and State Government Officers at Manan Kendra. The meeting was a follow up to a similar meeting held last year. Reminding officers and the elected representatives to be responsible and accountable, I urged them to work with renewed vigour and passion for Sikkim’s growth, development and progress. Emphasized on the need for increased cooperation and coordination between Government Departments and Panchayats for which I directed all concerned HoDs to work for effective administration. It’s time that our Officers come out of the […]

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Press Conference with Local Journalists

In a press conference held at Samman Bhawan today, I briefed the media persons present about the works and achievements of the State Government in the last 22 years . As media is the 4th pillar of democracy, I urged the journalists to be responsible in reporting and disseminating information. Like any other profession, their duty demands equal responsibility towards the State and the Country. I sought the cooperation of the media in formulating public opinion on the demand for granting Tribal status to the left out Nepali communities of […]

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Indrajatra Festival Celebrations-2015

Pleased to have attended the Indrajatra festival celebrations held at Manan Kendra. Addressing the Newari community gathered from across the State, I shared that awareness in terms of promoting every community’s language, literature, culture and tradition is the birthright of every individual.The State Government, over the years has fostered a positive growth in identifying and promoting the rich heritage of each and every community of the State, and Newari community is no exception. This community has contributed a lot towards Sikkim and its development. In fact, the history of Sikkim […]

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Inauguration of Rinchen Chholing Monastery

Inaugurated Rinchen Chholing Monastery at Meghidara, Rinchenpong in West Sikkim and offered prayers. Also, had a brief meeting with the members of Gumpa Committee where they placed the following demands and I assured to fulfill them at the earliest. 1. Eatablishment of Buddhist Study Centre at Rinchen Chholing Monastery. 2. Construction of a house for Rinpochee and a hostel for monastery students. 3. Construction of Manikhorlo (Prayer Wheels) at the Gumpa premises. 4. Construction of gate along with carpeting of approach road to the monastery.

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Gorkha Rashtriya Sanghoshti, Darjeeling

I attended the Gorkha Rashtriya Sanghoshti along with Shri Bimal Gurung, GTA Chief Executive, Shri RP Sharma, MP Tezpur, Assam and Shri PD Rai, MP Sikkim at Gorkha Rangmanch Bhawan, Darjeeling. At this national level meet, discussions and deliberations were held to further strengthen the demand for grant of Tribal status to the Nepali Speaking Gorkha community of India. I suggested for constitution of a committee comprising leaders/representatives of various Nepali speaking communities from respective regions to give further momentum to bring a logical conclusion to the demand. The problems […]

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State Disaster Risk Reduction Day, 2015

The State observed State Disaster Risk Reduction Day, 2015 at Chintan Bhawan, where a workshop was organized on disaster risk reduction. The programme was held to commemorate the 4th year of the disastrous earthquake of 18th September 2011. The State Government declared this day as State Disaster Risk Reduction Day – a day to resolve, resilience and commitment towards mitigation, prevention and preparedness. I shared the State Government’s future goal to adopt a grass rootapproach to disaster risk reduction, wherein the first responders of any disaster would comprise members of […]

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