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Wednesday, November 14, 2018 09:15:53 IST

Meeting with Hon’ble PM, Shri Narendra Modi

Had the privilege and pleasure  of  calling  on Shri Narendra Modi, Hon’ble PM at 7 Race Course Road, New Delhi on 6th April, 2015. In the meeting that lasted for about 40 minutes, I presented different developmental and other issues of Sikkim. 1. Invited the Hon’ble PM to visit Sikkim to declare the completion of fully Organic State to be achieved by Sikkim in the last week of December 2015 or January 2016. This visit of the Hon’ble PM would also be utilized in laying the Foundation Stone of the […]

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Counselling and allotment of seats for students selected under Chief Minister’s Merit Scholarship scheme

The State Government’s scheme of providing scholarships to meritorious students from Class VI by sponsoring their studies in reputed public schools in the State and other parts of the Country is very dear to my heart. In this regard, today I attended the counselling and allotment of seats for students selected under Chief Minister’s Merit Scholarship scheme for the academic session 2015 at Chintan Bhawan. The aim of this scheme is to instil competitive spirit amongst the young students and above all, to provide opportunities to the promising children from […]

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Interaction with the students at Girls’ Senior Secondary School, Kyongsa, Gyalshing

Continuing with my tour of the West District, I addressed the students of Gyalshing and adjoining areas at Girls’ Senior Secondary School, Kyongsa, Gyalshing on 1st April, 2015. Spoke about the importance of education and urged the students to develop leadership quality, critical thinking and decision- making, which will enable them to tackle any kind of problem in life. I also appealed to the students to take full benefit of free education being provided by the State Government and also not to take it for granted by any means. As […]

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Interactive session with Drivers’ Association, Business Community and Gyalshing Nagar Panchayat .

I had a fruitful interactive session with Drivers’ Association, business community and people under Gyalshing Nagar Panchayat at Gyalshing Bazaar. Apprised the gathering about numerous welfare measures and developmental initiatives being taken by the State Government. Welcomed all suggestions put forward and assured to address on priority all issues being raised. I announced the following based on demands placed by the Area MLA: 1. Social Housing Scheme to be taken up for the welfare of urban poor. 2. Office of Motor Vehicle and S.N.T to be shifted at an identified […]

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Foundation stone laying ceremony of Vocational College at Dentam

Today, I attended the foundation stone laying ceremony of the State’s first Vocational College at Mangmu Dentam in West Sikkim. While addressing the school students of Dentam and nearby areas, I highlighted on the importance of education and urged the students to study hard and give their best in whatever field they choose. Students should not only aim at becoming successful individuals but good human beings as well. It is essential for every student to develop requisite skills to be successful in today’s world. Informed about numerous schemes and scholarships […]

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Inaugurated Tenzing Hillary Memorial Park in Uttarey

Inaugurated Dentam Rhododendron Tourism Festival-2015 at Uttarey, West Sikkim. It is really heartening to see the people of the State pro-actively promoting tourism and engaging themselves in tourism- related activities. Events of this kind will certainly project the ethos, diverse culture and rich heritage of the State. Today’s festival was marked with the inauguration of Jalapa Devi Mandir at Dentam, Titanic Park, an important tourist infrastructure and Tenzing Hillary Memorial Park in Uttarey. Assuring positive consideration to the various demands placed by the Area MLA, I announced the following : […]

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8th Lampokhari Tourism Festival-2015 at Aritar

Inaugurated the three day long 8th Lampokhari Tourism Festival-2015 at Aritar. While addressing the gathering, I urged them to adopt tourism as a new age profession and to promote village tourism in their respective villages. Informed about the State Government’s effort to provide facilities towards promotion of tourism sector in the State. Felt happy to visit various food stalls and exhibition stores of diffrent Departments and other local organisations. I also announced Rs 1000 per month Pension/Bhatta to all differently abled educated youths, also assured to fulfill all genuine demands […]

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Education in Sikkim

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Mahatma Gandhi   “Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.” –Martin Luther King Jr.   When we look at the history of education in Sikkim, we can see that we never had amongst us great thinkers and philosophers like Confucius and Plato, who could guide our thought and knowledge as they did in ancient China and classical Greece respectively. The western world was fortunate to have witnessed the great works and […]

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Foundation stone laying ceremony of Apparel and Garments Manufacturing Centres in Sikkim

Yesterday I joined Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar Hon’ble Minister of State for Textile (Independent Charge) Government of India for the foundation stone laying ceremony of Apparel and Garments Manufacturing Centres in Sikkim. I apprised that the State Government has always encouraged the local youth for skill development programmes. The State Government has established 41 Livelihood Schools and Sikkim was also the first State in the country to start a full fledged Directorate of Capacity Building. I expressed my gratitude to the Government of India for its decision to set up […]

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Akhil Bharatiya Vedic Sammelan-2015

Today, on the concluding day of Akhil Bharatiya Vedic Sammelan, I was happy to interact with the distinguished Vedic Gurus and Scholars who had gathered from various parts of the country at Chaar Dhaam, Namchi. I emphasised on the need of preserving and promoting the rich Vedic literature. Vedic literature is indeed a glorious text which imparts life oriented knowledge. I urged everyone to propagate Vedantic teachings and messages so that our society is filled with knowledge and wisdom. It was also good to receive suggestions from the learned scholars. […]

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