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Sunday, April 21, 2019 01:02:45 IST

Rashtriya Ekta Diwas and Rashtriya Sankalp Diwas-2015

The State observed Rashtriya Ekta Diwas and Rashtriya Sankalp Diwas to commemorate the birth anniversary of Late Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and death anniversary of Late Indira Gandhi at Manan Kendra. I paid homage to the great leaders who dedicated their entire life for the country. The observance of Rastriya Ekta Diwas from 2014 is indeed a befitting tribute to one of the greatest leaders of India. The contribution of Sadar Vallabhbhai Patel is immeasurable. Also, joined the Rashtriya Ekta Diwas March from Manan Kendra to Titanic Park. Later, I attended […]

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Inauguration of the 96 MW Jorethang Loop Hydro Electric Project

Inaugurated the 96 MW Jorethang Loop Hydro Electric Project, on Rangit river developed by Dans Energy Pvt Ltd at Majhitar, South Sikkim. It’s a proud moment for us as this project is an exemplary success story of our industrialisation policy, initiated since the year 2000. I am glad that the commissioning of this power project will increase the State’s capacity in power generation and supply. I thank and congratulate the Chairman & MD of Dans Energy Pvt. Ltd Shri T Nagendra Rao and his team. Also, thank the present and […]

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Cabinet Meeting

Approval and sanction of Cabinet on 27th October, 2015 1. Rs.100 crores for purchase of power during the current financial year 2015-16 as budgetary support from Non-Plan. 2. Ex-post facto approval and sanction of Rs.48,88,859/- for hosting 29th TCC & ERPC meeting in February 2015 at Gangtok. 3. Amendment to the Second Schedule to the Government of Sikkim (Allocation of Business) Rules,2004 with regard to transfer of administrative control of SREDA to Energy & Power Department. 4. Rs.50 lakhs for implementation of CATCH programme. 5. Grant of Rs.2,80,00,000/- and Rs.81,21,000/- […]

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2nd day of the 4th International Tourism Mart for the North East Region-2015

Attended the 2nd day of the 4th International Tourism Mart for the North East Region-2015 along with the Hon’ble Minister of State for Tourism and Culture (I/C) & MoS (CA), GoI, Dr. Mahesh Sharma at Saramsa Gardens. Addressing the gathering of esteemed delegates from the Country and different parts of the world, I shared that the State Government has accorded top priority to the tourism sector as the new employment generating engine for the people of Sikkim in the 21st century. Our strengths lie in our rich and diverse environment […]

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Inaugural function of the 4th International Tourism Mart for the North-East Region-2015

Pleased to join Hon’ble Minister of State for Tourism and Culture (I/C) & MoS (CA), GoI, Dr. Mahesh Sharma at the inaugural function of the 4th International Tourism Mart for the North-East Region-2015 at Saramsa Gardens this evening. I had a brief meeting with the Tourism Secretary, Government of India and other dignitaries where issues related to tourism development were discussed in the presence of the Hon’ble Minister. I am happy that the Minister asked us to submit proposals on new projects to the Ministry and it will be positively […]

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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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