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Friday, December 14, 2018 09:56:07 IST

Meeting with State Government Employees of Group C&D, 2018

My Dear Government Employees, Over the last few months, I have come to understand that some of our State Government employees, specially the Group C&D are expressing their unhappiness regarding the Pay Committee recommendations. It must be remembered that as the Chief Minister, I take it as my responsibility to look after the needs and welfare of our employees, whom I consider the pillar of State administration as well as my partners in State-building. I therefore, felt it pertinent to hold deliberations so as to provide the best possible pay […]

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Inauguration of Sikkim Government College of Nursing and Integrated AYUSH Hospital

I inaugurated Sikkim Government College of Nursing and Integrated AYUSH Hospital at Multi Speciality Hospital complex, Sochakgang, Gangtok today. The College of Nursing is one of the best colleges in the entire Northeast region with state-of-the-art labs for training and teaching purpose along with library-cum-conference hall, nursing foundation lab, computer centre and hostel facility. I am confident that sons and daughters of Sikkim will definitely benefit from this institute, where the course is imparted free of cost. I hope to see a pool of capable human resource of nurses, both […]

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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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