Valedictory Function of Annual Training Camp of Sikkim 3rd Battalion National Cadet Corps, 2018

I was pleased to attend the valedictory function of annual training camp of Sikkim 3rd Battalion National Cadet Corps (NCC) at Kamrang College, South Sikkim. This was my first address to NCC students and I was very eager to meet them. In my address, I reminded them that NCC means discipline, dedication and devotion. For the cadets, development of character is of utmost importance and they should always endeavour to become good human beings. Selfless-service should be the motto of the cadets in their duties as well as in their lives. […]

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Jan Sampark Abhiyan under Barfung Constituency, 2018

I was pleased to meet the people from Barfung Constituency in a function organised at helipad ground of Ravangla. Addressing the gathering, I informed them that in the last 24 years of our governance the kind of development Sikkim has witnessed is not seen anywhere in the Country. Today, Sikkim is poverty-free and also has achieved 100% literacy rate. This means that now our people should be fully empowered and they should be able to decide for themselves what is best for them. There are no dearth of opportunities in […]

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Jan Sampark Abhiyan under Namthang-Rateypani Constituency, 2018

I was pleased to meet the people of Namthang-Rateypani Constituency in a function organised at Phongla Secondary School ground today. Addressing the gathering, I informed them that the life expectancy of our people has increased by an unprecedented 10 years in the last two decades. This has been possible only due to the progress and development that the State has witnessed in all spheres. Another indicator of development is the decrease in the birth rate. However, we do not want to encourage this trend as it may lead to dwindling […]

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State Day Celebrations, 2018

I was pleased to join the Hon’ble Governor, Shri Shriniwas Patil for the State day celebrations at Chintan Bhawan, Gangtok. Following are some of the highlights of my address: 1) On this auspicious day, it becomes befitting for us to remember the contributions made by the people of Sikkim for willfully joining the Indian Union. There is perhaps no such instance where the people of any country decide to join another country through a referendum. Today, after 43 years of statehood, the people of Sikkim are proud citizens of our […]

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Jan Sampark Abhiyan under Salghari-Zoom Constituency, 2018

I met the people of Salghari-Zoom Constituency in a public meeting organised at Pipaley, West Sikkim. Addressing the people of the constituency, I reminded them that when we took over the reins of the Government in 1994, 41% of the population of Sikkim was below the poverty line, with 10% of people living in extreme poverty. But today, Sikkim is a poverty-free state with around 90% of our people belonging to the middle class category. This sharp fall in poverty can be attributed to our pro-poor policies, with our Government […]

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Cabinet Meeting, 2018

Following are some of the decisions taken by the Cabinet on 12th May, 2018:- FOOD SECURITY AND AGRICULTURE DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT 1. Approval and sanction of Rs 2.58 lakhs as State Share for implementation of Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna. 2. Approval and sanction of Rs 4 crores for Sikkim Farmers Pension Scheme 2018. WATER SECURITY AND PUBLIC HEALTH ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT 3. Approval and sanction of Rs.149.06 lakhs for providing water supply scheme to Melli Gumpa Dara, Rural Marketing Centre . 4. Approval and sanction of Rs.168.85 lakhs for construction of […]

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Meeting with the SDF Party Functionaries of West District, 2018

I was pleased to meet the SDF Party functionaries from West District today in a function organised at Community Hall, Gyalshing. I expressed my heartfelt gratitude towards the Party functionaries for their hard work and dedication, due to which our Government has been in office for the last 24 years. I urged them to continue working in the same spirit and enthusiasm to take our Party to greater heights. We should not be complacent and rest on the laurels, instead set targets and achieve our goals. I added that personal […]

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Jan Sampark Abhiyan under Yuksom-Tashiding Constituency, 2018

I met the people of Yuksom-Tashiding Constituency at Kyongtey Helipad Ground. Addressing the people of the constituency, I told them that in the 24 years of our governance, we have endeavoured to provide quality life to our people, including quality health care, education facilities, social security, economic security and peaceful environment to lead their lives. The increase in the life expectancy of Sikkimese people by ten years is one of the evident results. Today, cervical cancer is one of leading causes of death in women. In order to save our […]

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Jan Sampark under Yangthang Constitueny, 2018

I met the people of Yangthang Constituency at Kyongsa ground in Gyalshing. Addressing the gathering I reiterated that the main objective behind this ‘Jansamparka Abhayan’ is to meet the people from the constituency and listen to their grievances and also address them. Further, we would want to take stock of the developmental works that have taken place in the constituency and assess the situation for bettering the facilities and living standards of the people. I talked on the neglected and dismal state of affairs in heath care and education sectors, […]

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Meeting with Government Officials of West District, 2018

I had a meeting with the Government officials of West District in the auditorium of Kyongsa Girls’ School, Gyalshing. Addressing the gathering, I appealed to them to be more responsible towards their duties and work with a sense of ownership. Government is a mere facilitator and a policy maker, whereas the Government employees have the all important job of implementing the policies. I urged them to therefore work with sincerity keeping in view the interest of the people of Sikkim. Officers should be exemplary, with the ability to inspire their […]

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