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Monday, January 21, 2019 11:59:30 IST

124th Birth Anniversary of Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar

Today, I joined Hon’ble Governor Shri Shriniwas Patil on the occasion of 124th Birth Anniversary of Bharat Ratna Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar and paid homage in the functions organized at Sikkim Legislative Assembly complex and Chintan Bhawan. Since Ambedkarji believed in humanity and equality for all, I urged the gathering to respect, uphold and practise his ideals. We should try and do good deeds that are above caste, creed, religion and community. On the occasion, I announced to introduce Ambedkar Scholarship to the topper of Chief Minister’s Meritorious Scholarship (class […]

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Golden Jubilee celebrations of Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisation

Pleased to have attended Sai Jyoti (Festival of Inner Joy) to mark the Golden Jubilee celebrations of Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisation at Paljor Stadium, Gangtok. Shared my thoughts on teachings being imparted by Gurukuls. A good learning atmosphere in Gurukuls are built together by Gurus and the Shisyas. Such type of value and life-based education are of utmost importance and the need of the hour. Spoke about Dharma and its importance in our lives. People should know the fact that despite the existence of numerous religions, all religions teach […]

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Inaugurated the newly constructed Sikkim Institute of Higher Nyingma Studies (SHEDA) at Pangthang

Inaugurated “Plant Conservatory” at Bulbuley and laid the foundation stone of Interpretation Centre at Plant Conservatory complex. In order to modernize forest check-posts in the State, I launched Mobile App for online realization of revenue. Later, I also inaugurated the newly constructed Sikkim Institute of Higher Nyingma Studies (SHEDA) at Pangthang. While interacting with the monastic students, I urged them to adopt Buddhist philosophy and to make its divine teaching a way of life. The rich Buddhist culture and its heritage need to be preserved and promoted duly upholding its […]

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Sikkim Build Expo 2015

Inaugurated Sikkim Build Expo 2015, a three-day mega event of construction industry at M.G. Marg, Gangtok. I visited the exhibition stalls put up by various Departments of the State Government, and other National and International construction companies. Also met the artistes from Nepal who gave their performances. I hope events of such kind will be beneficial to the people and the State.

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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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