I was pleased to meet Shri Bimal Gurung, Chief Executive of Gorkha Territorial Administration (GTA) and his team. I extended a warm welcome to the Chief Executive and his team to Sikkim. We interacted on important matters related to socio-political-economic issues. In brief, after our discussions, it was collectively resolved to proceed in the following manner towards the larger interest of the society and the people: 1. To work in unison to address National issues with regard to Nepali speaking Gorkha people within the framework of the Constitution of India. […]
As part of our ongoing interactive programme with school students, today, I addressed students of over 17 schools under Ravangla Sub-Division at Tathagata Tsal, Ravangla. I shared my dream of making the young minds of Sikkim more competitive, capable and the most efficient human resource. I urged the students to utilize the various opportunities created by the State Government and equip themselved with requisite skills in order to face the challenges of the modern world. I also inaugurated a printing and a bakery shop which will be run by Self […]
Attended the 21st College Foundation Day celebrations of Namchi Government College, one institution which is very close to my heart. In my speech, I recalled the early days in 1995 when the State had only one college and how we managed to establish this institution for socially, economically and educationally backward students of South and West districts inspite of lack of infrastructure available at that time. But today, this college has been transformed into a model college, equipped with modern facilities and infrastructure. I urged the students to be competitive, […]
I attended the 69th Independence Day celebrations at Paljor Stadium. On behalf of Sikkimese people, I paid my tribute to all the great leaders and freedom fighters who laid down their lives for a free India. Their contributions and sacrifices will be remembered by all. We must all cherish our freedom and liberty but at the same time we should be aware of our duties and responsibilities. I presented Police Medals, State Meritorious Service Awards, Certificate of Appreciation and also felicitated and gave awards to the toppers of Class X […]
I inaugurated Edusat Hub & Studio at DIET Building, Lower Burtuk and simultaneously interacted with students of over 35 schools across the State. I am sure that with this Edusat Hub, which are virtual classes will impart education catering to the needs of students of every nook and corner of the State.
The last day of the ongoing session of the Sikkim Legislative Assembly for the 3rd budget session of 2015-16 concluded today with the passing of General Budget for the financial year 2015-16. The House also passed Sikkim Appropriation Bill, 2015 and Demands for Grants for the remaining departments. I presented reports on Medium Terms Fiscal Plan for Sikkim, 2015-16 to 2017-18, Half Yearly Review Report of the Trends in Receipts and Expenditure in relation to the Budget 2014-15 and Annual Consolidated Report on the Accounts of the Local Bodies, Sikkim […]
Offered tribute to Late Dr APJ Abdul Kalam in the 2nd day of Sikkim Legislative Assembly for the 3rd budget session of 2015-16.The House was adjourned for the day as a mark of respect to the departed soul.
Attended the 1st day of Sikkim Legislative Assembly for the 3rd budget session of 2015-16. I paid homage to Late Shri Loden Tshering Lepcha and Late Shri Balchand Sarda former members of SLA and suggested to rename a road in North Sikkim in honour of Late Loden Tshering Lepcha. I presented the Annual Budget for the Financial Year 2015-16, amounting to Rs. 5669.97 crore, comprising Rs. 2900.49 crore under Plan and Rs. 2769.48 crore under Non-Plan Account. I also introduced the Sikkim Online Gaming (Regulation) Amendment Bill.
The following were approved and sanctioned by the Cabinet which met at Mintokgang on 23rd July, 2015. HOME DEPARTMENT 1. Approval and sanction of Rs.31,87,255.81/- for the purchase of two Buses for 2nd IRBn. 2. Creation of new department for the implementation of Skill Development Programmes in the Sate in line with the creation of the new Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India. 3. Approval and sanction for purchase of one bus for 1st IRBn at a total cost of Rs.23, 24,002/- FINANCE REVENUE AND […]
Attended the Meeting of CMs of States/UTs chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi at 7 Race Course Road, New Delhi.The meeting was on confirmation of the minutes of the 1st Meeting of the Governing Council, NITI Aayog, Land Amendment Bill etc. I confirmed the minutes of the 1st Meeting of the Governing Council and informed the House that all programmes launched under the initiative of NITI Aayog and the Government of India are being fully supported by the State Government. Also informed that Programmes given to the Sub Groups […]