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Sikkim Legislative Assembly for the 3rd budget session of 2015-16

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.

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Cabinet Meeting

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 […]

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Meeting of CMs of States/UTs chaired by Prime Minister in New Delhi.

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 […]

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Welcoming the first batch of Kailash Mansarovar yatris

Joined Hon’ble Governor Shri Shriniwas Patil in welcoming and congratulating the first batch of Kailash Mansarovar yatris through Nathula Pass on their successful completion of the journey at a function held at Raj Bhavan. Was happy to present mementoes to all the pilgrims and interact with them.

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’10 Minutes to Earth’, 2015

I joined Hon’ble Governor Shri Shriniwas Patil in observing the State’s unique calender event towards protection and preservation of the environment -“10 Minutes to Earth”. To mark the event, we planted saplings at VIP Colony premises. On the occasion, I also launched a book entitled “Sikkim Paryavaran Mahotsav 2014, A Brief Report“. I hope my fellow Sikkimese from all walks of life also participated in the plantation drive as done every year.

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Meeting with Chinese Ambassador

I met Chinese Ambassador H.E. Mr Le Yucheng along with his 4 officials at Mintokgang today. In a brief meeting, His Excellency was pleased to refer to the improving relations between India and China and the recent fruitful visit of Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to China. His Excellency talked about the opening of Nathula pass for trade in 2006 calling it a milestone in the India-China relations. He also called the recent decision to open an alternate route to Kailash Mansarovar from Nathula as happy incidence. His excellency […]

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1st International Yoga Day

I joined Hon’ble Governor Shri Shriniwas Patil at the 1st International Yoga Day celebrations held at Paljor Stadium. It was indeed wonderful to observe the yoga protocol being performed by the yog gurus and all participants. The 6000 years old ancient practice of yoga has now gained immense popularity which has been accepted and is being practised in more than 192 countries world-wide. Yoga helps to maintain unity of mind and body and also forms a vital link between man and Nature. It should not be practised for getting rid […]

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Flagging off the first batch of pilgrims for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra-2015 through Nathula Pass.

I joined Hon’ble Governor Shri Shriniwas Patil in flagging off the first batch of pilgrims for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra-2015 through Nathula Pass. To commemorate this historic occasion, I planted a sapling at Ridge Park complex and also jointly released a special postal cover of India Post to mark the occasion. I, on behalf of the Sikkimese people extended a hearty welcome and congratulated all the pilgrims for their Yatra to the holy shrine. I am extremely pleased to be a part of this occasion and wish that this route may […]

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Flagged off Rescue and Relief Operations for Nepal

As part of Operation Maitri of Government of India, I flagged off Rescue and Relief Operations team headed by Secretary, Land Revenue and Disaster Management Department carrying relief materials for the earthquake victims in Nepal from Government of Sikkim. The relief materials will be directly handed over to the authorities in Nepal. I thank the Government employees, Ministers, MLAs and all those who have generously contributed for the relief.

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Cabinet Meeting

The following decisions were taken by the Cabinet which met today on 20th May, 2015 1. SOCIAL JUSTICE EMPOWERMENT AND WELFARE DEPARTMENT Approval and sanction of Rs.386.25 lakhs for the implementation of Integrated Child Protection Scheme. 2. ENERGY AND POWER DEPARTMENT a) Review of the earlier decision of the Cabinet to scrap the Sawa MHEP. b) Continuation of the Sawa MHEP project. 3. DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL, ADMINISTRATIVE REFORMS, TRAINING AND PUBLIC GRIEVANCES Approval to create 2 posts of Driver in the Pay Band-1 of Rs.5200-20200 and Grade Pay of Rs.2400 […]

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