This year, we celebrate the 23rd Foundation Day of our Party, the Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF). On 4th March, 1993, we formed and established the Party for the welfare of our masses, the poor, the downtrodden and for the youth. We had the avowed objective of practicing democratic principles and ideas to restore democratic ideals and bring about order and security in the lives of the common people, whose voices were hitherto either stifled or not heard by “the powers that be.” The SDF Party rose to become the mouth […]
My best wishes and blessings to all our dear students appearing in the Board Examinations, 2015 for Class X & XII. I would once again like to remind our students that the State Government grants rewards to first 3 Toppers in X & Class XII every year. Grants of Rs 1 lakh, Rs 75,000/- & Rs 50,000/- are given to 1st, 2nd & 3rd toppers respectively in Class X and also for the 3 Toppers from Science, Commerce, Humanities and Vocational streams in Class XII. Give your best!
Today, I inaugurated the three day long Yakten Village Tourism Festival-2015, at Bojeytar, Pakyong. I am pleased to see that all rural areas of Sikkim are ready to take a big leap forward in establishing itself as major regional tourist destinations. Apart from showcasing the rich traditions of all ethnic communities of Sikkim, the event of this kind will undoubtedly promote Sikkim as the land of fairs and festival and provide ample job opportunities duly promoting our traditional cuisine, folk culture, organic products etc. On the occasion, I released two […]
Today, I was immensely pleased to attend the Coordination Meeting of Panchayats under Namchi-Singhithang and Poklok-Kamrang Constituencies. As Panchayats play a key role in development and strengthening democracy, I urged them to be responsible and work sensibly towards the welfare and wellbeing of the common people.I assigned them the task of making people of their respective wards aware of various schemes and opportunities being created by the State Government. I also assured to sort out all issues put forth by the Panchayats and address other suggestions/inputs highlighted during the interactive […]
When we launched the Chief Minister’s Merit Scholarship in 2010, our sole aim was to fulfil the dreams and aspirations of several bright children who were unable to study in prestigious schools due to financial constraints. Since we believe in upliftment of the underprivileged, we thought it pertinent to start a scheme which would benefit children belonging to such families. We did not want any child in Sikkim to feel left out and discriminated based on economic condition. Moreover, our aim was also to instil a competitive spirit amongst our […]
The following were approved and sanctioned and decisions taken by the Cabinet which met at Samman Bhawan on 23rd February, 2015. ECCLESIASTICAL AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT 1. Approval and sanction of Rs.93,42,042 and 50% advance payment to SIMFED to the tune of Rs.40.10 lakhs towards procurement of furniture for Monastic and Sanskrit Pathsala school buildings. HORTICULTURE AND CASH CROP DEVELOPMENT 2. Approval and sanction of Rs.117.09 lakhs under National Mission on Medicinal Plant for the year 2014-15 and transfer the fund to Mission Director (NMMP). DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS AND HERITAGE 3. […]
With immense pleasure, I inaugurated the two day long Losar-cum-Tourism Festival-2015 at Anden Wolung Gumpa complex, West Sikkim and offered prayers. I visited eight different traditional food stalls. While addressing the gathering of dignitaries and local people, I informed that the State Government has protected and promoted the festivals of all communities of Sikkim. I appealed the gathering to support collectively the Government’s initiative to make Sikkim the first Organic State. After achieving the total organic status we will work to make Sikkim a carbon-free place in the world .This […]
Today, on the ceremonious occasion of Losar, the Tibetan New Year, I met and interacted with members of Tibetan community of Sikkim at Mintokgang. I apprised the community that I am working earnestly towards promotion of Buddhist philosophy and an important policy in this regard would soon be framed to protect and promote the interests of Sikkimese Tibetan community. On their invitation, I also agreed to attend the 80th Birthday celebrations of His Holiness Dalai Lama which would be celebrated on 6th July at Chandmari in Gangtok.
Today, I chaired the 3rd Board Meeting of Sikkim Biodiversity Board at Chintan Bhawan. While interacting with the Board Members, I appealed to them to be responsible and work towards controlling the adverse changes and damages to Nature due to the irresponsibility of mankind. Necessary steps should be taken to ensure a sustainable environment for our future needs. Apart from highlighting our ‘Green Initiatives’, I also urged everybody to come up with possible solutions to further preserve and protect our environment. It has been due to the concerted efforts of […]
Hon’ble Prime Minister, Chairman NITI Ayog Shri Narendra Modiji, Vice Chairman Shri Arvind Panagariya, Hon’ble Members, Ex-officio Members, Special Invitees, my esteemed colleague Hon’ble Chief Ministers, Lieutenant Governors of Union Territories, Officers of the Government of India, State Governments, ladies and gentlemen. It is a great honour to be a part of this new initiative wherein the erstwhile Planning Commission has given way to a new platform for carrying out the agenda of National Development by giving a new mechanism for development, the NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India). […]