Tendong Lho Rum Faat Celebrations, 2018

I was happy to attend the ‘Tendong Lho Rum Faat’ celebrations held today at Saramsa Gardens. Following are some of the highlights of my address:- 1. I consider ‘Tendong Lho Rum Faat’ as the oldest festival of Sikkim as the people of the Lepcha community are the oldest tribe of Sikkim. It can thus be said that the history of Sikkim begins with the Lepchas, who are earliest inhabitants of our land. Keeping such historical facts in mind, our Government has always ensured that our Lepcha brethren are granted their […]

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State Level Sammelan for Rural and Urban Local Bodies, 2018

I chaired the ‘State Level Sammelan for Rural and Urban Local Bodies’ today at Manan Kendra, Gangtok. This is an important calendar event where elected representatives of the State come under one roof in order to discuss and deliberate on further strengthening the Panchayatiraj institutions in the State. These kind of meetings are also aimed at resolving all issues and problems faced by the rural people through constant dialogues and discussions. So, our Panchayats and urban body representatives should not take the ‘sammelan’ as a mere meeting for giving their […]

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204th Bhanu Jayanti Celebrations, 2018

I attended the 204th Bhanu Jayanti celebrations, held at Manan Kendra. Remembering Bhanu Bhakta Acharya, I stated that this day should not be seen merely as a day to celebrate his birth anniversary, but it should also be a celebration of Nepali literature and culture, and above all a festival of being Nepalis. The legendary poet’s contribution to Nepali literature, culture and tradition is immeasurable, and now it is on us to take the rich legacy forward. I felt very happy to know that the theme for this year’s Bhanu […]

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Concluding Day of the Two-Day Session of Sikkim Legislative Assembly.

Attended the concluding day of the two-day session of Sikkim Legislative Assembly. The three Bills which were introduced in the House yesterday were unanimously passed by the House. Among others, the Demands for Excess Grants and Appropriation forF2011-12 and the First Supplementary Demands -for- Grants for 2018-19. which I had presented yesterday as Minister In-Charge of Finance, Revenue and Expenditure, were both passed by the House during the Financial Business. As the Minister-In Charge of Finance, Revenue and Expenditure Department, I introduced the Appropriation Bills for the Demands for Excess […]

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First Day of the Two-Day Session of Sikkim Legislative Assembly

Attended the first day of the two-day session of Sikkim Legislative Assembly. Obituary reference condoling the untimely demise of Shri Gopal Lamichaney, former Member of Sikkim Legislative Assembly was made and two minutes’ silence was observed by the House as a mark of respect to the departed soul. In my reference, I remembered Shri Gopal Lamichaney as a true social worker, virtuous legislator, a leader who championed the cause of the SC community and a very good human being. In the list of Legislative Business, following three Bills were introduced […]

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Football Tournament-cum-Mass Umbrella Mela, 2018

It was indeed a wonderful moment for me to address the gathering of Party functionaries, youths and the local gentry of West District at ‘Football Tournament-cum-Mass Umbrella Mela, 2018’, held today at Kyongsa Ground, Geyzing. The function was organized by the SDF Party, West District Committee to encourage young football players of the District. I was extremely pleased to know that over 6000 players, right from the ward level participated in this tournament that commenced from 1st June, 2018. The Party functionaries of West District have done a praiseworthy job. […]

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Jan Sampark Abhiyan under Rangang-Yangang Constituency

I concluded my 32 days ‘Jan Sampark Abhiyan’ by meeting and interacting with the people of Rangang-Yangang Constituency today at Lingmoo, South Sikkim. In my address, I highlighted on the progress that the State has witnessed in all spheres in the last 24 years.Our pro-people and innovative policies have catapulted Sikkim as one of the best-performing states in the Country- a giant leap from being the poorest and the most backward state just more than two decades ago. Novel initiatives like the organic mission has brought us national and global […]

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Urban Janta Mela cum-‘Jan Sampark Abhiyan’

Attend ‘Janta Mela’ organized for urban areas- cum-‘Jan Sampark Abhiyan’ , where I interacted with ‘lamas’(monks) as well as the people from the three constituencies of Gangtok, Arithang and Tadong at Khel Gaon, Resithang, Ranka, today. This is for the first time that our Government has organised ‘Janta Mela’ for the ‘lamas and the under-privileged from urban areas. Over the years, it is evident that our people have focused only on the fulfillment of their needs and desires, rather than thinking of larger interest and welfare of the State- a […]

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Inauguration Ceremony of the Sikkim Judicial Academy

I was happy to be present along with the Hon’ble Chief Justice, Shri Satish Kumar Agnihotri for the inauguration ceremony of the Sikkim Judicial Academy at Sokeythang today. Some of the highlights of my address are:- The establishment of Sikkim Judicial Academy is a very important milestone in our journey towards establishing an equitable society. I am confident that the Judicial Officers and Lawyers of Sikkim will benefit immensely from the establishment of this Institute. Such judicial training and imparting legal knowledge will surely enhance the proficiency of lawyers and […]

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10th Anniversary of ‘Ten Minutes to Earth’

On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of ‘Ten Minutes to Earth’ programme, I was happy to plant a sapling at Plant Conservatory, Bulbuley, East Sikkim, today in a function organized by Forests, Environment & Wildlife Management Department. I directed Principal Secretary, HRDD-cum- Additional CS, to ensure that our teachers and school children take active participation in this plantation drive. The students should also be made responsible to take care of the plants, ensuring they grow into full-fledged tress, bushes, shrubs, flowering plants as the case may be. Mere plantation […]

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