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World Entrepreneurs’ Day, 2018

I was pleased to meet and interact with young and budding entrepreneurs of the State on the occasion of ‘World Entrepreneurs’ Day’ held today at Samman Bhawan. At the outset, I urged the youth to have a positive mindset. Though we are living in the 21st century, but our thoughts and mindset are still very archaic, with majority of the people suffering from what I call the ‘third world mindset syndrome’. The youth need to break away from the conservative thinking of considering only government jobs as employment. I informed […]

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72nd Independence Day Celebrations, 2018

It was a pleasure for me to attend the Independence Day celebrations at Paljor Stadium , Gangtok today. I am sharing with you some of the highlights of my Independence Day address:- 1. Extending my warm wishes to the people of Sikkim, I also paid rich tributes and homage to our leaders, with whose efforts the Nation was able to secure independence. We must also remember that today is not just a day to celebrate the contributions made by our forefathers, or pay homage to the martyrs, but a festival […]

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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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Cabinet Meeting, 2018

Following are some of the decisions taken in the Cabinet meeting held today at Samman Bhawan:- DEPARTMENT OF SKILL DEVELOPMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP 1. Approval and sanction of Rs.2 crores as Grants-in-aid to State Institute of Capacity Building . FOOD AND CIVIL SUPPLIES AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT 2. Approval and sanction of Rs.479 lakhs for the construction of three food storage godowns under Border Area Development Programme at 13th Mile JN Road, Talkharka and Lachen. FORESTS, ENVIRONMENT AND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT 3. Approval and sanction of Rs.45, 99,764/- for purchase of […]

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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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Cabinet Meeting, 2018

A Cabinet meeting was held today at Samman Bhawan, wherein it was decided to increase the reservation in jobs for Scheduled Castes (SC) from 4% to 5%. Following are some of the other decisions taken :- ENERGY AND POWER DEPARTMENT 1. Approval of draft Sikkim State Electricity Regulatory Commission (Recruitment and Conditions of Service of Employees) (Amendment) Regulations, 2018. URBAN DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING DEPARTMENT 2. Approval and sanction of Rs.57,83,000/- for widening of Sonam Tshering Marg (Kazi Road) from Keepsa Hotel to Power Station, Gangtok. 3. Approval and sanction of […]

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