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Thursday, June 20, 2019 09:51:53 IST

Foundation Stone Laying of Ethnic Cultural Center at Bariakhop, 2018

I attended the foundation stone laying ceremony of Ethnic Cultural Center at Bariakhop, West Sikkim. Sikkim is home to 3 major ethnic communities and 21 castes which are distinct from each other in tradition, culture, lifestyle, food habits and customs. This makes our society unique and diverse. It is therefore, imperative to preserve and promote the distinct identity and existence of every community and sub caste. With this objective, the centre is envisioned to depict and showcase the unique identity of every community, which I am sure will be a […]

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Zangdokpalri Temple Door Installation Ceremony of Denjong Mindrolling Gumpa at Tumlong, 2018

I attended the Zangdokpalri Temple Door installation ceremony of Denjong Mindrolling Gumpa at Tumlong, North Sikkim. The following are the highlights of my address:- 1. Outlining the various fields of developments that have taken place during the last 24 years of our governance, I emphasized on our endeavour to make Sikkim an exemplary State in the Country. 2. I urged the gathering to incorporate and practise the teachings of Buddhism in their lives instead of only limiting themselves to prayers and worship. 3. ‘Dharma’ is incorporating righteousness as a way […]

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Cabinet Meeting, 2018

Following are some of the decisions taken in the Cabinet Meeting held today at Samman Bhawan, Gangtok. SOCIAL JUSTICE EMPOWERMENT AND WELFARE DEPARTMENT 1. Approval and sanction of Rs.3022.79 lakhs and transfer the same to Sikkim State Child Development Society for implementation of ICDS Schemes in Mission Mode. 2. Ex- post facto approval and sanction of Rs.515.37 lakhs and release the same to Integrated Child Protection Scheme. 3. Ex-post facto approval and sanction of Rs.53.76 lakhs for providing water supply to Dodrupchen Chorten Gumpa Complex, Deorali, East Sikkim, Phase II […]

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Laying of Foundation Stone of Folk History Centre of Sikkim at Pastinga, Gaucharan in Assam Linzey, 2018

I laid the foundation stone of Folk Healing Centre at Pastinga, Gaucharan in Assam Linzey. I suggested it to be renamed as ‘Folk History Centre of Sikkim’ as this project will be a complete institution that will highlight and showcase the complete folk history of Sikkim ie, folk culture, folk music, folk lore, folk literature, etc. These old practices, believed to have been originated along with human history, will be preserved in this centre by linking it with the present day Sikkimese society and modern day tourism. This creative, innovative […]

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Laying of Foundation Stone of Ashta-Chiranjeevi Dham at Nagi, Namthang, 2018

I laid the foundation stone of Ashta-Chiranjeevi Dham at Nagi in Namthang, South Sikkim. I also inaugurated the 12-roomed School Building-cum-Multipurpose Hall and Mid-Day Meal Dinning Hall of Namthang Senior Secondary School and dedicated these new infrastructures to the students of this institution. A 54 ft bronze statue of Lord Hanuman along with 16ft statue each of Ashwasthama, Bali, Vyasa, Vibhishana, Kripacharya, Markandeya and Parshurama would be constructed to complete the group of ‘Ashta Chiranjeevis.’ According to Hindu belief, ‘Ashta Chiranjeevis’ are still alive on earth as they embody immortality. […]

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High Level Strategic Consultative Stakeholders’ Meeting on Namchi Smart City Mission, 2018

I attended the High Level strategic consultative stakeholders’ meeting on Smart City Mission at Community Hall in Namchi. The meeting discussed and deliberated on transforming the seven Council Areas in Namchi, including the Bazaar into unique eco-friendly, neat, clean green and a smart city. The project will ensure that important components such as healthcare facilities, education, public transport, drinking water supply, internet connectivity, disaster management, energy management are provided to the citizens of Namchi. A powerpoint presentation followed by an interactive session was also held to further discuss on issues […]

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Inaugural Function of the 2nd World Sustainable Development Summit

I joined the Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in the inaugural function of the 2nd World Sustainable Development Summit held at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. Hosted by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), the function was attended by representatives of 40 different Countries across the world. Organized under the broader theme of ‘Partnership for a resilient Planet’, the 3-day Summit will witness brainstorming interactive sessions involving policy makers, scientists, NGOs and environmental experts. Today evening, during the Plenary Session, I am delivering my presentation themed, ‘Partnering to create a […]

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My ‘Mith’ With a Rhododendron Tree

Most of you must be aware that the State Government has framed the policy of forging brotherhood relationship with trees which are located on their private holdings or on public land, by entering into a ‘mith’ or ‘mithni’ relationship. Under this policy, you can adopt a tree as your own child and the tree will be called an ‘adopted tree’. Or you can preserve a tree in remembrance of a departed relative in which case the tree shall be called a ‘smriti tree’. On doing so, you will be given […]

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Laying of Foundation Stone of the Statue of Lord Parshuram, 2018

I laid the foundation stone for the statue of Lord Parshuram at Barang,Tumin in East Sikkim. When completed, this will be the first and the only statue of Lord Parshuram in the country. With this project, Sikkim will have yet another pilgrimage-cum- tourist destination, which will increase the market value of the locality. It will also open up a host of employment opportunities related to tourism and business venture, for the local people, especially the youth. So, I called upon the people to take optimum advantage of the opportunities that […]

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All Sikkim Christian Summit, 2018

I was pleased to attend the All Sikkim Christian Summit, 2018 today at Jorethang. In my address, I emphasized the fact that our Government has always upheld the secular principle as enshrined in the Constitution, due to which Sikkim is a land of communal harmony and tranquility. I appealed to everyone to work towards giving continuity to peace and security that the State is known for. Recalling the days before we formed the Government, I spoke on the fact that the then Government neither gave any support to the Christian […]

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