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Sunday, May 19, 2019 23:16:29 IST

Sikkim Red Panda Winter Carnival, 2018

I felt proud and happy to name and declare Shri A.R. Rehman, the Music Maestro, who has earned name and fame for our great Nation globally through his imposing musical talent, as the ‘Brand Ambassador of Sikkim’ during the inaugural ceremony of the 4th edition of the Sikkim Red Panda Winter Carnival-2018 at Paljor Stadium, Gangtok. I on behalf of the people of Sikkim, thank and honour Rehman ji for this gesture shown towards the people of Sikkim, and also for his love for the people and the State. I’m […]

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Flag-off Ceremony for Newly Recruited Youths of Sikkim in the Indian Army, 2018

I attended the Flag-off Ceremony for Newly Recruited Youths of Sikkim in the Indian Army at TNA School Ground. Congratulating the 109 new recruits, I exhorted them to work selflessly and give their valuable service to our great Nation. To motivate these young men, I urged them to be disciplined and bold individuals, ready to face any challenge in life. I spoke on the fact that life is not always a bed of roses. There will be hurdles to cross and hardships to face. But one should never lose hope during […]

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Pabyuik Naitam Tourism Festival, 2018

I attended Pabyuik Naitam Tourism Festival, 2018 at Government Secondary School ground, Pabyuik, East Sikkim. I visited the stalls of three ethnic communities of the State, flower exhibition and other various stalls showcasing Sikkim’s rich culture and tradition. I informed that with our consistent efforts and good governance, the State has made rapid strides in all spheres. Now it is time that people change their mindsets as per the need of the hour. As a pro-poor and pro-people Government, we have been fulfilling all the needs and necessities of the […]

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Visited the Kisan Bazaar Building at Gangtok

Visited the Kisan Bazaar Building at Gangtok, which is under construction, and gave the following directions /suggestions to the officials of UD&HD:- 1. Shops should be allotted exclusively to rural farmers. 2. 1st and 2nd floors should be made an open space for rural farmers to sell their produce. 3. Construction of washroom and kitchen in 1st and 2nd floors for farmers who come to sell their produce. 4. Only organic products should be allowed to be sold.  5. Construction of the Bazaar should be completed before 31st March 2018. […]

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My Visit to STNM and Manipal Hospital

Began the New Year, 2018 by paying a visit to STNM Hospital yesterday, wherein I met around 300 patients. In my one-to-one interaction with them, I extended my New Year greetings, and also apprised them about our policy of referring patients outside the State, along with grant of financial aid. Assuring them of not only Government assistance but also my personal support at all times, I also urged them to stay strong-mentally and psychologically- during their time of ailment. Similarly, today, during my visit to the Central Referral Hospital Manipal, […]

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Chief Minister’s New Year Message

A Message to the People of Sikkim on the Eve of the New Year, 2018 On the eve of New Years, I, on behalf of the government, my SDF family and my family members, wish my dear people of Sikkima very happy new year. In this new year, I hope that all my fellow Sikkimese citizens are able to realize their dreams and achieve all the plans that you set forth for the new year. I hope that there is peace in your family and that your children learn well […]

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Losoong celebrations at Barfung

Attended the Losoong celebrations at Barfung, South Sikkim. In my address, I underlined the fact that Losoong is not only an auspicious festival of the Sikkimese Bhutia community marked by festivities and merry-making, but it also highlights the rich heritage, culture and tradition of the Sikkimese people. I spoke about the progress and development that the State has witnessed in various sectors, especially with regard to women empowerment. Women of our state should therefore utilize the rights and privileges granted to them for marching ahead of their male counterparts and contribute […]

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Cabinet Meeting

Following are some of the decisions taken in the Cabinet Meeting held today at Samman Bhawan, Gangtok:- HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT 1. Approval of academic programme and activities and financial sanction of Rs.701.84 lakhs under SCERT and DIET. 2. Approval and sanction of Rs.52.89 lakhs for payment of land compensation & other standing properties for construction of new approach road from Gyalshing Sakyong Road to Lower Bhaluthang in West Sikkim. ROADS AND BRIDGES DEPARTMENT 3. Approval and sanction of Rs.54.42 lakhs for payment of land compensation & other standing properties […]

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23rd Anniversary of Government Formation of Sikkim Democratic Front

Attended the 23rd Anniversary of Government Formation of Sikkim Democratic Front at Manan Kendra. I am sharing with you some of the highlights of my address:- 1. We, whether legislators, other public representatives and Officers, should keep in mind that our duties in our official capacities are not for any personal means. Our sole responsibility is to serve the people and the State and contribute towards Nation-building. Keeping this in mind, I urged the gathering to work with the objective of fulfilling the hopes and aspirations of the people. I […]

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Silver Jubilee celebrations of Government Junior High School, Gumpa Ghurpisey

Attended the Silver Jubilee celebrations of Government Junior High School, Gumpa Ghurpisey at Namchi. In my address, I apprised the gathering on numerous policies and programmes framed by the State Government for the welfare of the people. I urged all to seriously take up organic agriculture related trade to benefit themselves and earn good returns. I emphasised on integrating a sense of responsibility and ownership on the part of our people in all public related works. I informed that education has been a priority sector of the State Government, duly […]

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