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Thursday, June 20, 2019 10:03:25 IST

Attended the Shrimad Bhagawata Mahapuran today at Gadi in Central Pendam. While addressing the devotees assembled there, I spoke on the importance of ‘dharma’ and ‘karma’ in every individual’s life. A person should be known for qualities like good heart and good deeds, instead of his caste, religion or appearance. As ‘dharma’ means to imbibe all the good and positive things in life, I urged everyone to be good human beings and follow the path of righteousness. I announced for construction of a Kali Devi Mandir at Gadi, for which […]

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Address of Hon’ble Mr Justice Kurian Joseph, Judge Supreme Court of India to the Legislators, Parliamentarians and State Government Officers

Felt extremely pleased and honoured to listen to Hon’ble Mr Justice Kurian Joseph, Judge Supreme Court of India during his address to the Legislators, Parliamentarians and State Government Officers in the presence of Hon’ble Mr Justice Satish Kumar Agnihotri, Chief Justice, High Court of Sikkim at Samman Bhawan, this evening. This programme can be termed a historic moment when all the three organs of the Government- Judiciary, Legislature and Executive had assembled together in the august presence of a judicial luminary like Hon’ble Justice Kurian Joseph. His illustrious background and reputation […]

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Platinum Jubilee Celebrations of Government Senior Secondary School, Samdong

Attended the Platinum Jubilee Celebrations of Government Senior Secondary School, Samdong, East Sikkim. During my address, I urged the students to avail the various educational facilities and opportunities provided by the State Government, including free education till college level. I also made the following announcements: 1. LKG and UKG classes will be started in all Government schools from the next academic session . 2. Pharmacy College will start functioning from next year. 3.A mandir will be constructed in the premises of Sanskrit University, Khamdong.

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Inauguration of Sidkeong Tulku Bird Park at Rabdentse, 2017

I inaugurated Sidkeong Tulku Bird Park at Rabdentse in West Sikkim and dedicated it to the people of the State. The park presently is built at an area of 2 acres of land. Feeling the need of converting this place into a full-fledged park of about 18 acres of land, I announced for in principle sanction of Rs.16 crores, which will be provided in the next financial year. Later in the day, I inaugurated Tashi Choling Dharma Centre in the presence of Kyabje Soktse Rinpoche at Khecheopalri in West Sikkim. […]

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Inauguration of the Mahatma Sirijunga Teyongsi Complex at Yumang Thegu in West Sikkim, 2017

Inaugurated and unveiled the 36 ft tall statue of Mahatma Sirijunga Teyongsi on his 313th Birth Anniversary at Yumang Thegu, Hee Kengbari in West Sikkim. Built at a cost of about Rs.13.95 crore, this bronze statue is the second highest statue in the world. The Complex also houses a Study Centre and will now be used for preservation and promotion of Limboo language, tradition, culture and heritage.This place will be symbolic of Mahatma Sirijunga, who will always be remembered for his immense contributions towards the upliftment of his community through […]

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Inauguration of the Upgraded and Beautified Mangal Baria Bazaar, 2017

Unveiled the Upgraded and Beautified Mangal Baria Bazaar and dedicated it to the people of the locality. While interacting with the local organic producers, I asked them to work hard and work towards reaping the benefits of Sikkim being an organic state. Later, I attended the function ‘Invigorating Young Minds in Shaping Nation’ at Mangal Baria Senior Secondary School ground where I addressed the school students and the local gentry. I apprised the gathering on numerous welfare schemes of the State Government that are aimed at encouraging our people to […]

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Namchi Mahotsav, 2017

Inaugurated the 3-day long Namchi Mahotsav at Central Park, Namchi. Such an event is an ideal platform to showcase our tradition and customs, which have to be preserved, promoted and linked to tourism. I also inaugurated the Organic Outlet of the Horticulture and Cash Crops Development Department at Shopping Plaza in Namchi Bazaar. In my address, I shared the fact that Sikkim’s diverse and rich culture must be advertised not only to boost tourism in the State, but should also be used as a tool to generate employment opportunities. Speaking […]

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Meeting with Hon’ble Union Minister Shri Pusapati Ashok Gajapathi Raju

Met Shri Pusapati Ashok Gajapathi Raju, Hon’ble Union Minister for Civil Aviation, Government of India, Shri Sudhir Raheja, Member Planning, Airports Authority of India, Shri BP Sharma, CMD, Pawanhans, Ms Usha Padhee, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation along with officials of State Tourism and Civil Aviation Department at Mintokgang. I apprised the Hon’ble Minister on the importance of the Airport as a means of connectivity for the people of the State and also for defense purpose in a border, hilly and a landlocked state like Sikkim. I also requested him […]

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Inauguration of Paruhang-Sumnima Mangkhim at Aho-Senti

Inaugurated Paruhang-Sumnima Mangkhim at Aho-Senti, East Sikkim and offered prayers for the wellbeing of people of Sikkim. Following are some of the highlights of my address:- 1. Our Constituion gives us the right and freedom to follow any faith and religion of our choice. We should therefore, while professing any religion, aim towards doing good deeds for the welfare and well-being of all sentient beings. 2. Our Government has been a secular Government in letter and spirit. We have given equal importance to all religions and faiths practised in Sikkim. […]

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National Milk Day, 2017

Attended the function on National Milk Day, 2017 on the occasion of Birth Anniversary of Dr Verghese Kurien, who is regarded as the ‘Father of White Revolution’ in India. At the outset, I spelt out the aims and objectives of cooperative societies, which is primarily an association formed for the welfare of the people and the society in general, instead of being a mere profit-making body. Targeting the farmers and the rural people present, I suggested for forming of the following Co-operatives: 1. Producers’ Cooperative Society which should focus on […]

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