Gist of My Central Pendam Lecture – Part One Love is fundamental to the profession of teaching. A teacher who is not inspired by his or her love for kids is a mere government employee. A student who is focussed on materialistic ambition is pursuing education for the wrong reason. Education equips people with the skills to live purposefully. The legacy of India’s glorious academic history somehow hasn’t been perpetuated. The fallacious idea of Anglicization is detrimental to our linguistic growth. Disowning the vernacular is an unfortunate phenomenon. We must […]
I attended the Pang Lhabsol celebration programme and offered prayers at Karma Thekchenling Monastery in Rabongla, South Sikkim. Pang Lhabsol is the festival of worshiping nature and also known for infusing the feelings of unity and brotherhood amongst Sikkimese people . In my address, I urged the people to live in complete harmony and unity and to rise above caste, creed and religion. I also appealed to everyone to adopt organic farming practices which helps in protectng mother nature. I am glad that the organising committee chose the theme organic […]
The following were approved and sanctioned by the Cabinet which met at Samman Bhawan on 22nd August, 2015. LAND REVENUE AND DISASTER MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT 1. Creation of following posts under Sikkim State Disaster Management Authority: i. Control Room Operator – 03 ii. Office Assistant -01 iii. Driver- 02 TOURISM AND CIVIL AVIATION DEPARTMENT 2. Post-fact approval of the Pakyong Airport MoU signed with the Government of India by the State Government on 30th June, 2015. Approval and sanction of Rs. 42.07 crores as compensation to households affected by the […]
I was pleased to meet Shri Bimal Gurung, Chief Executive of Gorkha Territorial Administration (GTA) and his team. I extended a warm welcome to the Chief Executive and his team to Sikkim. We interacted on important matters related to socio-political-economic issues. In brief, after our discussions, it was collectively resolved to proceed in the following manner towards the larger interest of the society and the people: 1. To work in unison to address National issues with regard to Nepali speaking Gorkha people within the framework of the Constitution of India. […]
As part of our ongoing interactive programme with school students, today, I addressed students of over 17 schools under Ravangla Sub-Division at Tathagata Tsal, Ravangla. I shared my dream of making the young minds of Sikkim more competitive, capable and the most efficient human resource. I urged the students to utilize the various opportunities created by the State Government and equip themselved with requisite skills in order to face the challenges of the modern world. I also inaugurated a printing and a bakery shop which will be run by Self […]
Attended the 21st College Foundation Day celebrations of Namchi Government College, one institution which is very close to my heart. In my speech, I recalled the early days in 1995 when the State had only one college and how we managed to establish this institution for socially, economically and educationally backward students of South and West districts inspite of lack of infrastructure available at that time. But today, this college has been transformed into a model college, equipped with modern facilities and infrastructure. I urged the students to be competitive, […]
I attended the 69th Independence Day celebrations at Paljor Stadium. On behalf of Sikkimese people, I paid my tribute to all the great leaders and freedom fighters who laid down their lives for a free India. Their contributions and sacrifices will be remembered by all. We must all cherish our freedom and liberty but at the same time we should be aware of our duties and responsibilities. I presented Police Medals, State Meritorious Service Awards, Certificate of Appreciation and also felicitated and gave awards to the toppers of Class X […]
I inaugurated Edusat Hub & Studio at DIET Building, Lower Burtuk and simultaneously interacted with students of over 35 schools across the State. I am sure that with this Edusat Hub, which are virtual classes will impart education catering to the needs of students of every nook and corner of the State.
The last day of the ongoing session of the Sikkim Legislative Assembly for the 3rd budget session of 2015-16 concluded today with the passing of General Budget for the financial year 2015-16. The House also passed Sikkim Appropriation Bill, 2015 and Demands for Grants for the remaining departments. I presented reports on Medium Terms Fiscal Plan for Sikkim, 2015-16 to 2017-18, Half Yearly Review Report of the Trends in Receipts and Expenditure in relation to the Budget 2014-15 and Annual Consolidated Report on the Accounts of the Local Bodies, Sikkim […]
Offered tribute to Late Dr APJ Abdul Kalam in the 2nd day of Sikkim Legislative Assembly for the 3rd budget session of 2015-16.The House was adjourned for the day as a mark of respect to the departed soul.