I met Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi, Hon’ble Union Minister for Women & Child Development, Government of India at Mintokgang.

In our brief interaction, I informed the Hon’ble Minister about the various initiatives for environment conservation taken by the State Government, such as ban on use of plastics, ban on killing of wildlife and organic farming. I am happy to share with you that Smt Gandhi was very appreciative of our efforts in all spheres, particularly with regard to organic farming and ant-rabies campaign. In fact, she made a particular mention on Sikkim being the only state in the Country to earmark fund in the annual budget for animal welfare.

As the first Organic State of the world, Smt Gandhi suggested that Sikkim should be a teacher to the rest of the Country and the world on this form of farming. I assured to give full support and assistance in making her Constituency, Pilibhit fully organic.

I am humbled for being called the ‘Best CM of India’ by the Hon’ble Minister. I hope to live up to her expectations and I thank her profusely for her kind words.