Action Plan for Drug Demand Reduction organized by Social Justice & Welfare department

Gangtok,November 21:(IPR) Press Conference on Activities under State Action Plan for Drug Demand Reduction organized by Social Justice & Welfare department was held at Conference hall of Palzor Stadium today.
Hon’ble Minister Social Justice & Welfare and Health Dr. M.K. Sharma who chaired the conference stated that the productive youths are indulged in drugs which has been a serious social problem in Sikkim and everyone have been running away from solutions. Therefore, he appealed the people, NGOs, media fraternity and individual to come together and combat such social problems through awareness and different activities. He also highlighted Action plan activities to be organized under Social Justice and Welfare department, Government of Sikkim :
1. Children’s Parliament on 25.11.19 on substance abuse amongst children and adolescent in the State.
2. Phoenix cup -a football tournament amongst the rehabilitation and detoxification centres in the State wef 28 to 3rd December.
3. Cultural activities by rehabilitation centres and special students.
4. Painting competition in the Districts to be organised by District Child Protection Unit on the same theme.

Earlier, Secretary Social Justice & Welfare department Smt. Dhan Jyoti Mukhia briefed on the activities under State Action Plan for Drug Demand Reduction. She said that this is for the first time that mass campaign would be initiated by the department and appealed everyone’s participation.

Hon’ble Minister Shri Lok Nath Sharma attended a cultural programme organised on the occasion of Conference cum Buyer Seller Meet

Gangtok, November 21: (IPR)Hon’ble Minister Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services Shri Lok Nath Sharma along with his spouse Smt. Meena Gurung attended a cultural programme organised on the occasion of Conference cum Buyer Seller Meet organised at hotel Lemon Tree here in the capital, this evening.

Hon’ble Minister offered Khadas and presented token of memory to all the foreign delegates from thirteen countries in presence of Principal Secretary Agriculture and Horticulture Departments Shri R.Telang, Secretary Horticulture Shri MT Sherpa and Secretary Agriculture Shri Rinzing C Bhutia, Indian Exporters, FPOs, Private Entrepreneurs Public Sector Undertakings.

Minister, Commerce & Industries, Launches MIS for Industries

Gangtok, Nov 21: (IPR) Minister for Commerce & Industries, Government of Sikkim, Shri. B.S. Panth launched the Management Information System (MIS) for industries of Sikkim at Tashiling Secretariat today. Additional Chief Secretary, Commerce & Industries Department, Dr. Thomas Chandy was also present on the occasion.

The MIS will provide a platform for all industrial units to record their details on various aspects of industrial operations on a regular basis.

On the occasion, Minister Shri. Panth stated that this was a new initiative of the State Government to make it easier for departments to monitor the activities of the industrial units. He said that this will also make it easier for the units to provide information required by government departments as they don’t need to visit each and every department to convey information.

Additional Chief Secretary, Dr. Thomas Chandy, while thanking the Government for its support to the industrial sector said that this new platform would enable the various departments like Labour, DESME, Health to access and share information easily and also analyse the data relating to industrial activities historically in digital mode. He stated that the application would be upscaled subsequently to bring more and more functions into its ambit.

The MIS will be accessible to all industrial units including micro, small and medium industries as well as large industries. The Commerce & Industries Department will provide log-ins to all units and they would be able to log-in and feed information regularly on the system. The analysed data will also be put in the public domain, it was informed.

Each Thursday Counselling Day was conducted by DC East

Gangtok,November 21: (IPR) First session of Each Thursday counselling Day was conducted by DC East Raj Yadav, IAS and ADC East Bharani Kumar IAS today. It was very impressive and positive in terms of curiosity of students to learn something. In Two hrs session DC & ADC both cleared all doubts of students and described all the career options available after 12th & graduation. DC also spoke about Civil Service preparation, Smart Study, How to read, Time management, Importance of Civil service Preparation etc in detail.
Anyone who want to come can attend the counselling on Thursday in DC office after getting registered yourself by calling on 03592-284444 & 7477411494/9434103133.

Hon’ble Minister for Forest, Mines Minerals & Geology and Science & Technology-cum-Area MLA Kabi-Lunchok chaired a coordination meeting with Panchayats members and head of office under Kabi Lungchok constituency

Mangan, November 21: (IPR) Hon’ble Minister for Forest, Mines Minerals & Geology and Science & Technology-cum-Area MLA Kabi-Lunchok chaired a coordination meeting with Panchayats members and head of office under Kabi Lungchok constituency at community Recreation centre, Lingchom Tingda, North Sikkim, today.

The meeting was attended by the Zilla Adhyaksha, North, Smt. Namdu Lepcha, District Collector, North, Shri Tenzing T. Kaleon, Additional District Collector, Development, North, Shri Somnath Adhikari, HoDs from various departments, Panchayat members of the constituencies and the local public.

Objective behind conducting the meeting was to bring efficiency, improvisation and close coordinated work culture among the government officials and panchayat members of the district in various developmental fields.

Minister Shri Bhutia in his address, emphasized on the importance of self- created and sustainable employment opportunities by the local governance body for the local youth through sports and from other avenues of tourism.

He urged to the Panchayats to create an efficient system of local governance which is only possible through change of their mindset in field of holistic development.

Minister stressed that the repairing of NH roads of Kabi is one of most prior matter which plays vital role for tourists to ply to the North district.

In addition, the Minister called the public to approach before his office regarding any grievances for which he assured to take the matter to the higher authority for redress.

Zilla Adhyaksha, North, Smt. Namday Lepcha expressed her delight on seeing a fruitful co-ordination meeting between the Panchayats and the Line Departments. She said that the Panchayats are mediator who is responsible in carrying the grievances of the people to the competent authority, thus Panchayats should work as a proactive social workers, she added.

In the meeting the DC/N, Shri Kaleon, stated that the Sikkim has all the components to be a first class state across the country, in order to achieve this each and every citizen of the State must enhance their skill development and entrepreneurship skill with behavioural modification.

Furthermore, the DC directed the HoDs to maintain attendance, punctuality and proper record keeping in office paper works for efficient functioning of Government offices.

The Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri P. S Tamang attended the wedding ceremony of former Union Minister and Lok Sabha

Shillong November 21: (IPR)The Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri P. S Tamang today attended the wedding ceremony of former Union Minister and Lok Sabha, MP, Ms. Agatha Sangma and blessed the couple in Shillong.
Ms. Agatha Sangma is daughter of former Lok Sabha, Speaker Lt Shri P. A. Sangma.
Agatha’s husband Mr. Patrick Rongma Marak works at the North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences.
Ms. Agatha Sangma is also sister of the Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Shri Conrad Sangma.

Hon’ble Minister for Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services visited Veterinary Stockman Centre running in a rented house at Tumin Dhanbari

Tumin Dhanbari, November 21: (IPR) Hon’ble Minister for Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services Shri Lok Nath Sharma visited Veterinary Stockman Centre running in a rented house at Tumin Dhanbari, this evening.

He took stock on the availability of medicine facilities, manpower and directed staff to avail veterinary services round the clock . He also directed them to report to the higher authority, immediately, in case of having any shortage in requirements.

Thereafter, he visited another Stockman Centre which was fallen into delapidated stage before its inauguration and directed departmental official to submit estimate report for repairing and necessary maintenance work so that the rented Stockman Centre can be shifted to its own infrastructure.

Later, the Agriculture Minister visited rented VLW centre at Tumin Dhanbari and took details of the Stock Register and minutely checked issue of facilities to the beneficiaries.
Further he encouraged VLW along with the field workers to submit authentic field based report and to be more proactive to increase productivity of the farmers in their interest. He also advised officials to find out required land for departmental infrastructure and submit estimate report for furtherance of action.