Sikkim Education Department Conduct Pariksha pe Charcha 2020 Event

Gangtok, January 20, 2020: The third edition of the Pariksha pe Charcha, an initiative of the Prime Minister Sri Narendra Modi involving students and teachers to discuss beating exam stress, was organised today at Talkatora Stadium, New Delhi.
In Sikkim, the live telecast of this event was witnessed by a large group of students, parents and teachers at Tashi Namgyal Senior Secondary School.
The programme at TNSSS was blessed by the Hon’ble Minister for Education Sri Kunga Nima Lepcha as the Chief Guest. While addressing the gathering, the Hon’ble Minister Sri Kunga Nima Lepcha thanked the students for being present in this programme despite it being Winter Vacation for the students. He also expressed his best wishes to the students for the forthcoming examinations and encouraged the students to face every challenges of life without fear with positive attitude.
Sri GP Upadhyaya, Additional Chief Secretary, Education Department, in his address to the students, expressed his happiness on the successful organisation of this event. He further urged the students to ponder upon the advises given by the Prime Minister today while interacting with the students, especially to have a strong family bonding and talk to family members.
Sri Bhim Thatal, State Project Director, Samagra Shiksha, in his welcome address, mentioned that this is the third edition of Pariksha pe Charcha and that nine students from Sikkim participated at Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi today.
During the interaction with the Prime Minister at Talkatora Stadium, a student of Namchi SSS, Master Dipesh Rai was chosen to ask question from Sikkim. He asked the Prime Minister about how to maintain balance between life and technology.
The programme had the presence of Sri Kapil Meena, Director (Higher Education), Mrs Hondala Gyaltsen, Director (School Education), Sri Ugen Lepcha, Director (Mid-Day Meal), Joint Directors, School Principals and other officers.
The programme concluded with vote of thanks from Mr. AD Chettri, Joint Director (East), Department of Education, Government of Sikkim.

An Awareness programme on Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services

Namchi January 20(IPR) : An Awareness programme on Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services was held at Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Namthang, today.
Hon’ble Minister for Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services Departments Shri.Lok Nath Sharma graced the occasion as the Chief Guest in special presence of the Hon’ble Minister-cum-Area MLA, Namthang Rateypani Constituency Shri Sanjeet Kharel as the Guest of Honour.

During the programme, e-Voucher benefit distribution programme under MI Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana(PMKSY) Scheme was officially launched by the Hon’ble Minister. He handed over token of various facilities including construction of GENAP tank, Green House, Cold Storage Unit, Vegetable Collection Centre, Vermicompost Unit. Besides, farmers also received Sintex and Polypipe, Carnation Cultivation, Gerbera Cultivation, Maize seeds, Soil Health Card and live piglets of Hampshire breed, Cowpea ( Bodi), Kharif Fodder Seed, Backyard Poultry, Chaff Cutter, Rearing of Lactating Jersey Cow and Intensive Carp Fish Farming and subsidized loan.

In his address Minister Sharma outlined the agriculture as the important source of livelihood and added that the State Government is dedicated and committed to uplift Sikkimese people from consumer to producer.

Encouraging farmers in vegetables and milk production, he informed that the State Government will provide financial incentives for vegetable growers and milk producers from the next financial year 2020-21. The State Government has left no stone unturned to ensure progress and prosperity of the farmers as envisioned by the Hon’ble Chief Minister. Further, he directed the concerned department to develop every VLW centre as a model farming centre of empirical study for the farmers.

He also announced to establish Stockment Centre and Milk Collection Centre at Niz-Ramyang GPU. The Minister assured to introduce new technology in the state to encourage fisheries farm and increase in vegetables in the year 2020. The state government is formulating an effective strategy to protect cultivation’s from wildlife interference and to reopen Gaucharan etc., he added.

Minister-cum-Area MLA Shri Sanjeet Kharel marked the event as a historic day for the farmers as the state government has distributed facilities of more than Rupees One Crore for Namthang Rateypani Constituency. The present state government has given top priority to Agriculture, Health and Education sector. He also motivated unemployed youths to adopt agriculture as a source of livelihood and also advised to initiate dairy and goat farming.

Pr. Secretary Agriculture and Horticulture Shri R. Telang encouraged farmers towards agricultural profession and drew lights on sustainability and income generations through this profession. He also underlined advanced technology emerged in the agriculture farming sector and incentive’s the farmers to sell their agricultural produces after proper processing and packaging. He also touched upon planning of urban cluster for vegetables and contract farming.

Secretary Horticulture Shri M.T. Sherpa threw lights on ongoing schemes and programmes of Horticulture Department while the Secretary Agriculture Shri Rinzing C. Bhutia highlighted various schemes and programmes of Agriculture Department. He also informed that the department will distribute Soil Health Card to a total of sixty six thousand people in the state, which began from Namthang today.
Director Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services Shri N.B. Chettri elaborated existing schemes and programmes of various sections implemented under the department. Managing Director, Sikkim Milk Union, Dr. A.B. Karki spoke on various activities recently taken up by the Milk Union and encouraged farmers for surplus production of milk.

At the onset, Minister Sharma along with the officials visited vegetable farm, demonstration unit of German Angora Rabbit, Goattery, Poultry, low cost Mushroom Unit, Technology Demonstration Unit within the premises of KVK.
The Minister also interacted with the staff and took details of various activities and further advised them to develop KVK as a model in all types of activities to encourage and support the villagers.

The dignitaries and the farmers also saw technical demonstrations based on Zero Budget: Natural Farming/ No dig farming in the field.

Beti Bachao Beti Padhao week starts in north Sikkim

Mangan, January 20 (IPR): Celebration of “Beti Bachao Beti Padhao week” starts in north Sikkim from today which will conclude on January 26.For this, Additional District magistrate Shri.Surat Gurung announced the calendar of events in a District Task force Meeting which was held at DC conference hall.On January 20, a district task force and block task force meeting, signature campaign, Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao pledge ceremony was organized in district administrative centre, Mangan and all the blocks.

After this, on January 21, door-to-door joint campaign with AWW & ASHA , paste Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao sticker with massage in all the visited houses, Public buildings, panchayat offices etc. will be organized.

On 22 January, drawing, painting and writing competition among school children will be organised in schools.

Sensitization programme on value of girl child in any society and Social meetings will be held on 23 January, on the same day CDPOs will identify local champion and engage them in awareness programmes.

National Girl Child Day will be celebrated at Zilla Bhawan on January 24, where PPT on Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, cultural programme, Distribution of baby box to celebrate birth of girl child and felicitation will be organised.

Talk shows on health & nutrition, PC & PNDT Act, CSR and Child Protection will be held on January 25, while Felicitation to local champions, best girl friendly panchayats, best SMC, best front line workers, supervisor, CDPOs, best girl achievers in sports, academics, culture etc will be organised on January 26.

Concluding day of 7th CPA India Region Conference

Lucknow, Jan 19: On the concluding day of 7th CPA India Region Conference, Hon’ble Speaker, Sikkim Legislative Assembly, Shri. L.B. Das and Hon’ble Deputy Speaker, Shri. Sangay Lepcha met the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath.

The Hon’ble Chief Minister of UP presented a copy of the publication titled ‘The Tangible Culture Heritage of Humanity- Prayagraj Kumbha 2019’ to the Hon’ble Speaker and Hon’ble Deputy Speaker

Hon’ble Governor attended the Golden Jubilee Celebration of Chaurasia Samaj

Jamshedpur, Jan 19: Governor of Sikkim, Shri Ganga Prasad attended the Golden Jubilee Celebration of Chaurasia Samaj at Tulsi Bhavan, Jamshedpur today.In his address, the Governor congratulated the Chaurasia Samaj and all the members on the completion of 50 years of establishment of the Samaj. He gave the message of unity to society and urged the members to work together for the betterment of the society.“I wish the Chaurasia Samaj a joyous celebration of Golden Jubilee celebration and the service of humanity in future as well. I want people to carry forward the message of cleanliness so that others could also be motivated” said the Governor.The Governor remembered the members of the Chaurasia Samaj both past and present, for having contributed, and for being part of the great achievement of Samaj during the last 50 years of its existence.

12th Statistics Olympiad by CR Rao Institute of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science (AIMSCS)

Gangtok, Jan 19: The 12th Statistics Olympiad was conducted today at Deorali Senior Secondary School on 19th January 2020 by AIMSCS, which is a Premier Institute in the country from Hyderabad. This examination is conducted by the Institute to encourage those with an aptitude for numbers
and numerical reasoning. With the effort of the Education Department, Government of Sikkim and the CR Rao AIMSCS, Hyderabad, the examination centre was established in Sikkim. Gangtok is the only
centre for this examination from the entire North East India. Throughout the country and SriLanka, examination was conducted in 27 centres. A total of 1516 students were registered for 2 levels (Junior – Class IX & X, Senior – Class XI, XII and Degree 1st Year) out of which 1021 students were present. The eligibility for this examination is that the student should have
scored more than 70% marks in Mathematics in the preceding year.
For Gangtok Dr U Yugandhar, Director (Management Services) himself came to conduct the examnation. In Sikkim 100 Students were registered in Junior level out of which 74 were present. To motivate the students, their entry fee was paid by Samagra Shiksha, Education Department.Our State has recorded 74% attendance, which is more than the national average of 67%.Out of all the 27 centres Sikkim stood 3rd in the maximum level of participation next to Karim Nagar, AP and Trivandrum. The exam was in line with the Mathematics and Science Olympiads. Our Students got the first-time exposure to such competitive Scholarship examinations. Though it was winter vacation, the students were found enthusiastic and
many of the students felt the exam quite interesting.

11th SARAS Sikkim Trade Fair

Jorethang,19th January(IPR): The 11th Sikkim Sale of Articles of Rural Artisan Society (SARAS) Trade Fair 2019-2020 which is an exhibition cum sale organised by Sikkim Rural Livelihood Mission under Rural Development Department, Government of Sikkim is being showcased at New SNT Complex, Jorethang until 23rd January.

This trade fair provides a platform for rural entrepreneurs from across the country as well as Sikkim to showcase their products such as Self Help Groups home-made artefacts, house decors, paintings, garments, food and organic produces, jewellery, biodegradable articles and many more. This fair boasts about rural artisans and their finess in their own respective handloom and handicrafts works.

It maybe mentioned here that a total of 203 stalls has being setup in this fair. Out of which 158 participants belongs to Sikkim and other 45 participants are from states namely that of Nagaland, Manipur, Meghalaya, Uttar Pradesh, Assam, Jammu and Kashmir, Kerala, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Haryana and Goa.

Conclusion of 9th All India Chief Ministers Gold Cup International Football and Jorethang Maghey Sankranti Mela

Jorethang, 19th January (IPR): The finals for 9th All India Chief Ministers Gold Cup International Football Tournament was played during the concluding day of Jorethang Maghey Sankranti Mela at Jorethang Playground today. Chief Minister Mr. Prem Singh Tamang (Golay) graced the occasion as the chief guest. Also present were Cabinet Ministers, Area MLA cum Chief Patron Mela Committee Ms. Sunita Gazmer alongside Political Secretary to the Chief Minister, Chairpersons, Advisors, members of Jorethang Mela Organizing Committee and South Dostrict Football Association.

The finals were played between Shillong RSC and Oil India FC wherein the former emerged winner of the tournament with a score of 2:1. The Chief Minister handed trophy and certificate to the winners and runners up. Donald Diengdoh from Shillong RSC was named as hero of the match.

Sikkim Wins Eastern India Science Fair 2020

Kolkata, January 18, 2020(IPR): The 45th Eastern India Science Fair (EISF) 2020, which was held from 14th to 18th January 2020 in Birla Industrial and Technological Museum (BITM), Kolkata concluded on 18th January 2020. This year Duga Secondary School from East Sikkim with its model “Smart Pollution-free Ayurvedic Industrial Model” won the best exhibit Acharya PC Roy Trophy among the 11 North East and Eastern States including West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand and Odisha. The student participants Master Iksha Hang Limbu and Ms. Aastha Tamang won a trophy, citation and a cash award of ₹ 11,000/- (Rs Eleven Thousand) each. The teacher guide Mr. Purna Bahadur Rai, Graduate Teacher (Mathematics) also won a citation and cash award of ₹ 2000/- (Rupees Two Thousand).
This is the third year in succession when Sikkim has won the coveted award after five days of grueling judgment. This year, 11 schools from Sikkim had participated in the EISF 2020 after winning the State Level Science, Mathematics and Environment Exhibition 2019-20 held in Government Senior Secondary School, Deorali from 26th to 28th November 2019.
Sikkim Participates in Pariksha pe Charcha, New Delhi: In another news, a team of 09 students from different schools of Sikkim escorted by two officials of Samagra Shiksha have today reached New Delhi to participate in the interactive programme of the Prime Minister called Pariksha pe Charcha. The programme is being held at Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi on January 20, 2020, where the Prime Minister will interact with students from all corners of the country.
In Sikkim, the Parihska pe Charcha will be held at TNSSS where about 2000 students are expected to participate and witness the live telecast/broadcast of Pariksha pe Charcha at 11 am on January 20, 2020. The programme will be live on air through the Doordarshan and MHRD YouTube channel