Hon’ble Governor begins his premier tour of West Sikkim


Gyalshing, 27th November, 2018 (IPR): The Hon’ble Governor Shri. Ganga Prasad began his premier tour to West Sikkim today. The Hon’ble Governor was accompanied by MLA Yangthang, Ms. Chandra Maya Subba; Shri. K. B. Limboo, Chairman, Poultry Board; DC West; ADC West; SDPO and HODs of Line Departments.
The Hon’ble Governor visited the famous Pemayangtse Monastery where Captain Yongda accompanied the Governor whilst explaining the Monasterys inception, Genesis and other aspects. He then visited the Sidkeong Tulku Bird Park at Rabdentse followed by the visit to Chenrezig Shingkham Riwo Potala, after which he proceeded towards Chumbung Gram Prasashan Kendra (GPK) where he interacted with public and progressive farmers of Chumbung GPU.
In his brief address to the public gathered at the Chumbung GPK he expressed his gratitude for being able to visit West Sikkim which he feels is blessed in all aspects. He mentioned that the farmers role towards the promotion of Organic Farming is massive and their effort towards this mission has not been futile. He urged the public to participate more actively in spreading Organic Farming in the state. He also advised the District Administration and public to work cooperatively and excel in the state in regards to Organic Farming and other similar activities. He further presented a token of gratitude to the GPK for their hospitality.

The Hon’ble Governor also visited the Khecheopalri Lake and Darap where he spent time with the Panchayats and locals. Thus, concluding the 1st day of his 2 days visit of the West District of Sikkim.
The Hon’ble Governor is scheduled to meet the District Officials of West Sikkim tomorrow prior to his departure for Gangtok.

The Electoral literacy Club of Namchi Sr. Sec. School held a painting competition

Namchi, 26th November: The Electoral literacy Club of Namchi Sr. Sec. School held a painting competition on 21th Nov 2018.The theme of the painting was ELECTION CAMPAIGN. It was conducted in the presence of nodal officer Ms. Lakpa Doma sherpa and nodal Asst.Ms. Dharani Sabba.there were total 10 students from class ix who participated in the competition. Out of 10 students the first place was bagged by Piyush Pal of class ix.The nodal officer appreciated his work by giving away a token of love.

Hon’ble Governor Shri. Ganga Prasad and First Lady Smt. Kamala Devi arrives at Pelling, West Sikkim.

Gyalshing, 26th November, 2018 (IPR): The Hon’ble Governor Shri. Ganga Prasad accompanied by the First Lady Smt. Kamala Devi arrives West Sikkim for his official 2 days visit of the West District of Sikkim.
The Hon’ble Governor of Sikkim is scheduled to interact with public and farmers of Chumbong GPU along with the tentative visitation of Rabdentse, Chenrezig Shingkham Riwo Potala, Pemayangtse, Darap and Khecheopari along with some other places of interests in West Sikkim.

Golden jubilee celebration at Temi tea garden attended by the Hon’ble Governor Of Sikkim Mr. Ganga Prasad along with the first lady Ms. Kamala Devi

Namchi, 26th November(IPR): The Governor Mr. Ganga Prasad along with first lady Ms. Kamala Devi attended the prelude of the golden jubilee celebration at Temi tea garden today. Present amongst others were Managing Director Ms.
Mrinalini Srivastava, Manager Mr. L.T. Bhutia and the tea garden workers at large.

The Governor visited the Temi tea factory wherein he engaged with the factory workers, gauged the various organic tea production and tasted the variety of teas including the final autumn flush.

Addressing, the gathering Governor Mr. Prasad extended his congratulations to the Temi tea fraternity in successfully accomplishing the journey towards the golden jubliee celebration. He applauded how the tea garden has flourished since it’s inception in 1969 and attributed towards the hard work of the tea garden workers alongside stakeholders and the Sikkim State Government. Additionally, he encouraged the garden workers to work with diligence as this garden has it’s own unique legacy which is the premium organic tea garden of Sikkim. The Governor highlighted that the tea garden attracts a huge number of domestic and international tourist and urged the attendees to maintain the garden’s heritage and to further aim to reach golden heights through the production of quality tea leaves which is filled with it’s own character, aroma and rich organic flavour thereby bringing laurels to the state.

The Governor and the first lady also distributed the various aids to the tea workers as a part of the golden jubilee celebration. Earlier, the Governor visited NHPC Teesta Stage V Hydro Electric Power Project at Balutar in which Chief Engineer In-Charge Mr. S. Khatuwa briefed the Governor on the production and various other functioning of the project.

Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship on a two day visit to Sikkim


Gangtok, 26th November (IPR): Hon’ble Minister of State of State for SkillDevelopment and Entrepreneurship Mr. Anant Kumar Hegdearrived in the capital last evening.

The main objective of his visit is to discuss and update the initiatives undertaken by Ministry of Skill Development, Government of India with the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Sikkim.

This morning, the Hon’ble Minister called on the Hon’ble Governor at Raj Bhawan, where they had a succinct talk and after that the Hon’ble Minister visited the Government Fruit Preservation, Singtam. He was accompanied by the Secretary, Ms. C.C Bhutia and the Additional Secretary, Ms. Sunita Pradhan of Skill Development & Capacity Building, Government of Sikkim. The Managing Director, Mr. Pawan Awasthy gave a round of the factory and the Hon’ble Minister was shown around the factory where the MD explained how every product is made from organic products and packaged and manufactured. The Hon’ble Minister then interacted with the staff of the factory.

After that, the Hon’ble minister visited ITI, Rangpo and had an interactive session with the students and faculty. The Hon’ble Minister was welcomed by the faculty where he had an interactive session with the students who apprised him on their courses and skill development. A presentation on ITI Rangpo was also made and the Hon’ble Minister encouraged and stressed on the upscale of skills with preparedness.

Constitution Day at Manan Kendra

Gangtok, 26th November  (IPR): The Constitution Day was celebrated today at Manan Kendra under the guidance of the Chief Secretary Shri A.K.Shrivastava.

This year the country is celebrating the 128th Birth Anniversary of Dr. B.R.Ambedkar who was also the Chairman of the Drafting Committee of the Constitution which was finally adopted on 26th November 1949. The Government of India has thus decided to celebrate 26th November as the Constitution Day.

In his short address, the Chief Secretary, Shri. A.K.Shrivastava spoke about the various features of Indian Constitution and its importance to the country. He also read out the Preamble of the Indian Constitution which was followed by all those present.

Chief Secretary, Shri. A.K. Shrivastava, Additional Chief Secretary Finance-cum-Development Commissioner, Shri. V. B. Phatak, HoDs, officials and staffs of various departments were present.

The Governor Shri Ganga Prasad’s visit to DAV, Public School at Rangit Nagar

Namchi, 26th November(IPR): The Governor Mr. Ganga Prasad visited DAV, Public School at Rangit Nagar today. Present amongst others were Principal In charge Mr. N.C. Jha , General Manager in-Charge Rangit Power Station NHPC Mr. A. K. Grover alongside teachers and students at large.

Addressing, the gathering Governor Mr. Prasad spoke in brief about the excellent performance of DAV Public School and urged the students to aim for greater height in the future. The Governor detailed about the historical background of the school, it’s establishment and updated that DAV schools also function in various parts of the country. Additionally, the Governor brought to light that this DAV school should focus to be one of a kind school in Sikkim wherein the education is at par to an international standard. The Governor informed that education is extremely important for the holistic development of the students which shapes the life of any students. With regards to education the Governor implored that it is in the hands of the teacher to provide quality education and thus they should hone the overall skill and talent of the students.

Principal -in-Charge presented a brief school report in which he elucidated that the co-educational higher secondary DAV school was established in the year 1995 by the acclaimed DAV group of institution. The school provides state of art, science and computer laboratories , library, indoor hall and highly enabled teachers.

During the course of the program Governor Mr. Prasad was also felicitated by Rangit Nagar NHPC limited along with the institute.

Awareness programme on International Day For Prevention of Violence Against Women

Rhenock, 24th november (IPR) :  One day awareness programme on International Day For Prevention of Violence Against Women was organised by the Sikkim State Commission for Women in collaboration with One Stop Centre under Social Justice empowerment and welfare department at Rhenock Block Administrative Centre- East Sikkim. The programme was attended by Mr. B.L.Adhikari- B.D.O,Officials and Staffs of B.A.C. Rhenock, Panchayat President,Aganwadi Workers,members of Asha, S.H.Gsand the staffs of the Women Commission and One Stop Centre.

Ms.Chimmi D.Bhutia spoke on various Safety measures in terms of government delivery structures functioning in the State. Further she also highlighted the importance of networking with the other stakeholders like Police, Health and voluntary organisations etc in working towards safe environment for women. Information on one stop centre and women helpline under Social Justice Empowerment and Welfare Department was also emphasised to make people aware of such facilities provided by the Government. Ms. Chong Chyoki spoke on various forms of violence against women and highlighted various provisions of Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, Sexual Harassment of women at workplace Act, Human Trafficking and
POCSO. The programme ended with a group discussion on existing social issues.