Asar Mahotsav celebrated at Lingchom in West Sikkim

Gyalshing, 30 Jun (IPR): The ‘Asar Mahotsav’ organised by Sarvodaya Samaj was celebrated with grandeur at Lingchom in Gyalshing, West Sikkim.

Chief guest for the auspicious programme was Hon’ble Minister for FS&ADD, H&CCDD, AHLF & VS, IPR & Printing Departments, Shri L.N. Sharma, who was accompanied by Shri B.H. Limboo, Hon’ble Minister for PHE and Water Security as the guest of honor.

Shri L.N. Sharma, in his address, mentioned the achievements of the newly formed government under the leadership of Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri P.S. Tamang (Golay). He then strongly urged the public to participate in agricultural practices. He mentioned that he has advised the officials of his departments to visit the districts in order to understand the plight of the public at ground level so as to come out with possible solutions.

He further informed about the PM Scheme of giving financial aid to the farmers of Sikkim under the PM Kisan Scheme where an amount of Rs. 6000/- would be given to farmers in 3 installments as an honorarium for their contributions.

As an encouragement to the farmers, he informed that the establishment of Collection Centers would soon come into existence along with the concept of selecting a Model Village in each of the four districts of Sikkim where priority would be given to the agricultural growth practices.

Furthermore, he stated that all possible help would be extended by the government to help Sikkim’s farmers.

Shri B.H. Limboo spoke on the significance of ‘Asar Mahotsav’, how it was celebrated before and how it has progressed over the years. He also asked all officials to extend their helping hands for the benefit of the farmers.

The programme featured paddy planting ceremony by the chief guest and guest of honor along with other dignitaries and guests. The programme also had quiz competition, cultural extravaganza and other activities like mud football, volleyball, etc.

Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri P.S. Golay meets doctors from Sikkim in Siliguri

Siliguri, 29 Jun (IPR): Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Prem Singh Tamang (Golay) met 25 doctors from Sikkim who are currently practicing in Siliguri at various hospitals.

He seeked suggestions from these doctors as to how the medical status of the State could be improved so that basic healthcare facilities could be provided for the benefit of the Sikkimese people.

The Sikkimese doctors shared various ideas with the HCM with regard to the upliftment and improvisation of the current healthcare service in the State which was acknowledged by the HCM with full appreciation. He also raised concern over the growing rate of diseases such as cancer, kidney problems and heart related issues and solicited their help with valuable inputs so that it can be implemented in the State.

The HCM also shared the present government’s ideas to improve heathcare services with steps such as using the old STNM for emergency services, availability of generic medicines, better services in district hospitals and PHCs , appointments of specialists, strengthening of manpower in paramedical and supporting staffs in medical services, etc so that basic healthcare facilities can be availed by the people at large and they will not have to travel afar for their health related issues.

Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri P.S. Golay visits SNT office in Siliguri

Siliguri, 29 Jun (IPR): Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Prem Singh Tamang (Golay) visited the SNT office located at Siliguri in West Bengal. He was accompanied by Transport Minister, Shri Sanjeet Kharel, and Power Minister, Shri M.N. Sherpa.

The HCM was accorded warm welcome by the officials of SNT. He took stock of the overall situation and enquired about the day to day functioning and their grievances.

Shri Golay stated that he would redevelop the entire SNT complex with modern facilities so that it benefits the common people by having a faster and modern outreach. He extended all help possible from the State government’s side for its betterment and development.

Farewell ceremony held for three outgoing State government official heads

Gangtok, 28 Jun (IPR): A farewell ceremony in honor of three outgoing heads of Departments, Shri Arvind Kumar, IFS, OSD- Energy & Power Department, Government of Sikkim/ Executive Chairman Teesta-Urja Limited; Ms. Samten Dolma, IAS, Secretary- Ecclesiastical Department, Government of Sikkim and Shri Mohammad Shahid, PCE cum Secretary, Roads & Bridges Department, Government of Sikkim was held in the conference hall of the New Secretariat at Tashiling today.

Chief Secretary, Shri A.K Shrivastava, chaired the ceremony in the presence of Additional Chief Secretaries, Principal Secretaries, Commissioner cum Secretaries and heads of various departments.

Commissioner Cum Secretary, DOP, Shri Tenzing Gelak, gave a detailed account of their contribution to the State government and their various postings and administrative responsibilities since their date of joining.

Additional Chief Secretary, Shri S.C. Gupta, shared his personal experiences of working with each of the outgoing HoDs and their contribution in the various tasks and assignments, wishing them a happy and healthy post retirement life.

The three outgoing HoDs expressed their heartfelt gratitude in having got a chance in serving the State government and stated that their journey has been tremendously fruitful and rewarding.

The CS thanked each one of them for their selfless service, stating that they carved a niche for themselves and have contributed immensely to the State of Sikkim. He congratulated them on their long and illustrious career and wished them good health and happiness.

District Level Swachh Mahotsav 2019 held in Gyalshing

Gyalshing, 28 Jun (IPR): District level Swachh Mahotsav 2019 organised by office of the Additional District Collector (Development), RMDD, Gyalshing was held at the conference hall of RMDD Gyalshing.

Sub Divisional Magistrate (HQ), Shri Tushar G. Nikhare, chaired the occasion as chief guest along with the gracious presence of Smt. Zangmoo Bhutia, Vice Chairman, Gyalshing Municipal Council; Shri Surat Gurung, ADC (Dev), RMDD Gyalshing; Shri Saran Kr. Pradhan, DPO WDZP; Shri Raju Bhandari, AD HRDD; and Shri B.B. Thatal, AD, BAC Gyalshing.

The SDM (HQ) motivated and urged the gathering on thoroughly understanding the various responsibilities of common people in the state and a country as a whole on the importance of cleanliness. He encouraged the Panchayats for taking the strict regulatory action in relation to the implementation of the cleanliness.

He expressively praised the kids who had put their exemplary efforts of promoting and contributing in favour through the means of posters & painting so as the message of “ Swachh Bharat Abhiyan” gets different approach and target mortality ahead.

Likewise, he even advised that the Gram Prasashan Kendras should be painted and posters containing useful information resulting the access to basic information would be provided to the public.

The SDM (HQ) then informed about the different catagories of tourism aspects and possibilities which if further explored by keeping in context of available assets and along with it the small contributory investments in favour shall directly benefit the society and Sikkim. He requested all for taking absolute measures today,so as future generation can be benefit from their present actions. He also congratulated all the Awardees and appealed to all by performing best works in their respective areas.

On the occasion, Certificate of Appreciation were also conferred by the chief guest to the Best Performing Panchayats, Swachata Grahis, households members and painters in recognization to their commitment and dedication working in the field of Sanitation,ODF Sustainability and SLWM activities.