Minister Shri L N Sharma attends the 35th Foundation Day Celebration of Jan Sewa Samaj at Gyalshing

Gyalshing, Jan 4 (IPR): The Minister-cum-Area MLA of Gyalshing Bermiok constituency Shri Lok Nath Sharma attended the 35th Foundation Day Celebration of Jan Sewa Samaj (JSS) at 8th Mile, New Gyalshing as the Chief Guest, this evening.

Addressing the gathering, Minister Sharma shared his experiences and joy of being associated with the society.

He also mentioned that the State Government is fully committed to ensure social harmony and social freedom. He informed that the State Government has announced to provide financial grant to the registered NGOs in the state.
Stressing on the crucial role of civil societies in nation building Minister Sharma assured to address demands submitted before him, including construction of Samaj Ghar, storage water tank, establishment of footpath with the installation of streetlights, Installation of Transformer etc. He expressed his gratitude to the people for their support and reiterated his commitment for all round development of constituency with relentless effort and cooperation of the people.

Minister also presented financial support of Rupees Fifty Thousand to JSS and further assured to extend all possible support from the State Government in future period.

President of Jan Sewa Samaj Shri B.B. Rai presented its annual report and elaborated various activities accomplished by the NGO.

During the programme, Minister Sharma was felicitated and honoured along with the Founding Executive members of JSS and different NGOs of the peripheries.

Vice President of Jan Sewa Samaj Shri GS Sharma drew lights on the importance of sustainability of NGO.

The programme was also attended by the Chairman of Gyalshing Municipal Council Shri IK Neopaney, Second in Command, 72 Bn. SSB Yuksom Shri S.K.Awadhiya, Panchayats and families associated with JSS and the representatives from other NGOs of the peripheries.

Three days long state level Namprikdang Namsoong Festival 2019-20 concluded

Mangan, January 4 (IPR): Three days long state level Namprikdang Namsoong Festival 2019-20 concluded with grand success at Namprikdang ground, upper Dzongu, North Sikkim, today.

Speaker, Sikkim Legislative Assembly, Shri L. B. Das graced the final day of the festival as the Chief Guest. He was accompanied by the Minister for Roads and Bridges Department and Culture and Heritage Department, Shri Samdup Lepcha and his wife Smt Lhakit Lepcha, Incharge Dzongu, Smt Chingkipu Lepcha, NNCC President, Shri Neyzing Lepcha, DC, North Shri Tenzing T Kaleon, HoDs other officers of the district.

Speaking on the occasion, Speaker, Shri Das express his happiness to witness the festival as the Chief Guest which is indeed one of kind. On the other hand he extended his warmest greetings on the auspicious occasion of Namsoong and New Year. In his short speech his praise the Lepcha Language and literature.

Lastly, he assured the people of North District that he would extend all possible help from his end for development of the region.

The last day of the festival also saw eye-catching cultural show, release of lepcha book and video album, Raffle declaration, football final tournament and musical night.

Shri. Satpal Maharaji visits Pema Yangtse Monastary and Chenrezig Singkham Riwo Potala, WestSikkim.

Gyalshing, 4th January, 2020 (IPR): The Hon’ble Minister  Tourism, Irrigation, Minor Irrigation, Culture, Watershed Management and Indo-Nepal Uttarakhand River Projects, Government of Uttarakhand, Shri. Satpal Maharaji along with his family visited and offered prayers at the Pema Yangtse Monastary and Chenrezig Singkham Riwo Potala at West Sikkim.
The Minister along with his family was accompanied by Shri. R. B. Bhandari SDM, Jorethang and other officials.

Shri Satpal Maharaji called on HCM

Namchi, 4th January 2020(IPR): Hon’ble Minister for Tourism, Irrigation, Minor Irrigation, Culture, Watershed Management and Indo-Nepal Uttarakhand River Projects, Government of Uttarakhand, Shri Satpal Maharaji called on the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Sikkim Shri Prem Singh Tamang (Golay) at Power Guest House, Jorethang today.

Present amongst others were Minister for Energy and Power Department Shri M.N.Sherpa, MLA Salghari Zoom constituency Smt Sunita Gazmer, Secretary to HCM Shri S. D.Dhakal, SDM Namchi Shri Vishu Lama, SDM Jorethang Shri R.B. Bhandari and other state government officials.

During the interaction, a brief meeting was also held wherein the Hon’ble Minister congratulated the Hon’ble Chief Minister on forming the government in the State. He praised the Sikkim Government and spoke highly about the various pilgrimage tourism sites located in the state.

The Chief Minister expressed his gratitude to Maharaji for visiting Sikkim and said that to have him amongst the Sikkimese people is a wonderful opportunity as he is an exceptional spiritual leader. He also lauded Satpal Maharaji for his immense knowledge in being an exponent of Manav Dharma.

During the course of the meeting, Chief Minister assured for the completion of Manav Uthan Sewa Samiti Centre at Pakyong which was started in 2016 and the foundation stone was laid by the then Government. As there was a dearth of financial assistance provided to the construction Committee, the HCM assured that the Centre would be completed within three years and the financial assistance will be provided to the Committee.

The Chief Minister further directed the Committee to start the construction work of the Centre at the earliest so that the progress would be seen within this financial year. He added that after completion of construction a huge number of pilgrims from various parts of the country would be visiting the Centre in the near future.

While on the other hand, the Minister of Uttarakhand Shri Satpal Maharaji thanked HCM for his far sighted vision to develop Pakyong area as a major pilgrimage tourist destinations.

In view of the airport and other infrastructures coming up in Pakyong, HCM asserted that the livelihood of the local people would enhance to a larger extent.

It may also be recalled that already a five star category resort is being constructed within this financial year by the Taj Group of Hotels in Pakyong.

Shri. Satpal Maharaji arrives in West Sikkim

Gyalshing, 3rd January, 2020 (IPR): The Hon’ble Minister for Tourism, Irrigation, Minor Irrigation, Culture, Watershed Management and Indo-Nepal Uttarakhand River Projects, Government of Uttarakhand, Shri. Satpal Maharaji along with his family arrived at West Sikkim.
He along with his family will be visiting places of interests in and around Pelling tomorrow.

HCM attended the State Level Namprikdang Namsoong Festival

Mangan, January 3 (IPR): Hon’ble Chief Minister of Sikkim Shri P. S. Tamang(Golay) attended the State Level Namprikdang Namsoong Festival 2019-20 as the Chief Guest on the second day of three days long festival, today. The programme also had the presence of Deputy Speaker Sikkim Legislative Assembly Shri Sangey Lepcha, Ministers, MLAs, Political Secretary to HCM Shri Jacob Khaling, Pr Secretary Agriculture and Horticulture Departments Shri R Telang, Secretary Horticulture Shri MT Sherpa and Secretary Agriculture Shri Rinzing C Bhutia, Secretary Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services Shri S. B. Subba, officials, Panchayats and public at large.

Chief Minister made strong commitment to develop Dzongu under “Care Dzongu Programme” ensuring special protection of sanctity and sentiments of Dzongu and its people. He also spoke on the roadmap of the state govt and expressed his vision to carryout various developmental activities pertaining to the establishment of infrastructure in the field of Tourism, Education, Road connectivity with the realization of sense of self-responsibility amongst people.

He announced to construct roadway from Passingdong to Kayong at the earliest and also assured to take up various developmental works including establishment of foot suspension bridge at Mentam, new road connectivity from Kayam to Tingbong, extension and carpeting of Rangrang-Mangan road and other incomplete pending projects etc. He also advised to initiate summer tourism in Dzongu and to showcase its indigenous culture and traditions.

He also touched upon huge potential produced by Dzongu in diversified field and encouraged youths to continue lifelong learning process of education to take Dzongu to the greater heights of achievements and development.

The Chief Minister also informed that the state government has reserved five seats of CMMSS particularly to the students of Dzongu in addition to annually allotted 50 seats.

Minister Agriculture Shri Lok Nath Sharma, in his address, marked the adoption of Ranghim, Nampatam, Malling and Pakshep as a Model Village in the North District as the historic occasion and stressed upon its purpose to promote socio-economic standard of farmers. He urged villagers to take benefits of special facilities particularly dedicated to the model village and to generate impressive output from the availed schemes, programmes and facilities of more than one crore and twenty lakhs. He also articulated close inclination of the Namsoong festival with the agricultural activities and also informed about the vision of the State Govt under the leadership of the Chief Minister to provide financial incentives for milk producers and progressive farmers. He also mentioned that the series of inauguration of Model Village has been completed in all four districts with today’s inauguration for North Sikkim.

Minister Samdup Lepcha drew lights on religious and cultural significance of Namsoong, Losoong and Losar festival and mentioned that the celebration of Namsoong festival began officially in the year 1979. He also elaborated special priority given by the state government by awarding student scholarship particularly to the students of Dzongu. He also outlined developmental works to be taken up in Dzongu constituency and extended gratitude to the Government for adoption of Model Village in his constituency.

During the programme the Chief Minister also handedover token of various facilities to the beneficiaries of Model Village under Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services Departments.

On the occasion, Padmashree Shri Sonam Tshering Tamsang Lepcha was honoured and felicitation for his remarkable contribution in promotion of culture and tradition of Lepcha community in global level. A Cricket player Miss Dichen Ongmu Lepcha was also acknowledged for her contribution. Programme also saw colourful cultural performances of various communities.