Sikkim Manipal University made a Contribution towards CM’s Relief Fund

Gangtok April 30:(IPR) Sikkim Manipal University contributed Rs 2,50,000 to Chief Minister’s Relief Fund to support government effort to fight the global pandemic COVID-19.

Dr M.D Venkatesh VC Manipal University personally handed over the cheque to the Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Prem Singh Tamang at Samman Bhawan this afternoon.

The Hon’ble Chief Minister thanked the VC for his kind gesture and generous contribution.


Gangtok, April 30(IPR): Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Prem Singh Tamang (Golay), in the presence of IPR Minister Shri L.N. Sharma launched the State Portal developed by Information & Public Relations Department here at Samman Bhawan today.

The launching programme had the presence of Secretary,IPR, Ms Namrata Thapa and Director IPR, Mrs Benu Gurung.

Secretary IPR Ms Namrata Thapa explained the objective of the portal and the features available.
The Portal has been created with an intention to obtain feedback/suggestions/opinion from the public with regard to different Government schemes, the functioning of the Government, general administration etc.
The inputs received from the public will be documented and screened by a team of officials in the Department, which will then be forwarded to the respective departments for taking necessary action.
This mechanism is aimed at understanding the opinions/ views / perspectives of the public on different Government schemes and programmes.

The Hon’ble Chief Minister congratulated the Department for coming up with this mechanism and said that this would ensure transparency in the functioning of the Government. He added that the online portal would be an interface between the Government and the people.

Chief Secretary chaired the State Level Task Force Meeting

Gangtok, April 30(IPR): Chief Secretary Shri S.C. Gupta chaired the State Level Task Force Meeting today to review the State Government’s plan of action in line with the new guidelines issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India dated 29th April 2020.

At the outset, the Chief Secretary informed the house that Shri. Ringzing Bhutia, Secretary Coordination (Covid-19) has been appointed as the State Nodal Officer to liaison with nodal officers of all other states to facilitate the return of people from Sikkim stranded outside the State.

The Chief Secretary stressed the need to finalise the arrangement to quarantine the people coming from outside the State.

A brief presentation on the newly prepared Online Registration Portal was made on the occasion. This portal once approved, will facilitate the travel of Sikkimese people from outside the State.

The District Collectors informed about the level of preparedness in each district and provided their feedback on the online registration portal. They also informed about the quarantine facilities being arranged in each district.
It was informed that groups of frontline workers and stakeholders will be constituted to monitor people under quarantine.

Likewise, the Health Department shared its strategy for testing of the persons entering the State.
It was decided that the Medical Team will assess each individual, based on which they would be sent for quarantine in coordination with the District Collectors.

Contribution towards CM’s Relief Fund

Dr Bikash Gurung who hails from Soreng, West Sikkim, who is currently working as Associate Consultant, Head and Neck Oncology in BLK Super-Speciality Hospital, New Delhi has donated Rs. 50,000/- towards the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund from his personal account to augment the ongoing efforts of the Government of Sikkim to fight Covid-19.

The State Government is grateful to Dr Bikash Gurung for his generous contribution even at a time when he himself is serving as a front line health worker in the national capital.
Dr Gurung is known for his dedication and sincerity towards his profession and has been rendering his valuable service to the nation during this challenging time.