Hon’ble Minister of Sports & Youth Affairs inaugurated five-daylong Inter Institution Camp at the indoor hall of Paljor Stadium

Gangtok, 20 Feb: (IPR)Hon’ble Minister of Sports & Youth Affairs, Shri Kunga Nima Lepcha, inaugurated five-daylong Inter Institution Camp at the indoor hall of Paljor Stadium today in the presence of Sports Secretary, Director, Additional Director and other officers of Sports and Youth Affairs Department along with resource person.

A press release informs that the programme which is being organised by the NSS Cell, Sports & Youth Affairs Department, Government of Sikkim will have the participation of 200 NSS cells of 75 Senior Secondary schools, 22 colleges/tech colleges and 03 universities.

The volunteers will also participate in blood donations, Swachha Bharat Abhiyan, Fit India – Yoga and Zumba, mental health and disaster management awareness.

Minister Shri Kunga Nima administered the pledge of the Preamble of the Indian Constitution. The volunteers were also made aware of the Flag Code 2002 of India.

The Roads & Bridges Department has contributed Rs. 13 47,908 to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund to support the landslide victims

Gangtok February 20: (IPR)The Roads & Bridges Department, Government of Sikkim has contributed a sum of Rupees Thirteen Lakh Forty-Seven Thousand Nine Hundred and Eight rupees (Rs 13 47,908) to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund to support the landslide victims of Chong Village, of Yuksom, West Sikkim.

The amount was formally handed over to the Secretary to the Hon’ble Chief Minister, Shri S.DDhakal at Tashiling Secretariat today by the Additional Director Accounts Shri Bhola Sharma.

The contribution has been made from the headquarters including a mechanical wing of the department and district offices.

Senior Citizens and Retired Officials of 25th Martam GPU felicitated by Hon’ble Minister Shri. Lok Nath Sharma

Gyalshing, 18th February (IPR): The Senior Citizens and Retired Officials of 25th Martam Gram Panchayat Unit under Gyalshing Bermiok constituency were felicitated and honoured in a special felicitation programme organised at Martam Gram Panchayat Unit, today.
Hon’ble Minister-cum-Area MLA Shri Lok Nath Sharma graced the occasion as the Chief Guest in presence of ADC (Dev) RDD Gyalshing Shri Milan Subba and Block Development Officer Hee Martam Smt. Pavitra Tamang.

During the programme, Minister Sharma acknowledged their contributions and handed over felicitation letter along with a shawl to the retired officials including Ret. Secretaries Shri K. B. Kuwar and Shri T. R. Poudyal, Ret. DFO Kharka Bdr. Gurung, Ret. SE Shri K. S. Gautam, Ret. Headmasters, teachers, Ret. ANM Bishnu Maya Chettri, Ret. Supervisor Laxmi Prashad Sharma, Ret. officials from police department.
Minister Sharma presented shawl and felicitated all the Senior Citizens from Ghaiyabari, Martam SiriJunga, Rathong, Sherpa Gaon, Arithang Daragaon and received blessings from the elderly citizens.

Addressing the occasion, Minister Sharma expressed his happiness on being part of the programme to honour Senior Citizens and Retired Officials. He mentioned that the Sr. Citizens have dedicated their lives and guided generations to transform society to new heights of progress and development. He informed that the State Govt. is committed to initiate welfare schemes for elderly citizens and will enhance Old Age Pension from the financial year 2020-21.

Minister Sharma recalled the healthy lifestyle of the people practised before few decades and advised people to adopt agriculture profession actively, to gain sustainable income and good health in return.

Minister Sharma also informed that the State Government is preparing a strategic plan to combat issues of wildlife interference and assured to compensate damaged property after assessment with the implementation of new policy. Further, he added that the entire government machinery under the leadership of the Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri P. S. Tamang, is working tirelessly for overall development of the state and to address public grievances. He urged everyone to put an extra efforts in delivering assigned responsibility to ensure better output.
He also informed that long pending demand of Bermiok Gyalshing road connectivity with the construction of Bridge via Rungdu has been completed successfully within eight months of new government formation. Bermiok Sr Secondary School is all set to begin science stream from new academic session. Minister Sharma also underlined the future roadmap of developmental work in his constituency and urged for their support and cooperation to transform Gyalshing Bermiok into a model constituency in the state.

He also shared the innovations in dairy farming and agriculture by farmers in Kerala and Tamil Nadu and also informed on the provision of subsidised loan in the State to encourage farmers towards Agro-entrepreneurship.

Minister Sharma also extended congratulations to the Sr. Citizens and Ret. Officials on behalf of the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Sikkim.

ADC Development/RDD Gyalshing Shri. Milan Subba, drew lights on ‘Jal Jiwan Mission’ and its objectives to ensure water connectivity throughout the targeted area. He also informed on the guidelines and said that the public need to bear 5% of the total expenditure with a motive to develop sense of ownership amongst beneficiaries, that can be paid through cash or in-kind.
During the programme ADC Development Shri Milan Subba, BDO Hee Martam BAC Smt. Pavitra Tamang, Dy. Director Tourism Shri G. P. Sharma and other officials and social activists were also acknowledged for their contributions towards GPU.

Earlier Minister Sharma inspected the take up point of new road connectivity from Central Martam to 15th Mile, Martam via Lepcha Gaon/ Rafong. He also expressed gratitude to the Land donor and instructed contractor to complete the awarded work within stipulated time with quality.

He also visited Central Martam Secondary School and interacted with the school staff and the students. Minister Sharma extended his best wishes and assured to reward the students of Class X for securing marks 85% and above. Minister also assured to address the requirements of the schools at the earliest.


Gangtok, Dec 5: (IPR) The Department of Information & Public Relations has started a unique initiative of rewarding hard working and efficient employees of the Department every month. The Department recently constituted a Committee headed by Secretary, IPR Department to examine and recommend the name of a deserving employee as the ‘Employee of the Month’. The Award is based on parameters such as punctuality, sincerity, integrity, and approach towards responsibility assigned, initiatives /innovative ideas and overall contribution of an employee to the Department.

On the basis of the recommendation of the Committee, Cameraperson Shri N.B. Chettri was felicitated with the ‘Employee of the Month’ Award by the Secretary, officers and staff of IPR Department today in the office of the Secretary.

Secretary, IPR Department, Ms. Namrata Thapa presented khada and Certificate to Shri. N.B. Chettri and officially declared him the ‘Employee of the Month’ for December, 2019. The Secretary in her address congratulated Shri. N.B. Chettri for being the first recipient of the Award. She said that Shri. Chettri was the first choice for the Award because of his diligence and hard work and valuable contribution to the Department, even beyond the duty hours.The Secretary further said that the Award is being initiated to encourage all the employees to perform to the best of their capacities, and give them due recognition for their performance. She added that the Award would be a regular feature of the Department and urged everyone to excel in their work.

Earlier, Under Secretary, IPR Department, Shri. Gideon Lepcha read out a brief profile of Shri N.B. Chettri.

Shri. N.B. Chettri has a long unblemished record of performing his duties and is known to cover all important functions of the State Government. He has shouldered the responsibilities at the District Information Centre (North) during his posting from 1985 to 1997. He has also taken initiatives in conducting Photography/Videography training in the Department as Instructor. He is known for his dutifulness, multi-tasking abilities and sense of responsibility and is said to have never shied away from his duties even during odd hours and on Government holidays. Due to retire from service in May 2020, Shri. N.B. Chettri has rendered thirty-seven and half years of service in the Department. He is known for his amiable personality and is often found sharing his vast knowledge with his contemporaries and juniors.

In his brief address, Shri. N.B. Chettri expressed his gratitude to the Secretary for initiating the Award and to the Committee for selecting him as the ‘Employee of the Month’. While sharing his experiences of working in the field, he said that he has always taken the numerous challenges in his stride and moved ahead with the sole intention of accomplishing the assigned duty. He said that he valued this award because it was initiated by IPR Department where he has served throughout his career. He also shared some words of advice for the upcoming officers and staff of the Department and wished them the best in their career.

The programme had the presence of Director, IPR Department, Smt. Kincho Doma Lepcha, and officers and staff of the Department.