Second day of Jorethang Maghey Sankranti Mela

Jorethang, 16th January (IPR): On the second day of Jorethang Maghey Sankranti Mela Minister Rural Development Department Mr. Sonam Lama graced the occasion as the chief guest. Also present were political secretary to the Chief Minister Mr. Jacob Khaling, MLA cum Chief Patron of the Mela Celebration Committee Ms. Sunita Gazmer, representatives from South District Football Association and Mela Committee alongside public at large.

The first Semi-Final of the 9th All India Chief Minister’s Gold Cup International Football Tournament was played between Shillong R. S. C Vs Sports Hostel Odisha in which the former emerged victorious with a scoreline of 6 to Nil.

The meeting of District Task Force on Immunization on HPV vaccination and Pulse Polio

Mangan, 16th January 2020: (IPR) The meeting of District Task Force on Immunization on HPV vaccination and Pulse Polio was held at the chamber Additional District Magistrate, Shri Surat Gurung, today.

The said meeting being organized by the District Health Society North was attended amongst other by the Dr. D.C Sharma (CMO/N), Dr.P.K Basnett (DRCHO/N), Dr.Roshan Poudyal Paediatrician, Mr. Narendra Kumar (Deputy Director/HRDD) and other representative from ICDS of the district.

During the meeting, Dr. P K Basnett informed that Intensified Pulse Polio Immunization (IPPI) program is going to held on 19th January 2020, (Polio National Immunization Day) under which children between the age of 0-5 years will be given Pulse Polio drops. The main purpose of the programme is to eradicate Polio in the district in particular and also in the state as a whole.

Detail programme such as implementation process , preparation and logistic arrangement was discussed for conducting booth activity on 19/1/2020(Sunday) and all the ICDS centers shall remain open during 19th of January followed by house to house activity on 20/1/2020 & 21/1)2020.

Dr. P K Basnett , informed the house that there a total estimated children’s below 05 years are 2518 and the total household to be covered is 9200 in the district .She also mentioned that Deworming Day will be held on 3rd March 2020 and Mop- Up Day will be held on 12th March.

During the meeting it was appealed to the general public to approach their nearest pulse polio booth centre with the children of age between 0-5 years for 100% coverage so that better future of children’s could be ensured.

Principal Secretary RDD, Shri C. S. Rao alongwith Director SIRD, Shri Bishal Mukhiya handed over the National Award to Honourable Chief Minister at Karfectar

Jorethang, 16th January 2020( IPR): Principal Secretary RDD, Shri C. S. Rao alongwith Director SIRD, Shri Bishal Mukhiya handed over the National Award to Honourable Chief Minister at Karfectar, SIRD complex, today.

The said award was received on 19th december, 2019 by the department in New Delhi. Present on the occasion were Minister Power Department, Shri M. N. Sherpa, Political Secretary to HCM Shri Jacob Khaling, Commissioner RDD, Shri P. Senthil Kumar, D. C. South, Shri Ragul K, S. P. South, Shri Praveen Gurung, ADC South, Shri Satyen Pradhan, SDM Jorethang, Shri R. B. Bhandari, SDPO Jorethang Shri S. K. Shrestha alongwith Block Development Officers and distinguished officials of south district, and local gentry.

SIRD Sikkim was bestowed with the National Award for overall performance in respect of Training Programmes in North Eastern and Hilly areas during 2018-19 by the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India.
The award was received by Principal Secretary RDD, Shri C. S. Rao accompanied by Director SIRD and PR, Shri Bishal Mukhiya.

Rural Development Department, Government of Sikkim, had bagged eight (8) National Awards in different categories in the National Award Ceremony organized by Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India on 19th December, 2019 at National Agriculture Science Complex, Pusa, New Delhi. The Ceremony was chaired by Hon’ble Union Minister RD & PR and Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Shri. Narendra Singh Tomar along with
Hon’ble Minister of State for Rural Development, Government of India, Smt. Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti.

Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri P. S. Golay congratulated the team and encouraged the department to keep on dedicating towards the overall development of the state and expressed gratification for the impressive performance and in receiving the award.

HCM inaugurated Jorethang Maghey Sankranti Mela 2020

Namchi, 15th January(IPR): Honourable Chief Minister Mr. Prem Singh Tamang(Golay) inaugurated the Maghey Sankranti Mela, 2020 at Jorethang playground today. Also present were HCMs spouse Ms. Saradha Golay, Cabinet Ministers, MLAs, MP(Lok Sabha) Mr. Indra Hang Subba, Political Secretary to HCM, Chairpersons, Advisors, Chief Secretrary, Heads of Departments, Government Officials, Mela Committee members, and public at large.

At, the onset the HCM attended puja ceremony at Trikaleshwar Temple. He also visited a total number of 33 departmental stall put up at Jorethang Playground premises. Further, the HCM along with dignitaries also inaugurated the Sale of Articles of Rural Artisans (SARAS) trade fair.

Jorethang Maghey Sankranti Mela 2020

Jorethang, January 15th(IPR): The five day long Jorethang Maghey Sankranti Mela, 2020 themed ‘Hamro Sanskriti Hamro Gaurav’ organized by Jorethang Maghey Mela Celebration Committee was inaugurated by Chief Minister Mr. P. S. Golay today. Also present were HCMs spouse Ms. Saradha Golay, Cabinet Ministers, MLAs, MP(Lok Sabha) Mr. Indra Hang Subba Political Secretary to HCM, Chairpersons, Advisors, Chief Secretary, Government Officials, Mela Committee members, and public at large.

At, the onset of the inauguration the chief guest offered his prayers at the Trikaleshwar temple and visited the departmental stalls located at Jorethang Volleyball ground. Thereafter he inaugurated Sikkim SARAS Trade Fair.

Addressing, the gathering Chief Minister extended his best wishes on the auspicious occasion of Maghey Sankranti, 2020. He spoke at length about the importance of this event and informed that this day is particularly observed as the ending of paush and the beginning of Magh month, according to hindu lunar calendar. He also added that during the Sankranti festival most of the households use ban and other types of tarul as the main component to mark the festival.

This year the State Government has planned to celebrate the Jorethang Maghey Sankranti mela in a different way by inculcating a sense of sportsmanship by playing different tournaments such as 9th All India Chief Minister’s Gold Cup International Football Tournament and Inter-constituency level Football Tournament. The Chief Minister highlighted that Sikkim should produce talents particularly in the field of sports and reach golden heights and bring about laurels to the State and the country.

He added that Jorethang in due course of time should be transformed into a must visit tourism spot as this place has strong connectivity toward the South and West district. He urged the officials to work in tandem with the locals and positively change Jorethang into the most sought after destination. The HCM also brought to light that this mela should attract much business opportunity for the locals and the budding entrepreneurs in order to earn profit.

Speaking, about infrastructural development HCM said a state of art Hospital, College and Nepali Sanskriti Bhawan will be set up in the locality. The budget for the same will be allocated during the next financial year.

Speaking, during the occasion Area MLA cum Chief Patron of the Mela Celebration Committee Ms. Sunita Gazmer highlighted in detail about the various features of Jorethang Maghey Sankranti Mela. She brought to light that the public can select from a variety of happening namely that of adventure games (paragliding), football competition, cultural and musical night, SARAS Fair, departmental stalls, and many more. Ms. Gazmer also informed that this year the mela will incorporate an open for all walkathon which will highlight about child sexual abuse.

During the program HCM distributed golden cards to five beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna (PMJAY).

The finals of Interconstituency Level Football Match was played between Barfung and Salghari Zoom constituencies wherein the latter emerged winner with a scoreline of 1:0.
Mr. Sanjeev Rai from (Salghari Zoom) was named Man of the Match. As, informed by HCM the winners of this tournament will get direct entry into the next Chief Minister’s and Governor’s Gold Cup Tournament. He also said that a state level football team will be constituted comprising of the best players from this tournament, this is done, so that young sportsperson, from the state can get a platform in which they can show their talent.

A day long Block level Workshop on Juvenile Justice Act

Mangan, 14th January 2020: A day long Block level Workshop on Juvenile Justice Act,2015, POCSO (Amendment) Act,2019 and other child related legislations & child protection mechanisms was held today at BAC, Kabi for members of the Village level Child Protection Committees of Kabi Block, North district, today.

The program was attended amongst by the Chairperson and members of Block Level Child Protection Committees (BLCPCs) of Kabi Block and Chairperson and members of Village level Child Protection Committees (VLCPCs) formed in the seven GPUs of Kabi Block.

The Workshop was initiated with a welcome address by the BDO, Kabi, Shri Sonam Tshering Lepcha, who introduced the members of the BLCPC, Kabi.

The Chairperson, Child Welfare Committee(CWC), North, Smt. Mingma Doma Bhutia highlighted on the role of CWC in handling cases of Child in Need of Care and Protection (CNCP), and urged all the Block and Village Level Committees to produce the child before CWC or report any such case relating to child in need of care and protection.

The DCPO, North, Smt. Wendy Lepcha highlighted the provisions of child related legislations like JJ Act,2015, POCSO (Amendment) Act,2019, etc. , Child Protection Scheme under social justice &welfare department and the roles of Child Protection Committees . The program concluded by all the members of BLCPC and VLCPC taking a Child Protection Pledge and signing of the pledge.

After the programme, the Chairperson, Child Welfare Committee, DCPO, North, BDO, Kabi and members of VLCPCs inaugurated child friendly rooms in four Child friendly GPUs of the Kabi block which will be monitored by the Village level Child Protection Committees (VLCPCs) for effective implementation of the child protection mechanism in the community.

Chief Minister Shri. P. S. Tamang attends the Rimbi Maghey Mela, West Sikkim.

Gyalshing, 14th January, 2020 (IPR): Shri. P. S. Tamang (Golay) attended the Rimbi Maghey Mela as the Chief Guest at the Sewaro Rock Garden, Rimbi, West Sikkim. The Chief Minister was accompanied by Shri. M. N. Sherpa, Minister, Energy and Power; Shri. L. N. Sharma, Minister AHVS and IPR; Shri. B. H. Subba, Minister, PHE; Shri. T. T. Bhutia, Secretary, Tourism; Shri. Karma R. Bonpo, DC West; Shri. Tenzing L. Lepcha, SP West; HODs of line departments, officials and dignitaries.

Shri. Tamang in his address expressed his gratitude and joy towards the public of Yuksam-Tashiding constituency and West Sikkim for organizing the event. He also extended his warm greetings on the occasion of ‘Maghe Sankranti’ to all present. The HCM in his address, he applauded the committee of Rimbi Maghey Mela for their unhindered energy and zeal to make the event successful. He further mentioned the importance of cooperation by the public which is a must for overall development of the state. He also mentioned that the State can develop only with the cooperation of all thus one needs to work together with the society in order to progress.
HCM informed that Sports has been an important part which the State Government is taking as priority amongst others areas of governance. He mentioned that the state needs to bring out new stars and sportspersons who would represent India and Sikkim for which concentration towards sports is being given. He also stressed on the importance of traffic rules and safety which all are to follow. He mentioned that the state government is concerned about the lives of vehicle owners and passengers. He further stated that the Government is keen to help individuals who help themselves through their collaborative and innovative ideas and are trying their best to be self sufficient. He also mentioned that the farmers who are hard working would be given incentives by the Government.
The HCM expressed his desire to visit the remote places of Yuksam in the coming month of February to access the current situation and provide aid of development to the public.
During the program the Tourism Department gave an amount of 1.50 lakhs as financial aid to the Rimbi Maghey Mela. The ‘Certificate of Gratitude’ was also given to the contributors who contributed towards the ‘Tsong Landslide’ victims.
The HCM also attended the Kokfewa Tongnam (New Year) of the Limboo Community at Lingchom, West Sikkim prior to attending the Rimbi Maghey Mela.

Zoom Salghari and Barfung to battle it out for the Inter Constituency Football Tournament Cup

Jorethang, Jan 14: Rural Sports – Inter Constituency Football Tournament -Second Semi Final match was played today between Barfung and Soreng Chakhung Constituencies.

Barfung Constituency won by 5 goals to 4 in the penalty shoot out.
The semi final match had the presence of Hon’ble MLA, Soreng Chakhung Constituency, Shri. Aditya Golay Tamang as the Chief Guest.

The final match of the tournament will be played tomorrow between Zoom Salghari constituency and Barfung constituency.