Football exhibition matches as a part of the celebration of Rashtriya Ekta Diwas

Namchi 31st October (IPR): The newly inaugurated Bhaichung Stadium witnessed two exciting football exhibition matches as a part of the celebration of Rashtriya Ekta Diwas today.
The two exhibition match was played between Chief Minister XI Versus Chief Secretary XI and Jhapa XI Verses Sikkim XI.

The event had the presence of the Chief Minister Mr Prem Singh Tamang, SLA Speaker Mr LB Das along with cabinet ministers, other dignitaries, department officials and the public.

The first exhibition match was played between CM XI and CS XI wherein, the latter team scored two goals against one to register a victory.
In the second match, Sikkim XI had to score one goal to emerge as the winner against Jhapa XI.

As part of the celebration of Rashtriya Ekta Diwas, various activities and competitions were organised wherein cash prizes along with certificates were awarded.
The Chief Minister extended financial support to 16 footballing clubs of Sikkim. These are namely:
1. Sumbuk Sporting Club (Boys)
2. Mangan Sporting Club (Boys)
3. Mangalbaria Sporting Club (Boys)
4. Gyalshing Sporting Club (Boys)
5. Dentam Sporting Club (Girls)
6. Tashiding Sporting Club (Girls)
7. Yangang Sporting Club (Boys)
8. Yangang Sporting Club (Girls)
9. Pakyong Sporting Club (Boys)
10. Pakyong Sporting Club (Girls)
11. Namthang Sporting Club (Girls)
12. Dzongu Sporting Club (Boys)
13. Dzongu Sporting Club (Girls)
14. United Bojoghari Sporting Club(Girls)
15. United Bojoghari Sporting Club (Girls)
16. Chungthang Sporting Club (Girls)

In Half Marathon(21km), Men’s Category Mr. Bikash Bhujel stood in the first position while Mr. Puran Rai and Mr. Niraj Kumar Maurya took the second and third position respectively.
In the women category(21km), Ms. Sonika stood in the first position and Ms. Arpita Sahini and Ms. Badho took the second and third place respectively.
In 40km cyclathon Men category- Mr. Suraj Rana Magar, Mr. Kiran Limboo and Ashin Sharma stood in the first second and third position respectively.
In women category, Ms. Indra Kala Nimbang stood in the first position while Ms. Anita Rai took the second and Ms. Bibisha Chawdary came in the third position.

The winners of State Level Inter-Club Under-16 Boys and Girls were Mangan Sporting Club (Boys) and Dentam Sporting Club(Girls).
In the parade competition, Sikkim Police Female Contingent was adjudged as the first position and the second position was taken by Sikkim Armed Force. While the Third Position was grabbed by 2nd Indian Reserve Battalion tying with 3rd Indian Reserve Battalion.

Rashtriya Ekta Diwas and inauguration of Bhaichung Stadium

Namchi, October 31st (IPR): On the occasion of Rashtriya Ekta Diwas Governor of Sikkim Shri. Ganga Prasad inaugurated Bhaichung Stadium at Namchi in the gracious presence of Chief Minister Shri Prem Singh Tamang, Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) Shri Indra Hang Subba, SLA Speaker Sri L.B. Das, Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs Department Shri. Kunga Nima Lepcha, Cabinet Ministers along with a host of other dignitaries and sports persons alike .

Addressing, the gathering Governor Shri Ganga Prasad expressed his jubilation on the historical event which is inauguration of the much awaited Bhaichung Stadium in the state of Sikkim. He added that this is a special occasion for the citizens of sikkim and other sports persons in the country as this stadium will provide a platform to hone the skills of playing and watching professional football matches. The Governor also said that this inauguration coincides with Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s 146th birth anniversary which is celebrated as National Unity Day or Rashtriya Ekta Diwas across the country.

He cited examples of the heroic deeds of the iron man of India, his unrelenting hand in leading the country through the struggles of Independence and urged people to draw inspiration from his contributions. Closer home the governor spoke in brief about a prominent freedom fighter Helen Lepcha alias Sabitri Devi who dedicated her life in building the nation.

Delving about Sikkim the Governor updated that the State is known for its Organic Farming and serene environment which has the capability of attracting scores of tourist and underlined that these and many more factors are there which makes sikkim as one of the most affable states in the country and urged the youths particularly to elevate the state and the country to much higher grounds.

Speaking at the inaugural function Chief Minister Shri P. S. Tamang congratulated and dedicated the stadium to the people of Sikkim and other sports players at large. He said that the State Government has and will always give priority in sports section, they will strive to develop sports based facility and extend all possible assistance in evolving the sports field.

Despite a couple of lacuna bhaichung stadium was finished in a record of two years time which is a milestone for the State Government. This stadium will promote sports, help in bringing people together in the spirit of sportsmanship overall this stadium will be a symbol for cebration.

The Chief Minister added that the stadium is named after the legendary footballer Bhaichung Bhutia who is the recipient of the prestigious Arjuna and Padma awards among others. The name of the stadium refers to the achievements of Bhaichung Bhutia which has been immortalized so as to encourage budding sports players of our state to try hard and gain laures for sikkim in their chosen sports field.

During the course of the program the Governor and the Chief Minister felicitated the 1971 Indo-Pak war veterans and next of kin of soldiers martyred in various operations/actions. They are namely Rifleman Bir Bahadur Rai, 5/11 GR, residents of Chumbung, Havildar Laxmi Prasad Nepal, Artillery, Havildar Mani Das Rai, Artillery, Rifleman Late Bishal Gurung, 3/1 GR martyred while fighting Pak terrorist in Kupwara Jammu and Kashmir, Rifleman Late Karma Tenzing Sherpa 2/5 GR martyred during the counter insurgency operation ‘OP Hifaazat’ in Manipur.

Alongwith the veterans everster Smt Manita Pradhan for scaling numerous mountains as well as Mount Everest was felicitated for noteworthy performance in adventure sports.

A fleet of Emergency Response Support System (ERSS) vehicles under Sikkim Police were also handed over, this vehicle specialized in single emergency response number which is 112 for addressing all types of citizen emergency. The person in distress can dial 112 from their phone, incase of panic alert for basic phones they can press the numbers 5 or 8 for a while for smart phones the citizens can press power button 3 or 5 times in a swift motion. The citizens can also shoot an email to [email protected] or use 112 India Mobile Application. For web request one can visit the website www.sk.erss.in . ERSS is citizen friendly and an efficient operation for catering to emergency calls.

The Bhaichung Stadium has approximately 7500 seating capacity and has been awarded the ‘Fifa Quality Pro’ label. The sporting surface is made of tiger turf and the total area of the stadium is 19650 SQM in which the playing field area is 105m X 68m, respectively.

Some of the facilities that the stadium comprises are the offices for physiotherapists, managers, linesmen, referees, changing and coach rooms. Additionally, there are a food court, computer, media and public address rooms. A mess and a space for the hall of fame have also been put up. The stadium also has a VVIP lounge, hostel, warden, commentators and a utility room.

The arena is equipped with a state-of-art firefighting system, rainwater harvesting tank, digital scoreboard, boundary fencing, diesel generator set, green gallery and a parking facility for at least 50 cars.

HCM launched India’s first ever Pig Production Incentive Scheme (PPIS) under Mukhya Mantri Pashudhan Samriddhi Yojana and Mukhya Mantri Matsya Utpadan Yojana (MMMUY)

Gangtok, October 28 (IPR): India’s first ever Pig Production Incentive Scheme (PPIS) under Mukhya Mantri Pashudhan Samriddhi Yojana and Mukhya Mantri Matsya Utpadan Yojana (MMMUY) were launched today by Chief Minister Shri Prem Singh Tamang in a function held at the convention hall of Saramsa Garden in Ranipool.

The Pig Production Incentive Scheme (PPIS) and Mukhya Mantri Matsya Utpadan Yojana (MMMUY) have been undertaken by the Department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services, Government of Sikkim under the visionary leadership of the Chief Minister to uplift the economy of the pig and fish farmers and the State as a whole.

The launch programme had the presence of Speaker, SLA, Shri L.B. Das, Cabinet Ministers, MLAs, Heads of Departments and officers of the concerned departments.

Chief Minister Shri Prem Singh Tamang in his address congratulated the Department of AH&VS, Directorate of Fisheries and all concerned on successfully launching the PPIS and MMMUY schemes. He highlighted on the various incentives and schemes that are made available for the development of the farmers of the State.

The Chief Minister spoke about schemes and incentives in various other sectors such as dairy farming, tourism etc, and encouraged all to explore these sectors as a potential means of livelihood. He urged all the concerned departments to work in coordination in order to achieve the goal of Aatmanirbhar Sikkim and contribute towards the holistic development of the State.

The Chief Minister also announced an annual incentive of Rupees One Lakh each to pig farmers who rear more than twenty pigs.

The Chief Minister also lauded the efforts of the Department of Information & Public Relations and the Department of Tourism along with the film fraternity and the aspiring youths in the film sector on achieving the award for the Most Film Friendly State and further dedicated the award to the people of Sikkim.

Addressing the gathering, Minister for Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services Department Shri Lok Nath Sharma marked the newly launched Pig Production Incentive Scheme (PPIS) and Mukhya Mantri Matsya Utpadan Yojana (MMMUY) as one of the historic initiatives and India’s first ever scheme to uplift piggery and fish farmers.

He stated that the ruling government has bought revolutionary transformation in promotion of livestock farming and anticipated tremendous progress with the launching of PPIS & MMMUY.

The State government under the leadership of the Chief Minister has given subsidy of 60% of total cost of inputs, which is an incredible example in the country, he added.

The Minister also said that the State government has made consistent effort to generate numerous sources of income with a sole motive to double the income of farmers. Further, he appealed to the farmers to adopt farming, professionally and enhance production for self-sufficiency against increasing demands of pig and fish.

During the programme, the Chief Minister handed over token cheques to 16 selected beneficiaries of PPIS and also felicitated eight progressive pig and fish farmers each from all four districts of the State.

The programme was also addressed by Director, Directorate of Fisheries, Shri N. Jaswant who explained the new scheme launched on the occasion and highlighted some of the ongoing initiatives of the Directorate.

A short documentary film on the ‘Mukhya Mantri Matsya Utpadan Yojana’ prepared by the Directorate of Fisheries in collaboration with the IPR Department, was screened on the occasion.

During the course of the event, Shri L.N. Sharma, who is also the Minister for Information and Public Relations Department, along with Secretary, IPR Department, Smt. Siporah G. Targain, handed over the National Award for Best Film Friendly State to the Chief Minister which was accorded to the State during the 67th National Film Awards ceremony held in New Delhi on 25th October, 2021.

At the onset of the programme, the HCM flagged off nine (09) mobile veterinary ambulance vans from the Saramsa Garden gate.

Earlier, the welcome address was delivered by Secretary, AH&VS, Dr. Sangay D. Bhutia. The programme concluded with a vote of thanks proposed by Director, Animal Husbandry, Dr. B.M. Chettri.

HCM inaugurated a multi-sport arena

Gangtok, Oct 27 (IPR): Chief Minister Shri Prem Singh Tamang inaugurated a multi-sport arena built by the Gangtok Municipal Corporation (GMC) at the Gangtok Municipal Corporation Office Complex, today.

The function had the presence of Minister, Sports and Youth Affairs Shri Kunga Nima Lepcha, Minister Urban Development Department Shri Arun Upreti, MP (Lok Sabha) Shri Indra Hang Subba, MLA Shri Aditya Golay, MLA Shri Y.T. Lepcha, Secretary UDD Shri M.T. Sherpa, Heads of Departments, Mayor GMC Shri Nell Bahadur Chettri, Deputy Mayor Smt Tshering P. Bhutia, GMC Commissioner Shri H.K Chettri, Councillors of Gangtok Municipal Corporation, ex- councillors, dignitaries and invitees, and officers and staff from various other departments.

The function commenced with the formal inauguration of the Indoor Sports Arena by the Chief Guest. After inaugurating the Indoor Sports Arena, the Chief Minister inspected the various facilities under the sports arena.

The event at the Courtside Hall began with a welcome address delivered by the Municipal Commissioner Shri H.K. Chettri, followed by a technical report presented by Additional Chief Town Planner Shri. Gary Chopel.

Highlighting on the Blueprint of the Mega project, Shri. Chopel applauded the effort of all the in-house officials of GMC for completing the project within a stipulated time of 11 months. He added that the state’s first-of-its-kind indoor sports arena can be used for a variety of sporting events. The Arena has two wings, with one side opening into the main court area featuring three-storied multi-speciality games facility, the other opening leads to the other two halls, designed for indoor sport table tennis and a yoga room. The arena also has a multi fitness center with changing rooms and a Cafeteria. The third level of the building facilitates the Cricket batting area with an automated bowling machine.

During the programme, GMC Mayor and Deputy Mayor presented a memento to the Chief Minister, followed by felicitation accorded by the Football Clubs of Sikkim. The Chief Minister was also presented with a lifetime membership card and memento by Akraman FC.

Likewise, an Award of Commendation was handed to the project team and contractors by the Chief Guest.

Chief Minister Shri Prem Singh Tamang in his address congratulated UDD Minister, Department officials, Mayor, Deputy Mayor, Councillors and all staff members of GMC for timely completion of the Sports Arena. He asserted that the Government is doing its best to encourage sportsmanship culture in the State through various sporting facilities and infrastructure. He further said that the Government has given top priority to the development of the sports sector. He urged the people of Gangtok and surrounding areas to make the best use of the indoor sports arena.

The Chief Minister also spoke extensively about the initiatives taken by the Government in various other sectors like health, education and rural development.

UDD Minister Shri Arun Upreti congratulated the in-house officials of GMC, technical team, and all officials in charge for the successful completion of the mega project of GMC. He also took the opportunity to thank the Chief Minister for his leadership and for encouraging sports culture in the state.

Mayor GMC Shri N.B Chettri in his address thanked the Chief guest and dignitaries present in the programme for their presence and for making the event a success.

Thereafter, a friendly exhibition match was played between HCM 5 and GMC 5, and another match between Akraman FC and Academy Knight.

Giving the programme its closure, a vote of thanks was proposed by Bazar Officer Shri Ram Tamang

built by the Gangtok Municipal Corporation (GMC) at the Gangtok Municipal Corporation Office Complex, today.

The function had the presence of Minister, Sports and Youth Affairs Shri Kunga Nima Lepcha, Minister Urban Development Department Shri Arun Upreti, MP (Lok Sabha) Shri Indra Hang Subba, MLA Shri Aditya Golay, MLA Shri Y.T. Lepcha, Secretary UDD Shri M.T. Sherpa, Heads of Departments, Mayor GMC Shri Nell Bahadur Chettri, Deputy Mayor Smt Tshering P. Bhutia, GMC Commissioner Shri H.K Chettri, Councillors of Gangtok Municipal Corporation, ex- councillors, dignitaries and invitees, and officers and staff from various other departments.

The function commenced with the formal inauguration of the Indoor Sports Arena by the Chief Guest. After inaugurating the Indoor Sports Arena, the Chief Minister inspected the various facilities under the sports arena.

The event at the Courtside Hall began with a welcome address delivered by the Municipal Commissioner Shri H.K. Chettri, followed by a technical report presented by Additional Chief Town Planner Shri. Gary Chopel.

Highlighting on the Blueprint of the Mega project, Shri. Chopel applauded the effort of all the in-house officials of GMC for completing the project within a stipulated time of 11 months. He added that the state’s first-of-its-kind indoor sports arena can be used for a variety of sporting events. The Arena has two wings, with one side opening into the main court area featuring three-storied multi-speciality games facility, the other opening leads to the other two halls, designed for indoor sport table tennis and a yoga room. The arena also has a multi fitness center with changing rooms and a Cafeteria. The third level of the building facilitates the Cricket batting area with an automated bowling machine.

During the programme, GMC Mayor and Deputy Mayor presented a memento to the Chief Minister, followed by felicitation accorded by the Football Clubs of Sikkim. The Chief Minister was also presented with a lifetime membership card and memento by Akraman FC.

Likewise, an Award of Commendation was handed to the project team and contractors by the Chief Guest.

Chief Minister Shri Prem Singh Tamang in his address congratulated UDD Minister, Department officials, Mayor, Deputy Mayor, Councillors and all staff members of GMC for timely completion of the Sports Arena. He asserted that the Government is doing its best to encourage sportsmanship culture in the State through various sporting facilities and infrastructure. He further said that the Government has given top priority to the development of the sports sector. He urged the people of Gangtok and surrounding areas to make the best use of the indoor sports arena.

The Chief Minister also spoke extensively about the initiatives taken by the Government in various other sectors like health, education and rural development.

UDD Minister Shri Arun Upreti congratulated the in-house officials of GMC, technical team, and all officials in charge for the successful completion of the mega project of GMC. He also took the opportunity to thank the Chief Minister for his leadership and for encouraging sports culture in the state.

Mayor GMC Shri N.B Chettri in his address thanked the Chief guest and dignitaries present in the programme for their presence and for making the event a success.

Thereafter, a friendly exhibition match was played between HCM 5 and GMC 5, and another match between Akraman FC and Academy Knight.

Giving the programme its closure, a vote of thanks was proposed by Bazar Officer Shri Ram Tamang.

The Director-General of the National Council of Science Museum called on the HCM

Gangtok, Oct 26: The Director-General of the National Council of Science Museum, Shri A.D Chaudhary and the Director Shri S Kumar called on the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Sikkim, Shri Prem Singh Tamang in his official residence at Mintokgang.

During the call on, they discussed establishing a category-2 Science Centre & Digital Planetarium in Sikkim. The Hon’ble Chief Minister welcomed the proposal and emphasized on setting it up at Nandugaon, South Sikkim and stated that this particular project and the Herbal Medical and Spiritual Healing Complex will boost the tourism sector in the area. The aforementioned project will be supported by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. The Secretary and other senior officials from the Science and Technology Department, Government of Sikkim were also present during the call on.

(Press Release from CMO).

Minister Shri Lok Nath Sharma called on the Governor

New Delhi, Oct 25 (IPR): The Hon’ble Minister, Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services, IPR, and Printing and Stationery Deptts. Shri Lok Nath Sharma called on the Governor of Sikkim, Shri Ganga Prasad at Old Sikkim House, New Delhi, this evening. He extended warm greetings and wished for good health and speedy recovery after undergoing cataract surgery.

The Governor also congratulated the Minister IPR for receiving the “Most Film Friendly State Award” from the Vice President of India on the occasion of 67th National Film Award Function, today.

 

HCM virtually attended the launch of Pradhan Mantri Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission

Gangtok, October 25: Chief Minister of Sikkim, Shri Prem Singh Tamang, virtually attended the launch of Pradhan Mantri Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission by the Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.

This mission will further strengthen the health care infrastructure throughout the country and provide accessible health care facilities, especially for the economically weaker sections. In addition, the Prime Minister also inaugurated various developmental projects worth more than Rs 52,00 crore for Varanasi.

(Press Release from CMO)

HCM inaugurated the Block Administrative Centre

Namchi, 4th October(IPR): Chief Minister Shri. Prem Singh Tamang inaugurated the Block Administrative Centre at Baiguney, West Sikkim today. He was accompained by Political Secretary Sri. Jacob Khaling, Area MLA Zoom -Salghari Constituency Smt. Sunita Gajmer, Principal Secretary Rural Development Department Sri. C. S. Rao alongwith other officials

Hon’ble Union Minister of State for Finance, Shri Pankaj Chaudhary called on Hon’ble Governor of Sikkim

Gangtok, September 20 (Raj Bhavan): Hon’ble Union Minister of State for Finance, Shri Pankaj Chaudhary called on Hon’ble Governor of Sikkim, Shri Ganga Prasad today. It was courtesy call on by the Hon’ble Union Minister, who is on a three-day visit to Sikkim.
During the meeting, the Hon’ble Minister apprised the Hon’ble Governor on various ongoing developmental projects in the State.
The Hon’ble Minister appreciated the development that has taken place in the country under the leadership of Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narenda Modi.
The Hon’ble Governor presented “Om Thanka” and “Choktse” to Hon’ble Minister as token from Raj Bhavan, Sikkim.