SISCO Bank felicitated for outstanding performance

The Government of India has acknowledged the commendable work done by SISCO Bank in Self Help Group linkage/financing during the year 2018-19. The letter of appreciation was handed over by the Honorable Chief Minister Shri P.S Tamang to the Managing Director and Deputy General Manager of the Bank during a Government function on 20 October 2020 in presence of Shri Sonam Lama Honorable Minister of Co-operation Department, Ecclesiastical Department & Rural Development Department.
SISCO Bank continues to strengthen its presence as a credible banking institution owned by the State of Sikkim. The Bank has planned to expand its footprints in the State rapidly to ensure complete financial inclusion and economic upliftment of every section of the Sikkimese society.

The Hon’ble Chief Minister laid the foundation stone of Kali Darshan Yatra at Gadi

Gangtok, October 17 (IPR): Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Prem Singh Tamang laid the foundation stone of Kali Darshan Yatra at Gadi under West Pendam constituency today.
The function also had the presence of Hon’ble Speaker, SLA cum Area MLA, Shri L. B. Das, Hon’ble Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation Department, Shri B.S. Panth, Hon’ble MLA, Rhenock Constituency, Shri B.K. Sharma, Press Advisor to HCM Shri C. P. Sharma, Advisors, Chairperson, Chairmen along with the public of West Pendam and Rhenock Constituencies.
It may be mentioned here that the Kali Darshan Yatra project will be developed by Tourism and Civil Aviation Department and would comprise of a walkway with flat stone pitching along Gadi/Aley Bhir leading to Kali Devi Mandir through a tough rocky cliff (Gadi Bhir) of 300 metres approximately, development of cave area, landscaping and beautification at take-off point and Mandir Area.
Thereafter, Hon’ble Chief Minister along with other dignitaries attended an official function at Government Primary School, Budang.
While addressing the gathering, the Hon’ble Chief Minister said that the foundation stone of Kali Darshan Yatra was laid with an aim to develop a walking trail from Gadi Bhir to the Mandir which passes through the tough rocky cliff. This place has a huge potential of strengthening the economy of the people as well as in generating employment opportunities, he added. He said that the State Government has been working collectively for the development of rural areas and also suggested ways and means explore the tourism potentials and include the region in the tourism map of the State.
While speaking on the Education and Health sectors, the Chief Minister stated that thrust has been laid by the State Government to improve the educational and health sectors in the State. He further added that despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government has been working tirelessly for the collective benefit of the general public.
He informed that the present Government has opened three dialysis centres at the STNM hospital, District Hospital Geyzing and District Hospital Namchi, recently. He further informed about the establishment of the first tertiary cancer care centre at STNM hospital, Sochyagang. He also added that the present Government has worked diligently to set up the First Viral Testing Lab in the State as well. He also informed about the Intensive Care Units(ICU) which has been established at Geyzing and Namchi hospitals.
He also stated that the present Government has been working tirelessly to upgrade the quality of education in schools and has initiated several measures. He also highlighted on the Mukya Mantri Jiwan Raksha Kosh and health insurance scheme started by the present Government and also mentioned that till now more than 1200 persons have availed the health insurance scheme in the State. He also mentioned that the State Government is providing financial support to the poor and needy to address the dire need and necessity during any sickness.
The Chief Minister also highlighted the schemes and policies of the State Government like the enhancement of the Old Age Pension, launched of Sikkim Garib Awas Yojana, upgradation and strengthening of roads in all constituencies, incentives under agricultural and Dairy sector and other schemes for the benefit of the people.
He also informed about the project in the pipeline to address the issues of scarcity of water in Central Pendam and Budang areas.
He specifically urged the public to follow the official guidelines of COVID -19 and also called for strict implementation of the standard operating procedures. He concluded his address by extending Dasai greetings to the people of Sikkim.
Mentioning this occasion as a historic day, Hon’ble Speaker SLA, Shri L.B. Das in his address welcomed the HCM and thanked the public for their overwhelming support and bringing the Government into power.
He specifically pointed out that development should be done on the basis of priority.
He also extended his gratitude to the Chief Minister on behalf of the public of Central Pendam for providing financial assistance for the maintenance of Kali Mandir.
He also highlighted and spoke on the concept of Rogi Kalyan Kosh and added that the dedicated website and app will provide more transparency.
In his address, Hon’ble Minister for Tourism Shri B. S. Panth highlighted the State Government plans and vision in the tourism sector.
During the function, Principal Chief Engineer, Tourism and Civil Aviation Department, Shri Prakash Chettri presented the technical report on the Kali Darshan Yatra.
This was followed by the felicitation of Hon’ble Chief Minister by the public of Budang under Rhenock Constituency, Nishani Kali Trust and Sunakhari Club, Central Pendam.
On the occasion, Hon’ble Chief Minister also launched the Rogi Kalyan Kosh website(www.rkkwestpendam.com)and app developed by Creative Group, CIPL, Kolkata.
He also presented a cheque to Sunakhari Club Dhap amounting to Rs 15 lakhs.
At the onset, Hon’ble Chief Minister visited and offered his prayers at the Shiva Temple at Karmithang and Tashi Palden Gumpa at Sajong Monastery.
Earlier, MLA Rhenock Constituency Shri B. K. Khatiwada presented the welcome address. The function ended with the vote of thanks proposed by Chairman, Housing Board, Shri Karma Tashi Bhutia.

Hon’ble Governor paid homage to former President of India late Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam on his birth anniversary

Gangtok, October 15 (Raj Bhavan): Hon’ble Governor of Sikkim, Shri Ganga Prasad paid homage to former President of India and Bharat Ratna, late Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, on his birth anniversary at Raj Bhavan today. The Hon’ble Governor offered floral tribute to the portrait of the ‘Missile Man of India’.
The Hon’ble Governor stated that the late Dr. Kalam was an embodiment of compassion, wisdom and strength, and his words and works have inspired millions across the globe to believe in their dreams.

The Hon’ble Chief Minister launched the New Government incentive to dairy farmers of Sikkim

Gangtok, October 14 (IPR): Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Prem Singh Tamang launched the New Government incentive to dairy farmers of Sikkim at Rs 8 per litre of milk, an initiative towards Aatmanirbhar Bharat at Chintan Bhawan today. The programme was organized by Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services in collaboration with the Sikkim Cooperative Milk Producers’ Union Limited.
The programme was also attended by the Hon’ble Deputy Speaker SLA, Shri Sangay Lepcha, Hon’ble Cabinet Ministers, MLAs, Advisors, Chairmen, Chief Secretary Additional Chief Secretaries, Principal Secretaries, Heads of various departments, senior officials and dignitaries.
The programme was held to introduce the new initiative of providing the dairy producers at Rs. 8/- per litre of milk directly to their individual account by the State Government in addition to the prescribed rate applicable to them.
The Hon’ble Chief Minister in his address appreciated the initiative of the Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services and Sikkim Cooperative Milk Producers’ Union Limited. He thanked all the dairy producing farmers and their efforts in helping the Government to make such a historic initiative towards their benefit. He mentioned that he can understand the plight of the efforts that go in making a living in the rural areas, and added that such a unique initiative would encourage the farmers to excel. He urged the gathering to appreciate the roles and hard work put in by the farming community in providing food for all.
The Chief Minister also mentioned that Sikkim must realize the goal of being self-reliant in every sphere as desired by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India. He urged all present to continue to enhance their production and added that the State Government would always aid them in every possible way. He stated that the pandemic has caused the delay in bringing such initiatives which would encourage the hard-working farmers. However, the State Government will now continue work on policies catered for the rural populous, he added. The Chief Minister also stated that the amount for the incentives given to the farmers has already been earmarked which would be directly credited to the farmers account.
He also expressed his desire that the farming community should take benefit of such initiatives and upscale their produces in the coming days. The HCM also mentioned that more stress would be given in the strengthening of Cooperative Societies in Sikkim which would help in the state being ‘self-reliant’.
During the occasion, the Chief Minister made several announcements such as the construction of two milk production centres every year, Rs. 10 Lakhs to the Sikkim Milk Union from Chief Minister’s Discretion Fund, Rs. 2 Lakhs to the ‘Milkman of the Year Award’ to the farmer who produces the maximum amount of milk in a year, payment to milk damages caused by road blockage, declaration of ‘Gwala Day’ as restricted holiday after the day will be finalised and emphasized on One Family Two Cows policy. He also informed that the requests put forward by the MPCS would be considered after evaluation.
The Chief Minister also urged and directed everyone to wear a mask all the time, wash hands frequently and to maintain social distancing to minimize the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Hon’ble Minister for Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services Shri Lok Nath Sharma in his address marked the day as historic, with a noteworthy achievement for the welfare of farmers. The newly launched initiatives of rupees eight per litre of milk is a unique, exemplary and encouraging financial support initiated by the State Government for the benefits of the farmers of Sikkim.
Besides, encouraging financial incentives, the recent enhancement of milk price raised by the State government, will certainly improve the economic and social status of the farmers, he added.
The Minister also underlined the immediate requirement of the technical manpower in the department to address the medical and technical issues in rural areas. He also drew light on the benefits of the ongoing programme of ‘Development through Credit’ and informed that the programme will also be launched for East and North Sikkim after the upcoming Dusshera festival. He also committed to providing a high yielding variety of milch cow to the farmers in near future. Further, he also acknowledged the farmer’s hardships and challenges faced by them in producing milk and it’s products.
The Secretary, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services Shri S.B. Subba in his brief address stated the dairy farmers of Sikkim will be getting incentives of Rs. 8 per litre for the first time in the history of the State. He informed everyone about genetically enhanced livestock which will be introduced soon in the State. He also gave a brief informative overview of the various policies of the department and how the farmers and public can benefit from it.
The Hon’ble Chief Minister also handed over the cheques of the New Government Incentive @ 8/- per litre of milk to the beneficiaries for the months of April, May and June 2020 during the programme.
The programme also saw the launching of Dairy Cooperative Song in honour of Dairy farmers of Sikkim written and composed by Dr. A. B. Karki, Managing Director Sikkim Milk Union.
Likewise, the prize for the winners of lockdown poetry competition “Gwala” were also distributed.
The award for best suggestions from the employees of Sikkim Milk Union on the topic, “My role and responsibility on combating Covid-19” was also presented.
On the occasion, the ‘Milk Man of the Year Award’ of Rs. 2 Lakh was also handed over to Shri. Puspa Lal Sharma for being able to deliver 89 litres of milk per day.

Hon’ble Chief Minister launches ‘The Birds & Bees Talk’ programme for adolescent children

Gangtok, October 13 (IPR): ‘The Birds and Bees Talk’, a unique life skills programme for adolescent children under the Reckitt Benckiser’s flagship Dettol ‘Banega Swasth India’ in partnership with Primus partners was launched at Samman Bhawan in the presence of Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Prem Singh Tamang today.
The launching programme was attended by Hon’ble Minister for Education Department Shri Kunga Nima Lepcha, Hon’ble Minister for Health and Family Welfare Department Dr. M. K. Sharma, Chief Secretary (CS) Shri. S.C. Gupta, Additional Chief Secretary (ACS) Education Department Shri. G.P. Upadhayay, Secretary to HCM Shri. S.D. Dhakal, Secretary Education Department Shri. Anil Raj Rai, Secretary of Social Welfare Department Shri. Tsewang Gyachho, Directors, Joint Directors of Education Department, heads of Educational Institutions, Shri. Ravi Bhatnagar, Director External Affairs and Partnerships, Reckitt Benckiser, Asia Middle East and Africa (AMESA) and team, and senior officials.
During the programme, a Letter of Intent (LoI) was also signed between the ACS Education Department Shri G.P. Upadhayay and Shri Ravi Bhatnagar, Director External Affairs and Partnerships, Reckitt Benckiser, (AMESA).
The Hon’ble Chief Minister expressed his happiness on being associated with the flagship program ‘Dettol Banega Swasth India’ and added that the programme is one of its kind life skills training module for adolescent children. The programme will immensely benefit children which will increase knowledge and awareness about healthy life skill practices, he added. The Chief Minister also directed the Heads of the Educational Institutions to sensitize the students on holistic curriculum and also on the COVID-19 pandemic. He added that one of the top most priorities of the State Government in Education and is the only way where empowerment of children can be achieved. The Chief Minister hoped that the programme will go a long way in developing key skills in the students.
The Hon’ble Minister Education Department Shri. Kunga Nima Lepcha informed that the ‘Birds and Bees Talk’ is a unique and comprehensive programme for supporting and guiding the school going children and will run for three years in the State.
The ACS Education Department Shri. G.P. Upadhayay in his address said that the programme will be implemented in all schools across Sikkim to ensure maximum reach. It is a holistic kind of intervention where young minds will be guided through a unique and effective curriculum.
In his opening note, Shri Ravi Bhatnagar highlighted Reckitt Benckiser’s vision and commitment to growing up life skill education in India. He informed that the ‘Birds to Bees Talk’ programme is a comprehensive growing life skills curriculum for 10-19 years old children which will provide accurately, fact-based and age-appropriate information that will help adolescents make informed choices.
He added that the curriculum is in alignment with the National Curriculum Framework and the recently announced New Education Policy 2020 as it follows the guiding principles of the Adolescence Education progamme.
Earlier, Secretary Education Department, Shri. Anil Raj Rai presented the welcome address and vote of thanks was proposed by State Project Director Samagra Siksha and Director Elementary Education Shri. Bhim Thatal.

Hon’ble Union Defence Minister Shri Rajnath Singh virtually inaugurated forty-three Bridges built by BRO

Gangtok, October 12(IPR): Hon’ble Union Defence Minister Shri Rajnath Singh virtually inaugurated forty-three Bridges built by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) in the border States and Union Territories of Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh today.
The bridges were inaugurated on an online event which was attended by the Hon’ble Union Minister of State for DONER Jitendra Singh, Minister of State for Sports and Youth Affairs Shri Kiran Rijiju, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Sikkim Shri Prem Singh Tamang and other Chief Ministers, heads and officials of Seven States and Union Territories along with DG/BRO Lt. General Harpal Singh.
Hon’ble Chief Minister of Sikkim Shri Prem Singh Tamang, Hon’ble Minister for Roads and Bridges Department Shri Samdup Lepcha along with senior officials of the State Government, officials of BRO, GREF and other officials joined the live video from Samman Bhawan.
From the forty three bridges built by the BRO, Siyam khola, Ringchu Khola, B 5 and Khumdum Khola were the four bridges inaugurated in Sikkim.
The Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Prem Singh Tamang in his address at the inaugural function placed forward the gratitude of the Sikkimese people for being presented with this milestone of four bridges in the State. He conveyed heartfelt greetings on behalf of the Sikkimese to all on this momentous occasion and thanked the Government of India, along with the Border Roads Organization. He expressed happiness that the Hon’ble Defence Minister has dedicated forty three permanent bridges to the country and also laid the foundation stone of the Nechiphu tunnel in Arunachal Pradesh.
The Chief Minister stated that under the leadership of Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, all the essential needs of the Army in the country are being strengthened. He also expressed his gratitude to the Central Government for developing the projects in the border areas.
He informed that due to the hilly terrain in the border areas of Sikkim, landslides and other natural calamities are common. Keeping this situation and the security of the country in mind, the bridges will play an important role in transporting the essential materials and connecting the remote areas thereby benefitting the villagers. Because of Sikkim being located in the mountainous region of the Himalayas, road plays an important role in connecting remote areas. He appreciated the fact that Border Roads Organization has played an incredible role in the development, maintenance and construction of national highways and other roadways in the state of Sikkim. With better connectivity, tourism related activities will increase and it will have a good effect on the socio-economic development of the region remarked the Chief Minister.
The Chief Minister communicated that plans are also being made for connectivity in the border region of North Sikkim and the use of the latest technology in road construction in areas such as tunnel, slope stabilization, bridge construction and the avalanche is being done which will have a far-reaching effect in improving connectivity.
The Chief Minister praised the employees of GREF for their selfless service for keeping the roads open during the monsoon and winter seasons. He also congratulated Director General of Border Roads Organization Lieutenant General Harpal Singh for the excellent work being done by the jawans and officers of the Swastik Project under his leadership and expressed positivity that they would always live up to the expectations of the people of Sikkim as well as of the country.
In conclusion, the Chief Minister said that he is filled with gratitude to witness the inauguration of the permanent bridges within Sikkim, this important work will definitely facilitate connectivity and bring positive changes in the socio-economic fabric of the state.

HCM lays the foundation stone of Integrated Development of Chakung Dakbungalow

Gyalshing, 09th Oct (IPR): Hon’ble Chief Minister of Sikkim, Shri Prem Singh Tamang (Golay) laid the foundation stone of Integrated Development of Chakung Dakbungalow at Malbasey under Soreng Sub Division, West Sikkim today in the presence of Shri Sangay Lepcha (Deputy Speaker) Shri L.N.Sharma (Minister Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal husbandry and IPR) Shri Samdup Lepcha(Minister Road & Bridges and Culture Department) Shri Kunga Nima Lepcha (Minister Education,Law & Legislative and Parliamentary Affairs, Land Revenue& Disaster Management) G.T Dhungel (MLA, Upper Tadong) Sunita Gazmer(MLA, Zoom Salghari), Y.T. Lepcha ( MLA, Gangtok) C.P Sharma (Press Advisor to HCM), Shri S.D.Dhakal(Secretary to HCM) Shri Jacob Khaling(Political Secretary to HCM), Chairman and Advisor from various Departments, HOD’S of Roads & Bridges ,Officers from different Departments ,Government of Sikkim.
Addressing the gathering, Hon’ble Chief Minister expressed his gratitude for the success of the program.He announced and extended his deepest condolences to the Union Minister Shri Ram Vilas Paswan who passed away yesterday. He recalled the strong bonding and affinity they used to share between them.
The Chief Minister also stated that the State Government has been continuously working to tackle the COVID-19 situation in Sikkim. However, the only way of staying safe and secure is the proper use of masks, sanitisers, proper hygiene and maintenance of social distancing.
While speaking on the State Government’s policies ,the Chief Minister mentioned about the increasing infection of kidney and cancer patients in the state and informed cancer hospital is being establishing at Karfectar, Jorethang South Sikkim with world class cancer hospital having latest technology and well equipped. He also mentioned about the enhancement of old age pension by the present government. He assured to provide full infrastructure to Chakung Science College which will fall under centre of excellence .He stated that the tender work of Chumbung BAC has been done by the Government. The Chief Minister also mentioned about the production incentives for those who produces more agriculture product. Further he suggested for bamboo farming to those who are looking for loan. He also discussed on 35% subsidy on loan. He Informed about the Chief Minister Merit Scholarship for the students upto the Graduation level.
The Chief Minister further informed that 30 dialysis machines has been installed within Sikkim.He also highlighted about the mobile village clinic to each village with well equipped vehicles and availability of all kinds of medicines. He stressed on internet facilities within Sikkim with independent BSNL administrative centre, which covers each and every centre.
Addressing the gathering, Hon’ble Minister Shri Samdup Lepcha congratulated the Chief Minister for the success of the program. He assured that the government will lend all possible support for the project.He stressed that the government is fully committed for the development of the state and is vigorously working on it.
Secretary, Roads & Bridges Department T.P Shangderpa gave a short presentation on Technical report on infrastructure of new Dakbungalow that is going to be established at Malbasey, West Sikkim.He highlighted the proposed complex comprised of several components.
The program concluded with the vote of thanks from Shri H.S Sharma, Chief Engineer, Roads & Bridges Department.

Hon’ble Chief Minister launches the Sikkim Garib Awaas Yojana & Chief Minister’s Garib Awaas Yojana

Gangtok, October 8 (IPR): Hon’ble Chief Minister, Shri Prem Singh Tamang launched the Sikkim Garib Awaas Yojana and Chief Minister’s Garib Awaas Yojana at Manan Kendra, today. The program was organized by the Rural Development Department, Government of Sikkim.
Present in the function were Hon’ble Minister for RDD, Shri. Sonam Lama, Hon’ble Cabinet Ministers, MLAs, Advisors, Chairpersons, Chairmen, Zilla Adhyakshas, Upadhyakshas, Panchayats, Chief Secretary, Heads of various departments, senior officials of the line departments, BDOs and beneficiaries.
During the program, one beneficiary each from 32 constituencies were provided with allotment orders for Sikkim Garib Awaas Yojana(SGAY). Subsequently, one beneficiary each from 32 constituencies were provided with the first installment cheque of Rs 20,000 for house upgradation during the program. Likewise, one beneficiary each from 32 constituencies were also handed over allotment order for GCI sheets.
It may be mentioned here that the SGAY house will be a single storey RCC structure which will consist of a living room, two bedrooms, a kitchen, toilet along with furnitures and a television.
Similarly, Chief Minister’s Gareeb Awaas Yojana will be an RCC framed structure with GCI sheets roofing over tubular steel truss and brick wall partition. The house will consist of a living room, kitchen/dining, two bedrooms, a toilet and a front porch.
The Hon’ble Chief Minister in his address mentioned that the Sikkim Garib Awaas Yojana is an initiative of the State Government to facilitate housing for the poor and to improve the quality of the life of deserving households by providing basic amenities. He further added that a total of 100 beneficiaries from each constituency will be benefitted from this scheme. The house under SJAY will be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs. seventeen lakh fifty-one thousand including furnitures and a TV.
The Chief Minister also informed that the Chief Minister’s Garib Aawas Yojana (CMGAY) has been envisaged as an immediate relief to the senior citizens who are staying without any immediate support or family members. He further added that these schemes of the State Government aimed to bring about qualitative improvement in the housing status of the poor and will result in achieving the status of a kutcha house free State.
The Chief Minister also informed that the State Government is planning to bring the scheme for urban settlers under Urban Garib Awaas Yojana in near future. Speaking further on house upgradation, the Chief Minister informed that a total of 400 beneficiaries from each constituency to be provided with house upgradation of Rs. 50000. He added that Rs. 20000 to be provided in the first phase and the remaining amount will be provided in the second phase. He also directed the concerned officials to expedite the process of distribution of the cheques of the first phase before dasai festival.
He then mentioned that the State Government will also be providing 30 GCI sheets to 100 beneficiaries each from all 32 constituencies. The Chief Minister also spelled out the initiative of the State Government in uplifting the livelihood of the people of the State. He also apprised on various plans and other policy measures of the State Government which will be carried out in near future.
He informed the gathering to abide by the safety protocols of the State Government and asked all to follow the guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures in the collective fight against COVID -19 pandemic.
Hon’ble Minister for Rural Development Department Shri Sonam Lama in his address highlighted the schemes of the State Government for the larger benefits of the economically weaker section of the State. The Principal Secretary RDD Shri C.S.Rao in his welcome address also gave a brief introduction of the schemes. Earlier, Principal Chief Engineer I, Shri K.P. Sharma also presented a technical report.
Later the vote of thanks was proposed by Director Panchayat Shri Prabhakar Rai.

From the official page of the Hon’ble Chief Minister

Today, I had a brief meeting with the Inter-Ministerial Team (IMCT) at Samman Bhawan who are presently in Sikkim to assess the damages caused by the natural calamities due to heavy rainfall.
We highlighted the problems faced by Sikkim owing to the fragile mountainous terrain and several other issues arising due to calamities. The unprecedented damages in certain areas because of frequent landslides have created major difficulties for the State. The team put forward their suggestions in mitigating the problems and likewise, I briefed them about the steps taken by our Government to tackle the same.
We also exchanged views on the different subjects related to the Nation and the state.
I was pleased to hear many positive aspects of our State from the team and thanked them for their visit and suggestions.
The team comprised of Brig. Ajay Gangwar(Advisor NDMA, New Delhi), Dr Virendra Singh(Director DRD, Patna), Shri S.C Meena( Director FCD, Finance Ministry), Shri Shiv Prakash(Superintending Engineer, CWC, Gangtok), Shri Summit Goel (Deputy Director, Central Electricity Authority, Delhi), Shri S.B Tewari(Ministry of Rural Development, Shri Ankit Umroa(Asst. Executive Engineer(civil) MDRTH, Guwahati).

From the official page of Hon’ble Chief Minister

A meeting was held today at Samman Bhawan to review the current situation regarding COVID-19 in the State.
During the meeting, we discussed various new strategies and approaches to efficiently fight the virus and further enhance our endeavour in tackling it.
We are closely monitoring the situation and will keep up with it to ensure the safety of the Sikkimese people.