Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Prem Singh Tamang chaired a meeting with the Culture Department at Samman Bhawan

Gangtok, June 26: The Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Prem Singh Tamang chaired a meeting with the Culture Department at Samman Bhawan in the presence of Hon’ble Minister Shri Samdup Lepcha and other senior officials today.
The house discussed constructions, renovation/repairing works related to the department, manpower management, historical monuments, religious monuments, traditional houses etc. The Hon’ble Chief Minister directed them to focus on reviving old traditional practices which will also help boost the tourism sector. He emphasized on having a database of oral history for future generations and also adopt traditional aspects at different levels. He also addressed the topic of grants-in-aid to associations for various programmes.
The officials updated the Hon’ble Chief Minister regarding the ongoing works and ongoing construction activities. Hon’ble Chief Minister also enquired in detail regarding the various projects which are included in the recent budgetary plan.
Similarly, the Hon’ble Chief Minister also held a meeting with the Irrigation & Water Resource department in the presence of Hon’ble Minister Shri Bhim Hang Limboo and senior officials wherein they discussed the Irrigation channel, flood management programme, stone water drainage system, Jhora tending work, restoration works, and restoration of the defunct channel. The department also put forth their demand for extra manpower.
The Hon’ble Chief Minister directed the officials to properly scrutinise and only sanction genuine works and affirmed to look into matters related to damages caused by incessant rain. They also discussed several grievances of the department and the Hon’ble Chief Minister assured to look into it

The Hon’ble Chief Minister launched the Free Gift Milk to Girl Students of Sikkim

Gangtok, 9th February 2021 (IPR): The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Sikkim Shri. Prem Singh Tamang launched the Free Giftt Milk to Girl Students of Sikkim initiative of the State Government at Samman Bhawan, Gangtok. The Hon’ble Chief Minister was accompanied by Shri. L. N. Sharma, Minister AH&VS and IPR Department and Shri. M. N. Sherpa, Minister Power Department.
The program also had the presence of Shri. Tshering W. Lepcha, Addl. Pol. Secretary to HCM; Shri. L. P. Kafley, Chairman SICUN; Shri. Mangal Jit Rai Chairman NCDFI; Shri. S. B. Subba, Secretary, AH&VS; Shri. A. B. Rai, Secretary Cooperation Department; Shri. Meenesh Shah, Executive Director National Dairy Development Board; Shri. M. S. Sodhi, Executive Director, National Highway and Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd., Officers, Staffs and Dignitaries.
The HCM in his address thanked the farming and dairy farming community for their services which have helped the state’s future to grow and become healthy. He mentioned that the state of Sikkim is a developing state hence the smallest contributions made by each and every one of the citizens from every walks of life contribute to the overall development. HCM mentioned that Dairy farming is essential in the state as ‘milk’ is an essential part of the daily diet of all, hence the initiatives of Sikkim Milk Union in collaboration with the NDDB and NHIDCL are worth appreciating as they are also contributing to the state-building procedures.
HCM also spoke on the avenues and the endless possibilities of Farming in Sikkim and how it can lead to a secure future. He further mentioned as the PM of India Shri. Narendra Modi advocates ‘Aatma Nirbhar’, the state also has diligently followed his footsteps and the state in the arena of farming is progressing due to the recent initiatives given to the Dairy Farming community like the incentive of Rs. 8 per liter of milk produced by them on top of the standard price and similar incentives by the State Government to encourage agricultural practices in the Sikkim. HCM also encouraged the students of Sikkim to take part in the new revolution of being self-reliant for the state.
Lastly, the HCM applauded the initiative of launching the Free Gift Milk to Girl Students of Sikkim which targets around 1500 students of Sikkim who would be provided 200ml of milk every day. He assured the students that every possible help in regards to their academics would be given by the State Government. He also thanked and applauded the efforts of Shri. Meenesh Shah (NDDB) and Shri. M. S. Sodhi (NHIDCL) in helping with the initiative of the Sikkim Government.
Minister Sharma in his brief address thanked the HCM for his continuous support towards the Farming community in solving their problems. He also appreciated the efforts of the NDDB for their interest in Sikkim which would be beneficial for both the State and NDDB in the long run. He also mentioned that the Development through credit and other similar schemes are beneficial schemes that the farmers need to utilize. He also mentioned that the State Government’s Schemes are people-oriented and made for their benefit. He also highlighted that after the launching of incentives to Dairy farmers by the HCM, the milk production rate has increased from 32000 liters to 50000 liters daily which is an achievement for Sikkim.
During the program, the Board of Directors of Sikkim Cooperative Milk Producers Union Ltd. Handed over the Award for “Best State Milk Federation/ Union of India” won by Sikkim to the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Sikkim.
Shri. S. B. Subba, Secretary AH&VS was also given the ‘Token of Gratitude’ for his services by the organizers.
The event was organized by the Sikkim Co-operative Milk Producers’ Union Limited sponsored by National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) and National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (NHIDCL).

The Police Department of Mangan, North Sikkim initiates a cleanliness drive

Mangan, Jan 13 (IPR): Keeping in mind the instructions given by the Chief Minister, Shri Prem Singh Tamang (Golay), the Police Department of Mangan, North Sikkim initiated a cleanliness drive throughout the district. SP (North), Smt. Ongmu Bhutia supervised the drive and stated that the objective was to not only generate awareness on cleanliness but to involve and engage the entire force along with the public in the cleaning activity.
Municipal Executive Officer (Mangan), Court Inspector (CI- North), SHOs of all district Police Stations, Safai Karmachari and the public of Mangan participated in the drive. The cleanliness drive began at 9:30 am synchronously all over the district including Phodong, Chungthang, Lachen, Lachung and six OPs of concerned Police Stations.

The dry run for COVID–19 vaccine was held at Urban PHC, Gangtok

Gangtok, January 2: The dry run for COVID-19 Vaccine was held at Urban PHC, Gangtok today.
The following Officers were present for monitoring and supervision of the dry run:
1. Director RCH cum State Immunization Officer
2. ADHS, Urban PHC
3. ADHS, Immunization
4. SDM, East
5. MO, RBSK
6. HEO
7. CHO, PHNO, LHV
8. UNDP Team.
Several media houses were present to witness the dry run being conducted.
A total of 25 beneficiaries were identified for the dry run (mock drill) and vaccinated as per the given SOP and was reported in the CO-WIN app. A three-room (waiting area, vaccination room and observation room) was set up for the dry run at UPHC, Gangtok according to operational guidelines.
The following process was followed:
1. Registration on the CO-WIN app using a valid photo ID.
2. Beneficiary received SMS messages on their registered mobile number. Once identified beneficiaries were allocated to the session after the creation of the session site.
3. Vaccination officer 1 checked registered beneficiaries as per the hard copy along with photo Id verification.
4. Vaccination officer 2 authenticated/verified documents on the CO-WIN app.
5. Vaccinator officer 3 vaccinated the verified beneficiary.
6. After vaccination, the beneficiary waited at the observation room for 30 minutes to check for any Adverse Event Following Immunization.
7. Vaccination officer 4 & 5 ensured that beneficiaries waited for 30 minutes at the observation room where COVID-19 related IEC was imparted. Also, minor AEFI cases were managed and serious cases were referred to AEFI Management Centre located at UPHC itself.
8. Vaccination officer 3 & 4 informed about the AEFI cases to vaccination officer 2 for reporting in the CO-WIN app. Accordingly, Vaccination officer 2 reported the AEFI case in the CO-WIN app.
9. Different possible scenarios regarding vaccination were also simulated during the dry run.
Lastly, Dr. Phumzay Denzongpa, Director RCH cum State Immunization Officer briefed the media about the ongoing dry run for COVID-19 vaccination.

Skill Development Training Program in Sikkim

The second phase of the Skill Development Training Program in Sikkim commenced today at ITI Namchi, South Sikkim. In the inaugural program, out of 30 participants, 27 of them attended the Program. The Program is organised by ITI Namchi in a befitting manner wherein Shri Shankar Bhaumik, GM, NHIDCL and Shri M.N. Bhutia, Principal ITI Namchi along with other NHIDCL Engineers and faculty of ITI had graced the occasion.
In the inaugural speech Principal, ITI Namchi discussed the necessity of the training and requested the trainees to be particular in the training for the self – sufficiency and to gain a maximum scope of the training. He also conveyed his thanks to Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Prem Singh Tamang, The Secretary and The Director of Skill Development for extending the Training Program in ITI Namchi.
Shri R.K Mishra, Officer-in-charge Training, CIDC elaborately pointed out the objectives of the Training Program.
Further, Shri Shankar Bhaumik, GM, NHIDCL in his speech categorically delivered the objectives and guidelines of the Skill Development Training Program. He expressed his gratitude towards MORTH, Govt. Of India and MD, NHIDCL for extending the second phase of the Skill Development Training Program in Sikkim. He also conveyed his gratitude to Secretary Skill Development, DC South, ED, NHIDCL and SDM(HQ) for providing necessary guidance and support for the aforesaid Program. At the conclusion, he congratulated the participants who have been selected for the training and also congratulated ITI, Namchi for their logistic support and cooperation.