Gangtok, September 29 (IPR): In a programme held at Samman Bhawan today the Chief Minister, Shri Prem Singh Tamang distributed financial aid in various avenues to the beneficiaries from the Chief Minister’s Discretionary Grant (CMDG) and CMRF.
A total of 156 beneficiaries were handed cheques including students, entrepreneurs, NGOs, and Schools, for their livelihood to progress and prosper in various sectors. The aid was also distributed for house upgradation, renovation, piggery farming, homestay construction, Self-Help Groups, Protective walls and more.
The CM stated, ‘Since the formation of our government, we are regularly assisting people with grants under CMDG and CMRF in setting up businesses and improving infrastructure, including religious buildings and higher education.
The beneficiaries also included students pursuing BA, BSc, B.tech, M.tech, B.Com, Ph.D Scholars coaching for NET and other courses, and the aid is provided through cheques to maintain transparency, he added.
He also informed that the government is assisting the public through the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (CMRF) providing instant relief for medical purposes.
He urged the beneficiaries to utilize the funds for the specified purposes for their progress.
Earlier the State Bank of Sikkim handed the Dividend Cheque to the Chief Minister, Shri Prem Singh Tamang
The CM expressed his gratitude for the kind gesture of SBS towards the Government of Sikkim.
Pakyong, September 29 (IPR): Shri D.B. Pradhan along with Shri R.B Bhandari ADC Development, Pakyong distributed house upgradation cheques and allotment of GCI sheet at BAC Pakyong today.
Shri Pradhan briefed about the various schemes introduced by Govt in the educational, health and social welfare sectors. He highlighted schemes such as Aama Yojana, and Bahini Yojana for the betterment of society and apprised everyone about the Govt working tirelessly to introduce similar schemes at war footing.
The cheques were distributed to beneficiaries of Bering- Tareythang GPU through the hands of the Chief Guest.
The programme saw the presence of Panchayat President, Bering Tareythang GPU, Shri Yam Lal Chettri, BDO Pakyong, Shri C.S. Subba, District HoDs of various line departments and beneficiaries.
Namchi,29th September (IPR): Distribution of Cheques for House Upgradation, Allotment Orders for GCI sheets and State Disaster Relief Fund Intimation Order (SDRF) was organised for 10 Poklok Kamrang, 11 Namchi Singithang and 1 GPU of Melli Constituency (Kitam – Manpur)at Namchi BAC, today.
Zilla Adhyaksha (Namchi District) Smt. Tshering Dem Bhutia adorned the occasion as the Chief Guest. She was accompanied by Advisor (Skill Development Department) Shri. Satish Chandra Rai, Advisor (Land Use) Shri. Bhagirath Rai, Chairpersons (SCPCR)Smt. Roma Tamang, Chairperson (Building and Housing Department) Shri. Tashi Dorjee Tamang, Chairperson (Road and Bridges) Shri. Simon Rai, Chairperson (UDD) Shri. K.B Rai, Chairperson (NMC) Shri Ganesh Rai, Vice-Chairperson Smt. Sabitri Tamang, Councillors, Zilla Panchayats, Panchayat Presidents and Panchayat members from the three constituencies, ADC (Dev) Dr C.P Rai, BDO Namchi Shri. Nim Pintso Bhutia, BDO Nandugoan Shri. Mukesh Dahal, BDO Sikkip Shri. Roshan Rai and the public at large.
During the programme, the Chief Guest on behalf of all the beneficiaries expressed immense gratitude towards Chief Minister Shri Prem Singh Tamang and his Spouse Smt. Krishna Rai for their generosity and benevolence. She further requested all the beneficiaries to utilise the fund wisely and accordingly.
It is to be mentioned here that a total of 35 numbers of cheques for House Upgradation, 35 numbers of Allotment orders and 15 numbers of SDRF were distributed to the beneficiaries of Poklok- Kamrang, Namchi Singithang and Kitam – Manpur Constituency.
Soreng, Sept 29 (IPR): The second round of training for Presiding and Polling (I) Officers for the upcoming Panchayat Elections was held at BEd College auditorium, today.
The training was imparted in two separate batches by SDM, Soreng, Shri Ranjan Rai, and DPO, Zilla Panchayat, Shri Dilip Sharma. A total of 240 participants were trained today.
The trainees were also given hands-on training on the operation and handling of the EVM Machine.
DC, Soreng, Shri Bhim Thatal also graced one of the sessions and provided some input on peculiar situations that may arise during the election process. He also clarified some doubts of the trainees. The DC urged the trainees to make the most of the training session and to thoroughly study the Presiding Officer’s Handbook and Diary to be well acquainted with the entire process of elections. The DC advised the trainees to exercise their power responsibly.
Gangtok, Sept 29: (IPR)The Hon’ble Minister, Agriculture & Horticulture Shri Lok Nath Sharma chaired a joint coordination meeting with the visiting delegates of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) – Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology (IHBT), Palampur, Himachal Pradesh to discuss on the proposal for the establishment of CSIR thematic regional centre in Sikkim, at his chamber at Tashiling Secretariat, today.
The follow-up meeting held today, after signing the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 17th February 2022, had the presence of Dr Sanjay Kumar, Director CSIR-IHBT, Sr. Principal Scientist Dr Ram Kumar Sharma, Scientist Dr Rakshak Kumar, Scientist Dr Vidyashankar Srivastan from CSIR-IHBT, Palampur.
The meeting was also attended by the Secretary, Agriculture, Shri JD Bhutia, Principal Director Horticulture Shri SK Tamang, Principal Director Agriculture Shri Tilak Gazmer, Director NRC Pakyong Dr Rampal, Joint Director ICAR Dr Ramgopal Laha, Director Horticulture Shri MK Subba, Director Department of Science and Technology Shri D T Bhutia, Additional Director Horticulture Shri BL Dahal, Sr. Professor Dr Shanti S. Sharma, Professor Laxuman Sharma from Sikkim University and officers.
The meeting had a thorough discussion on the proposal for the establishment of the Thematic Regional Centre of CSIR/IHBT in Sikkim and taking up a cluster-based incubation centre in onward action.
It was decided to constitute a joint committee comprising officers from the department of Agriculture, Horticulture, Science and Technology, ICAR-Sikkim state, Sikkim University, CSIR-IHBT, and all concerned.
Minister Sharma drew light on the need for a technology-based institute like IHBT-CSIR in Sikkim and suggested Director CSIR prepare a Detail Project Report in coordination with the committee. He also briefed on a series of actions to be undertaken in the onward process.
Director Dr Sanjay Kumar, while sharing his observation stated that there is tremendous potential for resources in the state which would be supportive of embracing the objectives of the proposed establishment.
Secretary Agriculture and all other participants came out with valuable inputs regarding the proposed establishment.
The Hon’ble Minister also offered khadas and extended a warm welcome to the visiting dignitaries.
Namchi,29th September (IPR): Bronchoscopic Biopsy from the arch of the trachea has been successfully done at Namchi District Hospital, Yesterday.
The procedure was undertaken by Dr Tshering Dorjee Sherpa (ENT head and neck surgeon) assisted by OT Nurses and Technicians.
It is to be mentioned here that the procedure of Bronchoscopic biopsy from the arch of the trachea has been done for the first time in the history of Sikkim and the entire staff members of Namchi District Hospital take pride in this successful surgery.
Pakyong, September 29 (IPR):
Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services (AH & VS) Department in collaboration with DAC Pakyong organised a Goat distribution programme at the premises near DC Guesthouse at Pakyong today. It is sponsored by Teesta Urja Ltd through a CSR initiative.
A total number of 40 beneficiaries from Namcheybong and Gnathang-Machong constituencies (20 from each constituency) received 1 male and 2 female goats through the hands of Area MLA Namcheybong, Shri Em Prasad Sharma and District Collector Pakyong, Shri Tashi Chophel. The beneficiaries also received 2 kg mineral mixture, 100 kg feed, deworming tablets along with 1-year insurance on the cattle.
The Area MLA and the DC were accompanied by Joint Director, AH & VS, Dr Angela Pradhan, Deputy Director 1 AH & VS, Dr Kinchokla Bhutia, Deputy Director Rongli, Dr Prerna Baraily, Veterinary Officer AH & VS Pakyong, Dr Likitnor Lepcha, concerned Govt officials and the beneficiaries.
Gangtok, 29 September (IPR): Chief Minister, Shri Prem Singh Tamang accompanied by Area MLA, Shri G.T Dhungel inaugurated the Sri Sri Durga Mandir at 6th Mile, Tadong, today.
He offered prayers and took blessings of goddess Durga on behalf of all Sikkimese people.