HIMVEERS scale virgin peak ht. 6889 mtrs near sacred Gurudogmar Lake

Gangtok, 20 Aug: A joint frontier level Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force Mountaineering Expedition Team “Pulkit” was flagged-off by Hon’ble Governor Shri Ganga Prasad on 26th July, 2019 from Raj Bhavan.

Sikkim has successfully scaled the virgin peak ht. 6889 mtrs near sacred Gurudogmar Lake on 14th August, 2019 which marked the intrinsic connect that ITBPF has been constantly establishing with the mystical mountains of Himalayas and Sikkim thus added another golden feather in the Cap of ITBP Mountaineers called as “HIMVEERS”.

The expedition team led by Shri Digvijay Singh, Deputy Commandant accomplished its mission with the formal Flag-in ceremony on 19th August, 2019 at Raj Bhavan graced by the Hon’ble Governor who showered the Expedition Team and the ITBP with his blessings.

This mountaineering expedition was conceived, organised and conducted under the guidance of Shri Sanjeev Raina, IG North East & Eastern Frontiers and Shri S.R. Roy, DIG (Lucknow) with the support of Shri Kapil Dev Dwivedi, DIG (Gangtok) and Shri Angad Prasad Yadava, Commandant (Staff) ITBP, Gangtok.

IPR Department observes World Photography Day

Gangtok, 19 Aug (IPR): Every year, on the 19th of August, World Photography Day is commemorated worldwide with vigor and enthusiasm. People from all walks of life, irrespective of whether they are a photographer or not, come together to understand and also enlighten the globe about the importance of photography.

On this day, Information & Public Relations Department, headed by Secretary, Ms. Namrata Thapa, organized an exhibition at its premise at Soochna Bhawan in Tadong to honour this day for photographers and raise awareness and gain inspiration from the craft of photography.

Secretary, Ms. Thapa, while addressing the attendees at the exhibition, stated that the World Photography Day is a noble day for photographers and all lovers of photography. She said that in today’s world of rapid exchange and transformation of technology, the value of a photograph still holds high and that a single picture communicates an array of information to the viewer.

Assistant Director/Photo, Mr. Keshap Chettri, informed the attendees at the exhibition about the history of photography and that photography is more than a hobby and inspires people around the globe to do more and share more. He also briefed the attendees on the various vintage cameras on display and their workings and functions.

The department had exhibited a range of vintage cameras such as:

  • B2 Film Size Camera
  • TLR (Twin-Lens Reflex Camera)
  • 35mm Film SLR (Single Lens Reflex Camera)
  • Digital SLR (Single Lens Reflex Camera)
  • DSLR *Fx. (Full-frame Digital Single Lens Reflex Camera)

Along with these, rare photographs from the department’s archives related to Sikkim and its history was also put up for public viewing.

HCM returns back from his two-daylong official New Delhi tour

Siliguri, 18 Aug (IPR): Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Prem Singh Tamang (Golay) landed at Bagdogra Airport today after his two-daylong official tour to New Delhi. He reached the airport boarding the Airport Shuttle Bus along with Cabinet Ministers, Government of Sikkim, Shri Sonam Lama and Shri Arun Upretti, Shri S.D. Dhakal, Secretary to HCM, Government of Sikkim as well as other officials from Chief Minister’s Office. The HCM was received by officials from different department at the airport.

During his visit to New Delhi, the HCM met the Union Home Minister, Shri Amit Shah, and also met BJP General Secretary, Shri Ram Madhav, and discussed issues related to the State.

HCM meets BJP General Secretary in New Delhi

New Delhi, 16 Aug (IPR): Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Prem Singh Tamang (Golay) accompanied by Shri Sonam Lama, Hon’ble Minister of Rural Development Department and Shri Arun Upreti, Hon’ble Minister for Urban Development Department met the BJP General Secretary, Shri Ram Madhav, at South Avenue in New Delhi on 16 August.

Both the leaders of the political parties discussed about the overall political scenario of the Country as well as the State. Both the leaders shared the view for progress, prosperity and betterment of State in days to come.

Shri Tamang discussed the political, social and economical demands of the State.

HCM meets Hon’ble Union Minister of Home Affairs in New Delhi

New Delhi, 17 Aug (IPR): Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Prem Singh Tamang (Golay) accompanied by Shri Sonam Lama, Hon’ble Minister of Rural Development Department and Shri Arun Upreti, Hon’ble Minister for Urban Development Department called on Hon’ble Union Minister of Home Affairs, Shri Amit Shah, on 17th August in New Delhi.

The HCM congratulated Shri Shah on abrogation of Article 370 and Article 35A of the Constitution related to the State of Jammu & Kashmir and peaceful transition. He also thanked him on his assurance given to the Parliament for the protection and preservation of the sanctity of 371F of the Constitution.

The HCM placed various demands of the State including seat reservation of Limboo and Tamang communities, tribal status to all left out 11 communities of the State and other pending demands. He also presented the White Paper to the Hon’ble Home Minister which was placed before the State Assembly on the Financial and Development mismanagement by the previous Government.

He also presented the White Paper on Teesta Urja Hydel Power Project about its mismanagement and negligence on the project completion. The issue of embezzlement of public fund was also raised during the discussion. Shri Tamang also presented the list of the Sanskrit teachers recently appointed by the State Government in various schools of Sikkim.

The speech of the Hon’ble Governor of Sikkim delivered during the last budget session of Sikkim Legislative Assembly was also presented to the Hon’ble Union Minister.

The Union Minister has assured to consider the long pending political, social and economical demands of the State issues. The HCM thanked the Union Minister for his patient hearing and the assurances.

Orientation and Induction programme for first-year students at SMIMS

Gangtok, 17 Aug: White Coat Ceremony and Orientation Programme for newly admitted first year students of MBBS, BSc. Nursing, BPT, and MSc. Biotechnology and Masters in Hospital Administration (MHA) 2019 batch of 2019 was held at the Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences (SMIMS) under the aegis of Sikkim Manipal University (SMU) here recently.

The objective of this programme was to prepare new entrants for the curriculum of the college and highlight the opportunities available to them. The programme is designed to make the newly joined students feel comfortable, sensitise them towards exploring their academic interests and activities, reducing competition and making them work for excellence, promote bonding within them and build relations between teachers and students.

The programme was attended by the new students and their parents, along with Lt. Gen (Dr) M.D Venkatesh, Vice Chancellor, SMU, Dr K.S Sherpa, Registrar, SMU, Dr V.K Mehta, Dean, SMIMS, Prof. Mridula Das, Principal Sikkim Manipal College of Nursing (SMCON), Dr. Nikita Joshi, Principal, Sikkim Manipal College of Physiotherapy (SMCPT), Heads of various Departments under SMIMS & SMU, members of the Anti Ragging Committee, Chief Warden, SMIMS, and other faculty and staff members.

The programme was addressed by the Vice-Chancellor, SMU, and Dean, SMIMS which was followed by introduction of all department heads and faculties of SMIMS, SMCON, SMCPT, Biotechnology, MHA, Anti-ragging committee, Bioethics committee and Medical Education Unit members of SMIMS.

This was followed by an interactive session with the parents and the students queries on all relevant information regarding the various courses and University rules and regulations were answered by the faculty and HoDs.