Hon’ble Governor Shri Ganga Prasad called on Shri Nitish Kumar the Chief Minister of Bihar at his office at Patna

Nov 12: (IPR) Hon’ble Governor of Sikkim Shri Ganga Prasad called on Shri Nitish Kumar, the Chief Minister of Bihar at his office in Patna on 10 th November 2018. It was a courtesy call by the Hon’ble Governor during his stay at Patna.

In a brief interaction with Hon’ble Governor, Chief Minister
Nitish Kumar suggested and offered to provide logistics for building a guest house for Sikkimese pilgrims at Bodhgaya. It may be mentioned that thousands of Sikkimese people congregate at Bodhgaya for annual
spiritual sojourn during the month of December and January.

Hon’ble Governor thanked the Chief Minister for his goodwill gesture towards Sikkim and said that such infrastructure will certainly help the people to people bonding between Sikkim and Bihar.

His Holiness 42nd Sakya Trinzin concludes his West Sikkim Visit

Gyalshing, 9th November,2018 (IPR): His Holiness 42nd Sakya Trinzin, the supreme head of Sakya order of Mahayana Buddhism visited the recently inaugurated ‘Chenrezig Shingkham Riwo Potala’ today. Accompanied by Smt. Rinzing Ongmu, Chief Administrator; Shri. Karma Lodey Lepcha, ADC West; Shri. Kitar Sherpa, Additional Director Ecclesiastical Department along with S.E Buildings other dignitaries and devotees.
His Holiness toured the complex extensively whilst blessing the congregation of devotees who had come from near and far to seek his blessings.
His holiness then visited the Sanga Choeling Monastery thus concluding his two days visit to West Sikkim.

Holiness 42nd Sakya Trinzin visits Ravangla

Namchi, 6th November(IPR): His Holiness 42nd Sakya Trinzin, the supreme head of Sakya order of Mahayana Buddhism visited Ravangla today. He was accompanied by Deputy Director Namgyal Institute of Tibetology (NIT) Mr. Kunga Yonten, Additional Director Ecclesiastical Department Mr. Kitar Sherpa, SDM (Ravangla) Mr. Jigmee .W. Bhutia amongst a large gathering of devotees.

His Holiness visited the Ravangla Sakya Nyakton and Mani Chokerling Monastery where he offered prayers, extended his blessings and interacted with the devotees. Thereafter, he visited Tathagata Tsal and took a brief tour of the premises. He also conducted a puja and sought blessing at the main shrine of the Tsal.

It maybe mentioned here that His Holiness 42nd Sakya Trinzin will be offering ‘Tachak Khyung Sum Wang’ tomorrow at Sakya Nyakton Monastery for the general public after which he will be departing for Tashiding monastery in West Sikkim. Further, his official tour will continue at Yangthang (West) where he will visit the Chenrezig Singkham Riwo Potala on 9th November.

Governor Shri Ganga Prasad interacts with North District officials

Mangan, 6th November: The Honourable Governor of Sikkim Shri Ganga Prasad today held an interactive session with the district officials at Zilla Bhavan, Mangan.
Earlier in the day he also conducted a small interactive session with the Business Community of Mangan. The business community warmly welcomed the Honourable Governor and presented the brief status of their current business environment in the district.
The Honourable Governor while addressing the business community stated that the community should work for the improvement of the State and ensure that the peaceful environment is protected and preserved. He stated that he is always approachable for resolution of any issues.
During the Interactive Meeting with the Officials, the heads of departments in the District gave a brief power point presentation on the schemes and works of their departments. The status of department such as Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry, Education, ICDS, Health, Roads & Bridges, Telecommunications, Power, Rural Development and Border Roads were reviewed by the Honourable Governor.
The Honourable Governor stated the Organic Farming was one of the most important contribution of state and he credited the Honourable Chief Minister of Sikkim Shri Pawan Chamling for making the state organic. He urged all the officials to implement the policy with full vigor and ensure that the farmer get a platform to sell their products in the important metros of the Country. He stated that departments should now work on food processing and use the airport of state to supply the organic products to the important cities. The focus should now be on development of the villages as per the vision given by the Mahatma Gandhi. All the officers should work dedicated for the purpose of making the state and country a developed one by making the villages vibrant and self reliant.
The three day tour of Governor has concluded and the Governor expressed his satisfaction and happiness with the tour. He stated the all the grievances of the public would be appropriately dealt by him and will continue to visit and meet the people of the State in the near future.

Governor Shri Ganga Prasad visit Lachung and Lachen Dzumsa in North Sikkim

Mangan 5th November (IPR): The Honourable Governor of Sikkim Shri Ganga Prasad today visited Lachung and Lachen Dzumsa in North Sikkim. The two Dzumsa warmly welcomed the Honourable Governor who held a public interaction meeting in the two Dzumsas.
At Lachung, the meeting was held in the Dzumsa Hall which was attended by the Pipons, Public and Students of Lachung Secondary School. The public requested for better road connectivity from Border Roads Organization as tourism was their major source of income. The public also requested the Governor to ensure the compensation of the lands occupied by the Army. The yak herders of Lachung stated that due to the occupation of grazing lands by the armed forces, the herders are finding it difficult to the maintain their livestock. The population of Yaks have dwindled over the years and requested the Governor to look into providing adequate grazing fields for the yaks. They stated that the dwindling population of the yaks affects not only their income but it is very significant for balancing the fragile ecosystem of the high altitude.
At Lachen, the Pipons, Public and school students had an interactive session with the Governor in the Dzumsa Hall. The Pipons of Lachen requested the Governor to allow the entry of foreign tourists in Gurudongmar. They also requested for improvement in the road connectivity to Gurudongmar. The Pipons also put fort their demand of ensuring early compensation of their land occupied by the Army. A cultural programme depicting their rich culture was also performed for the Governor.
The Honourable Governor addressing the public of the two Dzumsa stated that he was on a tour of the district to meet and interact with the people of Sikkim. He stated that Sikkim was a beautiful state with god gifted natural environment making tourism the most potential industry. He stated that requests placed by the people would be looked into and dealt appropriately. The Governor also urged the people to work steadfastly for the development of the state and the country. He urged the students to study well and also dealt on importance of role of parents and teachers in shaping the future generations.
During the tour the Governor also visited the ITBP staging camp at Lachung and Chaten and distributed Diwali sweets to the soldiers guarding the frontiers. He also planted a sapling at ITBP staging camp in Lachung. The Governor also presented the Diwali sweets to the school students of Lachen and Lachung schools. The Governor also visited the Angorra Rabit Farm and Trout Farm at Rabom en route to Lachen where he inspected the farms and met with the staff.