SIKKIM BAGS SIX NATIONAL AWARDS UNDER PACHAYATI RAJ

New Delhi, April 25: (IPR) Sikkim bagged the National e-Panchayat Puraskar 2018 (First Prize under Category I) on the occasion of National Panchayati Raj Diwas held in Rampur, Mandala, Madhya Pradesh today. Shri M.N. Dhakal, Special Secretary cum Director Panchayat, RM&DD, Government of Sikkim received the Award on behalf of the State from the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi.

Similarly, Maniram Phalidara Gram Panchayat, South Sikkim, was awarded the Gram Panchayat Development Plan Award by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India which was received by Shri Topda Bhutia, Panchayat Member.

Shri. Narendra Singh Tommar, Union Minster for RD & Panchayati Raj, Government of India and Shri Parshottam Rupala, Minister of State for Panchayati Raj and Farmers Welfare, Government of India, handed over the following awards to Sikkim:

1. Deen Dayal Upadhyay Panchayat Sashaktikaran Puraskar (DDUPSP) to South District Zilla Panchayat, which was received by Hon’ble Adhyaksha Ms. Farwanti Tamang and Hon’ble Up-Adhyaksha Shri Bhim Bahadur Lakhey.

2. Deen Dayal Upadhyay Panchayat Sashaktikaran Puraskar (DDUPSP) to Martam Gram Panchayat Unit, West Sikkim, which was received by the Panchayat Sabhapati Shri Chabi Lal Chettri and Panchayat Sachiva Shri Kumar Rai.

3. Deen Dayal Upadhyay Panchayat Sashaktikaran Puraskar (DDUPSP) for Namphing Gram Panchayat, South Sikkim, which was received by the Panchayat Sabhapati Shri Bikash Sharma and Panchayat Up-Sabhapati Shri Durga Bahadur Subba.

4. Nanaji Deshmukh Rashtriya Gaurav Gram Sabha Puraskar (NDRGGSP) to Gram Panchayats for outstanding performance of Gram Sabha GPDP Award to Tingvong Gram Panchayat, North Sikkim, which was received by the Panchayat Sabhapati Shri Tshering Rapjor Lepcha and Panchayat Sachiva Shri Norgay Lepcha.

The delegation from Sikkim have attributed the awards to the visionary and consistent leadership and guidance of the Government led by the Hon’ble Chief Minister, and the efforts from officers, panchyats and field functionaries of the RM&DD.