I had separate interactive sessions with Ministers/MLAs, Chairpersons, Advisors, Deputy Mayor, Zilla Panchayats, Panchayats, Councillors and Executive Members of Sikkim Democratic Front Party from eight Constituencies of East District- Tumin Lingee, West Pendam, Khamdong-Singtam, Martam-Rumtek, Syari, Upper Tadong, Arithang and Gangtok. I urged them to work with sincerity and dedication, and also sought their active participation and contribution as responsible partners in making Sikkim the best in all spheres. On feedbacks and suggestions put forward by the elected representatives, I assured to take positive action assuring to fulfill the demands.
I inaugurated the Annual Sikkim Flower Show Competition-2017 being held at Chogyal Palden Thondup Namgyal Memorial Park.
Today, on the final day of the Budget Session of the Sikkim Legislative Assembly, the House passed the General Budget 2017-18, which I had the pleasure of presenting on 16th March, 2017. In my concluding address, I hoped that benefits of the Budget would reach the people, particularly those at the grassroot level. As the executive branch of the Government, all bureaucrats and officials of the State Government should discharge their duties responsibly and work towards implementation of policies and programmes framed by legislators in a time bound manner without […]
Today, the Sikkim Legislative Assembly passed the Bills that were introduced in the House yesterday viz. i) Sikkim University (Amendment) Bill ii) Institute of Chartered Financial Analysis of India University, Sikkim (Amendment) Bill. iii) Shri Ramasamy Memorial University, Sikkim (Amendment) Bill. iv) Sikkim Manipal University of Health, Medical & Technological Sciences (Amendment) Bill. v) Vinayaka Mission Sikkim University (Amendment) Bill. The day also saw the introduction and passing of the Third Supplementary Demands for Grants for 2016-17. Discussions on the budget for 2017-18 also took place. I ,as the Minister […]
Today, on the 2nd day of the on-going session of Sikkim Legislative Assembly, I presented the Annual Budget for the financial year 2017-18. Other list of business of the House included the introduction of the following Bills:- i) Sikkim University (Amendment) Bill ii) Institute of Chartered Financial Analysis of India University, Sikkim (Amendment) Bill. iii) Shri Ramasamy Memorial University, Sikkim (Amendment) Bill. iv) Sikkim Manipal University of Health, Medical & Technological Sciences (Amendment) Bill. v) Vinayaka Mission Sikkim University (Amendment) Bill.
The first day of the on-going budget session of Sikkim Legislative Assembly opened with the address of the Hon’ble Governor. Obituary references were also made on the passing away of Ms J Jayalalithaa, the then Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Shri Dilli Ram Basnet, former MLA and Shri P Shiv Shankar, former Governor of Sikkim.
Attended the Workshop on Organic Farming held at Samman Bhawan today in which eminent scientists and professors from various institutes across the Country and the world and officials of various Government Departments were present. The Workshop was an enriching experience, especially the presentation made by Mr Bernward Geier of Germany, who has 40 years of experience in the field of agriculture and environment. I talked about the various initiatives of the State Government towards conservation of environment with organic farming being one of them. We had embarked on the journey […]
Today, I attended the National Seminar on ‘Understanding Himalayan Phytodiversity in Changing Climate’ held at Chintan Bhawan. I am confident that this seminar will help to reframe our collective conservative strategy, nationally and globally. I apprised the gathering on our Government’s eco-friendly policies and programmes, which help in protecting our environment and biodiversity. I urged the eminent scientists present in the programme to collectively work for the protection of environment.
Attended the function of Counseling-cum-Allotment of seats to the students selected under Chief Minister’s Merit Scholarship Scheme at Chintan Bhawan today. The scheme seeks to provide opportunities to students belonging to economically weaker sections of the society to study in premier educational institutions both within and outside the State. I am happy that this year, 50 students have been shortlisted of which, 10 would be going to study in schools outside the State. The total number of students benefiting under this scheme has now increased to 818. It is also […]
Felt extremely happy to attend the Silver Jubilee celebration function of SDF Party at Paljor Stadium, Gangtok today. At the outset, I paid tributes to all those personalities- past and present- who contributed towards our Party. I thanked everyone of them for their support. I also thanked my family members, particularly my wife Tika Maya Chamling, for her relentless support. Last but not the least, I thanked the people of Sikkim for the love and support they have showered on me and the SDF Party. Right from its institution on […]