Cabinet Meeting

Following are some of the decisions passed by the Cabinet in the meeting held at Mintokgang today:- ROADS AND BRIDGES DEPARTMENT 1. Approval and sanction of Rs.102.04 lakhs for payment of land compensation and other standing properties for construction of 18 meter span steel bridge over Tharey Khola, 12 meter span steel bridge over Salaley Khola and 20meter span e steel bridge over Bala Khola along Assam Pakyong road in East Sikkim. 2. Approval and sanction of Rs.87.43 lakhs for construction of approach road to Bethesda Church at Sang in […]

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Golden Jubilee celebrations of National Press Day, 2017

I attended the Golden Jubilee celebrations of National Press Day held at Chintan Bhawan Gangtok. Delving into the importance of the day, I spoke briefly on the history of Press and journalism in Sikkim. The following are the highlights of my address:- 1. Drawing reference to Italian theorist and politician Antonio Gramci’s idea of two types of intellectuals – organic (with new and innovative ideas) and traditional (with set and permanent ideas), I appealed to the journalists to endeavour towards becoming organic intellectuals. 2. The profession of journalists and writers […]

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Meeting with His Excellency the President of India, New Delhi, 2017

I called on His Excellency the President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi. During the meeting, I apprised him about the development taking place in Sikkim and sought his guidance and intervention to address the following pending demands of the people of Sikkim:- 1. The issue of reservation of seats for the Limboo and Tamang communities as STs in the Sikkim Legislative Assembly has been pending for the last 14 years. The considerable time elapsed is giving rise to frustrations among our people. In view […]

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Meeting with His Excellency the Vice-President of India

I called on His Excellency the Vice-President of India, Shri Venkaih Naidu today at his official residence in New Delhi. During the meeting, I apprised him about the development taking place in Sikkim and sought his guidance and intervention to address the following pending demands of the people of Sikkim:- 1. The issue of grant of Assembly seats to the new Scheduled Tribe Sikkimese communities of Limboo and Tamang is pending for last many years. The same right of the two communities may be granted well before the Assembly elections in […]

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Valedictory function & the Concluding Day of the Organic World Congress 2017

I attended the valedictory function and the concluding day of the Organic World Congress 2017, which started on 9th November 2017 , at Greater Noida. A brief of my address is as follows:- 1.Organic farming is not only about agricultural system but a way of life that is in harmony with Nature , encompassing all life on earth, from human being, our environment and to micro-organism. 2. The world has been passing through a period of anxiety and great uncertainties presently and what is required urgently is to bring back […]

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Organic World Congress at New Delhi, 2017

Attended the 3- day Organic World Congress at New Delhi as the Guest of Honour and felt extremely pleased to be honoured by the 19th Organic World Congress for making Sikkim the first Organic State in the world.The function was also graced by Shri Radha Mohan Singh, Hon’ble Union Minister for Agriculture & Animal Welfare, who handed me the citation and a shawl.

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Press Conference of IFOAM-Organics International, the OWA family and Navdanya

The global umbrella of organic association, IFOAM-Organics International, the OWA family and Navdanya jointly hosted a Press Conference in recognition of the OWA bestowed on me and also as Ambassador of Organic India & World at New Delhi today. In my interaction, I highlighted the following:- 1 . Organic farming is non- violent and life-saving agriculture. 2.Sikkim is the only organic state of India and in the world. This thas been our great contribution to our Nation and is also the message to the world. 3.Although it was a very […]

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Organic Movement- The Way Forward at Chintan Bhawan – 2017

It was a wonderful moment for me to be amongst the Global Organic Leaders such as Mr Bernward Geier, Chairman & General Co-ordinator of One World Award (OWA) and Director COLABORA, Germany, Mr Markus Arbenz, Executive Director, IFOAM, Germany, Mr Joseph Wilhelm, Donor OWA & Founder Director, Rapunzel, Germany, Ms Gila Kriegisch, Senior Manager (Marketing), Rapunzel, Ms Martha Jean Shamiso Mungwashu, OWA winner, Zimbabwe, Ms Dao Droste and Mr Ashwin Paranjpe, United World College, Pune at the Conference – ‘Organic Movement- The Way Forward’, held at Chintan Bhawan today. I […]

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Panchayat Election Campaign at Phodong, North Sikkim, 2017

On the concluding day of the Panchayat Election Campaign-2017, I attended the Public Meeting held at Phodong, North Sikkim. In my address, I stressed on the following:- 1. In the last 23 years, SDF Party-led Government has designed and implemented very innovative and ambitious developmental programmes for the people of Sikkim. As a result, the State has witnessed unprecedented development in all spheres. A number of welfare schemes/measures aimed at uplifting the poorer and weaker sections of the society have also been introduced. 2. It is time that the Sikkimese people, […]

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Panchayat Election Campaign at Makha Bazar, East Sikkim, 2017

I attended the Public Meeting at Makha Bazar, East Sikkim, as part of the ongoing Panchayat Election campaign. While addressing the public gathering from five constituencies of East District, namely- Tumin Lingee, Khamdong-Singtam, Martam-Rumtek, West Pendam and Shyari, I highlighted the SDF Government’s numerous programmes and policies aimed at upliftment of the weaker sections of the society. I exhorted the people to beware of anti-social elements, who are engaging in politics based on caste, creed and religion. I appealed to the gathering to cast their valuable votes in favour of […]

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