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Minister Ghatani Attends Global event of World Hepatitis Day

Minister Invites Superstar Amitabh Bachchan in Sikkim

 

Mumbai July 28:(IPR)  : Minister for Health and Family Welfare Shri A. K. Ghatani attended the Global event of World Hepatitis Day (28th July) organized by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India in collaboration with the World Health Organization on Thursday.

On the occasion Mr. Ghatani submitted a priority list of demands of Health Departments to the Union Minister of  State, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India Ms. Anupriya Patel here at JW Marriott Hotel, Mumbai on Thursday evening.

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ARTEM, A New Magazine is Launched from Sikkim

 

Gangtok July 27: (IPR)  In a simple function in the capital here, a new magazine ARTEM is launche.  In the benign presence of the Chief Minister Mr. Pawan Chamling and Mrs. Tika Maya Chamling, prominent  literary figure, former Lok Sabha MP, and Prestigious Sathiya Academy Award winner ,Mr. Bhim Dahal  released  a new monthly magazine named “ARTEM”  in a function organized here in the capital today.

The magazine ARTEM  is  published and edited by Ms. Komal Chamling , a promising talent born and brought up in Sikkim and graduated from Harvard University, is a monthly magazine containing art and cultural aspects of the State. While expressing the objecting of the publication, Editor and Pulisher Miss Komal Chamling said, ARTEM means art in Latin  which deals primarily with art, culture and life .The magazine not only has quality content but is also full of visual delights, the magazine will help the readers to understand Sikkim better, Ms. Chamling expressed..

In his short but crisp address Mr. Bhim Dahal expressed his happiness to have gotten this opportunity to release such a quality magazine, which has a combination of quality articles and magnificent visuals.

He also wished the Editor in Chief Ms Komal Chamling and her young team a very best and asked them to continue with their good work.

Mr. Dahal on the occasion also presented Ms. Chamling with couple of books.

The magazine launch was also attended by the Speaker Mr. K.N Rai, cabinet ministers Mr. G.M Gurung, Mr. R.B Subba and host of other literary figures and dignitaries.  For more  Click

     Risky Journey of 10 NH way  During Peak Monsoon

-Road is damaged due to landslide, only a vehicle can cross at at time

at 10 NHway near Birik Dara- photo-snowline

Road Rostoration work at 10 National Highway

Gangtok, July 29: (Correspondent) : The condition of 10 National Highway linking Sikkim to Siliguri and rest of the country is open despite the heavy torrential downpour of the monsoon. There are several cracks developed at the River Teesta basin and  road has developed cracked and slipped down due to land slide  at five points between  Lohapool ( Birik Dara) to Kalijhora. The road can be closed any time if uninterrupted torrential heavy rainfall occurred. The condition of road at  Lower Sang Martam is not better as the landslide is still occurring and boulder is falling down when there is heavy rainfall. Lower Martam is particularly risky and more vulnerable, prone to landslide during heavy rainfall, however, it has not posed serious problem right now.More or less, the vehicular movement and journey at the moment is normally no problem, however, rainfall may cause problem any time, so one has to minimize movement now

The restoration of road is going on in full swing although there is   traffic jam and long queue of vehicular movement as there is  only a vehicle can ply at these points at a time.

The condition of Bhotey Vir between Ronpoo and Melli is not very bad as presumed after the mishap some months ago, however, the condition of road here is still at dilapidating condition and therefore is risky. The drivers and passengers must be alert enough all the times of journey as the boulders may fall from the cliff any time. The condition of  Setijhora near Kalijhora is also worsening day by day due to rainfall, the boulders had killed two people recently here, however, no such incident took place since a fortnight, the boulders are still falling from time to time when heavy rainfall occurred in this area.

The roads in the State Sikkim llinking to various villages of South and West District also reported damaged due to landslide.

There is  rainfall in the plain area right from Siliguri Sevoke to Gelle Khola up to Teesta. Since there is no  rainfall or only mild rainfall occurred  from Gangtok up to Singtam and onward, the vehicular movement is not disturbed at the moment. Right from Setijhora to  Bagppool,  the road condition is also not up to the mark, however, in normal day, there is no problem for vehicular movement .

The good news is that despite all this obstructions, 10 National Highway linking to Gangtok with Siliguri is clear and open nowThe rainy season is now in peak moment and the condition of road can further be deteriorated. Hence, the travelers are advised not to travel during night and heavy rainfall.

UNESCO declares Sikkim  Khangchendzonga National Park as a world heritage site- Chamling Expresses Satisfaction

New Delhi : The 40th Session of the World Heritage Committee of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization . In their presentation to the World Heritage Committee the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) recognized the outstanding universal values of the National Park in both cultural and natural criteria. These advisory bodies stated that there was strong justification for the "integrity" and "authenticity" of the nominated property and exquisite flora and fauna apart from the unique cultural features of the sacred landscape.

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 Journalist  Lepcha Receives  “Kanchenjunga Kalam Puraskar”

Press Club of Sikkim Observes Foudation Day

 

Gangtok July 17: (IPR) Shri. Joseph Lepcha, senior journalist of Sikkim, currently working as the bureau Chief of National Hindi Daily, Dainik Jagran, was conferred with prestigious “Kanchenjunga Kalam Puraskar” for his contribution towards journalism. On the occasion of 14th foundation day celebration the Governor Mr. Shriniwas Patil along with the Minister for Information and Public Relations Department , Government of Sikkim, Mr. A.K Ghatani, Chief guest and the guest of honour for the celebration respectively, presented . Joseph Lepcha with cash award, citation, shawl and memento for his contribution, Shri Lepcha has been in this profession for last 25 years.

In a function organized at mini auditorium of Manan Kendra, Press Club of Sikkim also felicitated journalist Ms. Nita Nirash, awarded young journalist from West Sikkim, Mr. K.N Sharma with “ Lagansheel Yuva Patrakar Samman” and Patrakarita Gaurav Samman award was presented to Mr. Kashi Raj Pradhan, posthumously,  who is also known as the father of journalism in Sikkim,                                                                           For more  Click 

Welcome to  Sikkim.............!!!

Sikkim is one of the most peaceful and beautiful state of India. This Himalayan state is bordered by West Bengal, China,  Nepal   and Bhutan in the East. With a total area of 7,096 sq.km, Sikkim covers  0.22 percent of the  total geographical area of India with  a population of 540493 (2001 census). Climate of Sikkim varies from tropical to alpine. The maximum temperature during summer is 25 degree Celsius and the minimum temperature is 13 degree Celsius. During winter, the maximum temperature is 13 degree Celsius and the minimum temperature is 04 degree Celsius. Usually, the best season to visit Sikkim is April to June during pre-summer season and October to December for winter season. During summer, light woolens clothes are ideal to use while heavy woolens clothes are best during winter  season.

           How to visit Sikkim ?- 

By flight:

From Delhi or most of the metropolitan cities of India, one can make a trip up to Bagdogra airport of North Bengal, the nearest port. One can even hire Pawan Hans helicopter service from Bagdogra to Gangtok, otherise, any one can hire taxi from Bagdogra to Gangtok which is three and half hour journey.

By road:

The capital Gangtok is well connected by roads with Siliguri, Kalimpong and Darjeeling. Private Buses and taxis are available.Sikkim Nationalized Transport(SNT) bus service run by Government of Sikkim too available from Siliguri to Gangtok and back. Bus and other private taxi services  are available from Siliguri SNT bus terminus, Pradhan Nagar.

 Different tourist spots:

There are as many as places of tourist interest in Sikkim.  Local taxis and conveyance are available to visit these places from Gangtok. Permit to visit Nathula is available from Gangtok.

 Travel agents, trek & tour operators

There are more than 120 travel agents and trek & tour operators  registered and recognized by Government of Sikkim. They are very professional and hospitable who organize everything require for the esteemed tourists visiting in the State. They are well trained and equipped. Complaints can be lodged against any person who unnecessarily harass the tourist. "Tourists are our guest" is the slogan of every Sikkimese people according to their tradition and culture.  If you have any query or willing to know detail information

 about Sikkim, you can get our free service by e-mail .

 Put your questions at snowlinemail@yahoo.com

or Contact: Sikkim Tourist Information Centre, MG Road, Gangtok

 Ph: 03592-221634/227720

Sikkim Tourist Information Centre, New Delhi: 14 Panchsheel Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi PIN 110021Ph:011-26115346; 26115171. Sikkim Tourist Information Centre, Kolkata:  4/1, Middletown Street, Kolkata-16 Ph: 22817905

Sikkim Tourist Information Centre, Siliguri: SNT Colony, Pradhan Nagar, Siliguri,West Bengal Ph: 2512646

If you have any complaint, you can always make such complaint at any tourist information centre or nearest police station. However, the policy of Sikkim Government is to give best treatment to all the visiting tourists as guests. However, sometime, over charging of fare by taxi drivers or travel agents have come to the notice which has been amicably settled too.TAAS, an association of travel agents too settled such issue in the past.

 PLEASE BE SINCERE ENOUGH THAT YOUR COMPLAINT IS GENUINE ONE AND SUPPORTED BY EVIDENCE.

Please do not throw garbage at random.Eco-tourism as a sustainable development is the main objective of tourism in Sikkim. Tourists are requested not to dispose off garbage at lakes and holy places. They must be collected and be disposed off in the garbage bag or containers only.

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The view of Lachung, North Sikkim

during snowfall time in winter

The view of Tsomo or Changu lake, East Sikkim  during snowfall time in winter

Photo: The Ropeway car riding  from Deorali ,

 Gangtok to Secretariat is a joyful experience. The tourists are enjoying the ride in this season.Those who are visiting this season are most fortunate

ones to have experienced this kind of pleasant climatic condition at all.

 

 

Photo: Chardham or Siddheswari temple at Namchi

Seat Reservation to Limbu and Tamang  In Sikkim Legislative Assembly Under Art.371F(f)

-by Bijay Bantawa

 The  seat reservation issue in Sikkim legislative assembly is being debated in public domain and in assembly since Limbu and Tamang were given the tribal status in 2003 . If we look back to the history of Sikkim, all the seats arrangement of the state made so far reflect the spirit of the 8th May Agreement of 1973 and thereafter the resolution passed in the Indian parliament under which 371F is enshrined in the constitution with the merging of Sikkim in India in 1975. The safeguard of the interest of the Sikkimese people therefore, protected under the constitution (Thirty Sixth Amendment) Act, 1975 and Article 371F. .  For More

 Khangchendzonga: The first expedition

- Dr. P.K.Chhetri  

      By the beginning of the twentieth century, Khangchen-dzonga and its surrounding areas were adequately mapped, which opened an opportunity for the eager mountaineers to try their luck to scale its lofty heights. By 1899, its two circuits had been successfully completed by explorers facing all hazards; glaciers delineated and possible routes to reach its summit were also ascertained. Now mountaineers simply waited for the sponsors to support them financially to go ahead to conquer its summit.                                                               For More

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