Sikkim Primitive Tribe Welfare
March 6 (IPR): The Annual General Board meeting of Sikkim Primitive Tribe
Welfare Board was held at the conference hall of Samaj Kalyan Bhawan, Lumsey
today. The Chairman of Primitive Tribe Welfare Board, Shri Sonam Dupden Lepcha
chaired the meeting.
The meeting was attended by Chairperson of Social Welfare Board,
Smt. Phurmit Lepcha, Principal Secretary of Social Justice Empowerment and
Welfare Department (SJE&W), Shri K. Sreenivasulu who is also a Member Secretary
of Board, Director Human Resource Development Department, Shri Sonam Lepcha,
Director of Health Department, Dr. K. J. Topgay, officials of Social Justice
Empowerment and Welfare Department, representative of Lepcha associations,
non-official members of board and students of Sikkim University (Lepcha
state government has constituted the Primitive Tribe Welfare Board to oversee
various welfare schemes meant for the socio economic and educational development
of the tribe in Sikkim.
Addressing the gathering, Chairman Shri Sonam Dupden informed
about the various steps taken by the board for the welfare of primitive tribe in
the state and further mentioned that the board is going to take up various
projects in Sikkim which is related to primitive tribe in collaboration with
Highlighting the various measures and policies of the board,
Chairman Shri Sonam Dupden Lepcha asked for support and participation for the
betterment of the primitive tribe and board in the state.
of Social Welfare Board, Smt. Phurmit Lepcha said that for the development of
primitive tribe, the state government has implemented numerous schemes to
fulfill our dreams and thus we must all work together with better coordination
Secretary of SJE&W Department, Shri K. Sreenivasulu highlighted various schemes
and initiatives taken by the state government for upliftment of the tribe. He
informed that the state government has already recognized Dzongu as Indigenous
Habitat and urged everyone to come forward to preserve and protect the culture,
customs, tradition and language of the primitive tribe. During
the meet, Annual Report of Sikkim Primitive Tribe Welfare Board was also
released by the dignitaries.
Earlier Director of HRDD and Health also shared their ideas,
views and putforth their suggestions for the betterment of the board. Click for
Three-Day Workshop at Sikkim University
Gangtok, March 6:The department of
Education has organized a three days’ Workshop on “Writing
of Academic Papers and Referencing in Education and Social Sciences” from 6th-
8th March 2019. The
inaugural session of the workshop was held on 6th March
2019 at the Conference Hall Barad Sadan which was chaired by the Registrar Sh.
T.K. Kaul. The keynote address was delivered by Prof. Madhu Khushwaha, Dept. of
Education Banaras Hindu University.
Writing academic papers efficiently is the mark of proficiency in
the world of academia. It presents a professional image as well as it
contributes to the knowledge arena. Academic writings refer to a style of
expression that researchers use to define the intellectual boundaries of their
disciplines and their specific areas of expertise. The most common purpose in
academic writing are to persuade, analyse, synthesize and to inform and any
research work needs to be reported with scientific objectivity and with clarity.
In the three days’ workshop focus will be on the various types of
academic writing and APA style of writing and referencing. The workshop also
seeks to introduce a scientific style of writing descriptive, analytical,
persuasive and critical writing.
Chief Electoral Officer helds meeting with all
Gangtok 5th March 2019 (IPR):Taking
into consideration, for the upcoming Lok Sabha and Vidhan Sabha polls, a review
meeting with all political parties was organised by the Office of the Chief
Electoral Officer (O/oCEO), at Conference Hall, Balwakhani.
programme was chaired by Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Shri .R Telang
accompained by Shri Prabhakar Verma, Special CEO, Smt Roshni Rai Additional CEO,
and Shri Hemraj Rai, Superintendent of Police (East).
During the training, resource person, Assistant Director (IT)
Shri Debahish Shilal, briefed about the newly launched IT applications of
Election Commission of India for use during General Election, 2019.
Shilal elaborately explained the concept of IT applications cVigil mobile
application which is an innovative mobile application for citizens to report
violation of Model of Conduct during elections. He stated that the android
based mobile application will work within the specified jurisdiction and will be
operational after the implementation of Model Code of Conduct.
he covered the various topics like Go verify 1950 a voter help line number
which will help citizens to verify their names in the Voter list, their
polling station details and even demonstrated how it functions. Topics like
Voter Helpline App and PwD App, National Grievance Redressal Service and Suvidha
Application were covered during the presentation.
there was a discussion among the different political parties members where their
queries on MCC were answered by the Chief Electoral Officer, Shri R.Telang. He
also discussed on various aspects of election expenditure for upcoming election
and urged every political parties to to go through the ECI guidelines carefully
for conduct of a free and fair election.
National Seminar on the Role
of Buddha’s preaching
5 March: The National Human Rights Commission is organizing a two day National
Seminar, on the ‘Role of Buddha’s preaching in realization of Human Rights’ in
collaboration with the Sikkim University, Gangtok at Auditorium, Tourism
Department, Government of Sikkim, 5th Mile,
Samdur, Tadong, Gangtok, Sikkim from 7th –
The NHRC Member, Mrs. Jyotika Kalra
is expected to inaugurate the seminar as the Chief Guest, which will start at
10.30 a.m. on the 7th March,
2019. The presidential address will be delivered by Prof. Avinash Khare, Vice
Chancellor, Sikkim University. The inaugural session will conclude with the
valedictory session to be addressed by Mr. Justice Narendra Kumar Jain,
Chairperson, State Human Rights Commission, Sikkim at 1.30 p.m. on the 8th March,
the inaugural and valedictory sessions, the seminar will be spread across four
academic sessions covering the subjects – ‘History of Buddhism in India: Road
Ahead’, Challenges of Human Rights & Media in Twenty-First Century’,
‘Self-realization, Non-Violence & Growing Role of Buddhism’ and ‘Buddhism and
Women-The Dhamma has no Gender’.
sessions will be addressed by several prominent speakers including, among
others, Prof. Arun Kamal, Eminent Hindi Writer & Poet, Sahitya Academy Award
Winner from Patna, Bihar, Mr. Dilip Kumar, Joint Secretary, NHRC, Dr. Imtiaz
Gulam Ahmed, Professor of Law, Sikkim University, Prof. Jeta Sankrityayana,
Gangtok, Renowned Buddhist, Mr. Mithlesh Mishra, IAS, Patna, Writer & Sr.
Bureaucrat, Prof. Ananda Gopal Ghosh, Jalpaiguri, Renowned Historian, Dr.
Subhash Sharma, IAS, Patna, Eminent Writer, Mr. Snehasis Sur, Kolkata, Sr.
Journalist & President Press Club, Kolkata, Dr. Rajiv Ranjan Giri, University of
Delhi, Dr. Ranjana Kumari, Delhi, Director, Centre For Social Research, Prof.
Pratibha, Dept. of History, Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur, Rajasthan and
Prof. P.N. Mishra, Head, Dept. of Law, Sikkim University.
Commission has been organizing these seminars as part of its series of National
Seminars to build awareness about human rights in different parts of the
Sikkim Cabinet Sanctions Various Projects
March 6: Sikkim cabinet held at conference hall here and various decisions have
been taken by the cabinet. About 66 approvals have been made by the cabinet
pertaining to Home, Animal Husbandry, Commerce & Industries Department,
Department of PART&PG, Department of Information Technology, Rural Management &
Development Department, Energy and Power Department, Food & Civil Supplies,
Cultural Affairs, UDHD, Forest, Roads & bridges, Land Revenue, Sports & youth,
Health care etc.
Sikkim Democratic Front
Observes 27th Foundation Day
By our correspondent
Gangtok: March 4: 27th Foundation
Day of ruling Sikkim Democratic Front party was observed in
all 32 constituency of the state today. In his constituency
at Namchi Singhithang, Chief Minister Pawan Chamling who is
the president of SDF party addressed the people. He said
that the SDF government within 25 years initiated various
development works in the state and now, the ruling party is
able to perform all round development in the state. He said
that better connectivity like constructions of roads and
bridges connecting to the village and many basic amenities
and infrastructures have been constructed, which is an
unprecedented performance ever carried out by any state in
the country. Apart from that, the government is also
successful to bring peace, harmony and security in the
state. Giving emphasis to the development of the youths,
Chamling said that various youth-centric programs have been
initiated by the government and after the election, the
ruling party government will introduce the new program
called Start Up program for the interest of the youths in
He said that the government has taken various
appropriate steps by developing the infrastructure for the
boost of tourism in the state and the plan is afoot to
connect Sikkim with Nepal through Chiwa vanjang in West
Sikkim, which will exhilarate the tourism in the state.
There are other ministers and dignitaries also present in
the function and a large number of the people.
Sikkim's Total voters are above 4 Lakh -with 2 Transgender
Gangtok; March 4: The total number of electors as on
1.1.2018 are 4,01,904 with 206444(male) and
195460(female).Total electors with 1.1.2019 as qualifying
date are 4,23,167 as on date 216133(male), 207032(female)
and 2 transgender, the Election Commission, Sikkim
informed.The Election Department has appealed all citizens
not to believe rumors and fake news related with elections.
Any information regarding the election statistics/data
electoral roll, guidelines of Election Commission of India
may be enquired and confirmed either from the office of the
District Election Officer of office of the Chief Electoral
officer,Sikkim, the Department said. A voter helpline app is
also available in Google Play store in order to obtain
authentic information about electoral roll, the Department
further informed. Regarding the help on the election, a toll
free number 1950 is also operational during all working
days. The Department also refuted some wrong electoral data
published in some newspapers and urged the all concern to
re-confirm before the publication.
EMPOWERED PROGRESSIVE FARMERS OF EAST SIKKIM
Gangtok 4th March,
ICAR-National Organic Farming Research Institute, Tadong,
Gangtok organized Training-cum-Frontline Demonstration
Program on Organic Vegetable Production for the progressive
farmers of Lingdok, East Sikkim on March 02, 2019 in order
to create awareness and self-reliance in organic vegetable
crop production under All India Coordinated Research Project
on Plasticulture Engineering and Technology. A total of 31
nos. of progressive farmers participated in the program.
Dr. R.K. Avasthe, Joint Director, ICAR–NOFRI, Tadong in his
address stressed the farmers to increase the cropping
intensity and grow more number of crops for sustainable
farming in the State. He also emphasized
importance of scientific knowledge for commercial production
of organic crops to bring about perceptible change in the
Joint Director also distributed untreated
vegetable seeds, organic pesticides, biofertilizers and
plastics for construction of low cost plastic tunnels and
low cost plastic rain shelters to progressive farmers. Dr.
Ashish Yadav, Senior Scientist (Horticulture), ICAR-NOFRI,
Tadong coordinated the program and also shared the organic
production technology for intensive vegetable cultivation
under low cost plastic tunnel and rain shelters which can
empower the farming community and their livelihood status in
Dr. Rafiqul Islam, Principal Scientist (Animal
Reproduction), ICAR-NOFRI discussed in detail about the
backyard poultry, dairy and goat management techniques. He
emphasized on the importance of Vanaraja birds which has
gained popularity in Sikkim as backyard poultry. He also
briefed about the disease management in dairy and backyard
poultry.Shri Shaon Kr. Das, Scientist (Soil Science)
talked on the organic nutrient management techniques in
vegetable crops and emphasized on
the need of proper management of soil acidity for balanced
nutrition of crops.
Dr. Chandramani Raj, Scientist (Plant Pathology) shared the
information on pest and disease management in organic
vegetables crop production. He stressed on the need of
proper crop rotation to avoid diseases in vegetable crops.
Dr. Sudip Kumar Dutta, Scientist SS (Horticulture)
highlighted the importance of nursery in organic vegetable
crop production and briefed about the nursery management
Devika Khatiwada, Zilla Member, East Sikkim
in her address thanked the Joint Director, ICAR-NOFRI for
organizing program and imparting knowledge regarding
agricultural practices and also for providing quality inputs
to them. She also convinced farmers to cultivate their land
and generate income to improve their living standard and
Earlier, Smt. Kabita Basnet, Horticulture Inspector, Lingdok,
HCCDD Govt. of Sikkim welcomed all the participants and
helped in organizing program at Lingdok, East Sikkim.Shri
Vishnu Bhakt Gautam, Panchayat President, Lingdok and Smt.
Kesang Doma Bhutia, Panchayat Vice President, Lingdok were
also present during program and thanked Joint Director and
team for organizing training program. Dr. Ashish Yadav, Dr.
Sudip Kumar Dutta, Dr. Chandramani Raj, Mr. Navin Kumar and
Mr. Topden Tshering Bhutia demonstrated the construction of
low cost plastic tunnel, bed preparation and crop sowing in
the field to the farmers. (PIB)
Workshop on Preventive Conservation of Manuscripts
Gangtok, March 4: The
workshop on ‘Preventive Conservation of Manuscripts’
was inaugurated today at Police Conference Hall which was
held with a view toimparting training through lectures and
practical demonstration to equip the participants/
custodians of manuscripts with necessary expertise and
knowledge about scientific preservation and preventive
Cultural Affairs & Heritage Department in collaboration with
National Mission for Manuscripts, New Delhi and Namgyal
Institute of Tibetology, Deorali is organising the 5 days
workshop from 4th-8th March, 2019 at Police Conference Hall,
Police HQ. The conservation experts from NMM Delhi, Benaras
Hindu University, INTACH Odisha will be imparting knowledge
to the participants in the workshop.
The inaugural session of the
workshop was graced by Smt.Ambika Pradhan,(Secretary,
Cultural affairs and heritage department), Smt.Bidya Subba
,(Special Secretary, Cultural affairs and heritage
department) ,Dr.D.K .Kar,(Coordinater,NMM,)Dr.Kirti
Srivastava (Coordinater documentation, NMM),Smt.Parual
Gosh,(conservation expert) students from various colleges,
representatives from NGO's, monks and local gentry.
Smt.Ambika Pradhan in her
address welcomed and congratulated National Mission for
Manuscripts team for coming up with such brilliant a
workshop in the state to preserve manuscripts. She urged
every participant to take proper use of this 5 day long
workshop so as to benefit themselves as a better and learned
individual for the state
and the Nation. She further briefed about the importance
and benefits of preventive conservation of manuscripts and
how it can help each individual to know their history. The
Secretary stressed that knowing history is important because
it allows one to make more sense of the current world and
also get glimpses of our past heritage and its details.
talked about the main objective of the mission which is to
survey,document and catalogue indian manuscripts; to set up
a National manuscript library and also to provide ready
access to manuscripts through digitization and
publication. He further informed that the aim is to
preserve cultural heritage and transmit the knowledge and
skills to the next generation. He said that the National
Mission for Manuscripts regularly imparts workshops,training
programs across the country to create National base of
trained manpower in the field of conservation of
manuscripts. At present preventive conservation of 451.80
Lacs & Remedial conservation of 46.08 Lacs folios of
manuscripts is done, it was informed.
Minister Chamling Dedicates 28th College at
Gyalshing to the people of Sikkim
Gangtok: March 2:
Chief Minister Pawan Chamling inaugurated the newly-
constructed Sikkim Government College Gyalshing at Arigaon,
Yangthang, West Sikkim, and thereafter, attended the
valedictory function of the College Fest 2019.
Addressing the gathering of students and local gentry, he informed
that in the past 25 years, Sikkim has witnessed a complete
transformation and unprecedented development. Moreover, when
the modern world is rife with unrest and turmoil due to
differences of caste, creed and political
turmoil, Sikkim stands as a model of peace. “Our inclusive
politics and good governance have ensured that our people,
including the students have the best possible environment to
live in and flourish.” He said.
He further said,
“Education has been a priority sector. Sikkim had a solitary
college when we took office in the year 1994; but today
there are 28 colleges and 8 Universities in the State. We
have also been able to create plenty of opportunities for
our students, starting from free education till college
level. Various schemes have been initiated to encourage our
children to be competitive and capable individuals,
equipping them to be able to take on the challenges in life.
The Chief Minister’s Meritorious Scholarship scheme is one
such policy, under which more than 900 students are studying
in best schools across the country and the State for free.”
He urged the
students and the youth to be determined and focused in
whatever they do and set goals in life. The only purpose in
life as students should be to gain knowledge and pursue
their education. They must value the importance of time and
use it in a constructive and productive manner, he added.
He called upon
the younger generation to come forward and contribute to
make Sikkim better in all aspects and to see the State march
ahead with greater accomplishments in future.He also
exhorted them to take up agriculture, particularly organic
farming as their profession.
He did not forget
to extend his heartfelt gratitude to the land donor for
providing the land to construct the college infrastructure.
He assured the students of the college that top priority
will be given in building the campus of Gyalshing college,
where an academic block, boys’ hostel, staff quarters,
Principal’s quarters will be included.
Earlier in the
morning, he inaugurated the newly constructed 50- bedded
integrated Ayurveda Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani Siddha and
Homoeopathy (AYUSH) hospital at Gyalshing. This is the
biggest Ayurvedic hospital of Sikkim, where all kinds of
Ayurvedic treatment will be provided to the patients. I also
announced for the construction of Ayurvedic College in
1000 bedded hospital shifting
Gangtok, March 2:
The ongoing shifting process from STNM to the
new multi-specialty 1000 bedded hospital at Sochaygang is
carrying out rapidly, the
Medical Superintendent, STNM Hospital Shri K.B.Gurung
He further said that for the benefit of the
Sikkimese people, the hospital has been trying to do its
best to expedite the whole process thereby making the
shift hassle free and in the quickest duration of time
possible. Mr Gurung said that phase wise shifting has been
undertaken keeping in mind the situation of serious
patients and because it involves heavy equipments and
machineries, it takes time to set up for immediate
action. He also enlightened that the whole shifting process
will be completed by next week.
Talking about the
functionality of the new hospital the MS briefed that from 4th February
2019, clinics have already started. Almost 30 departments
have shifted and labour rooms, wards and OT are also
functional in the new hospital. Free bus services to and
fro is also in place for the convenience of the people which
plies from old STNM Hospital every half an hour. Shri K.B.Gurung also informed that any
serious patients needing medical assistance immediately will
be referred at Central Referral Hospital till the shifting
process is over where they will be attended free of cost and
the same has been relayed to the Medical Superintendant of
CRH and all CMOs of districts. He stated that all indoor
patients have also started being shifted and that a special
facility called Yatri Niwas has been set up in the new
hospital whereby one attendant of the patient will be given
free meal and stay.
Mr Gurung said that this is a new era in
public healthcare which has all the latest equipments with
renowned specialists and thus he appealed to the people to
extend cooperation and utilize the services, according to
the IPR release.