Saturday, September 27, 2014

Sikkim this week

Workshop for I.O’s
GANGTOK: A two-day workshop on “Investigation and Appreciation of Evidence” for Investigating Officers of the Police was organized by the Sikkim Judicial Academy, High Court of Sikkim, here on 22 and 23 September. The workshop was inaugurated by Registrar General, High Court of Sikkim, K.C Barfungpa, who is also the Director, Sikkim Judicial Academy. Debaditya Roy and Arjun Chettri were present as resource persons.

Dedicate Eye Wing inaugurated at Singtam Hospital
SINGTAM:  Governor Shriniwas Patil inaugurated the “Dedicated Eye Wing & Free Squint Operation Camp” at the District Hospital, Singtam, on 22 September. In a special gesture, the Governor dedicated the camp to the Chief Minister with whose birthday the inauguration coincided. In his address, he urged health officials to henceforth observe “eye promoting programmes” on 22 September every year. He also suggested that a free Squint camp be held soon in North Sikkim as well. The Health Minister, AK Ghatani, in turn informed that around 170 patients were screened across the State of whom 21 will undergo the “free SQUINT” operation during the three-day camp.

Poultry Farm School opened at Rey-Mindu
GANGTOK: The Agriculture Technology Management Agency, East, under the Agriculture Department, in coordination with Animal Husbandry Department, opened a Farm School on Poultry Farming (Banaraja Chickens) at Rey-Mindu, Tympin, East Sikkim on 22 Sept, an official press release informs. The inaugural programme was attended by around 25 poultry farmers of Rey-Mindu and surrounding areas and had Rinchen Lepcha, Ward Panchayat, Tympin, as the chief guest. The 25 will form the first batch of the Farm School and will be provided training and assistance.

Bikers petition Governor on Viswa Bharati issue
Gangtok: Executive members of Dirty Angels Motorcycle Club called on the Governor earlier this week and submitted a memorandum on the Viswa Bharati University issue. The bikers were led by their president Kinchok T. Bhutia, and the visit was in follow-up to the signature campaign organized by DAMC in Gangtok on the issue last week. 2,242 signatures were received by the club in its pursuit of seeking support and justice for the Sikkim girl harassed at VBU. In the memorandum submitted to the Governor, the Club sought proper health check up of the Sikkim student in well equipped rehabilitation centre, financial assistance to the family for the treatment ; immediate arrest and expulsion of the staff involved in hiding the cover-up at VBU; State government to be proactive in responding to such situations; HRDD to maintain proper data on all the students from Sikkim studying outside the state; and counseling sessions once a year for Sikkim students studying outside the state [to be organized by HRDD in coordination with their counterparts in the destination states]; financial assistance to associations formed by Sikkim students studying outside.

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