Friday, November 18, 2011

Protest grows against Tashiding HEP, area MLA approached

NAMCHI, 17 Nov: The 97 Mega Watt Tashiding Hydroelectric Project being undertaken by Shiga Energy Pvt Ltd below Tashiding under Yangthang constituency in West Sikkim  has attracted the protest of the local people. The public there had demanded that the power project on the Rathong Chu, work on which began around six months back, be immediately stopped. They claim that their demand is based on religious and scientific grounds.

Phodong Monastery celebrates Lhabab Duechen with commemoration of 900 years of Karmapa lineage

MANGAN, 17 Nov:  The Karma Thupten Tashi Choling Monastery (Phodong Monastery) celebrated the 900th anniversary of the commemoration of the First Karmapa, Duesum Khempa, today with a special event coinciding with Lhabab Duechen.

MCM wins Inter-Dojang Taekwondo championship

GANGTOK, 17 Nov: MCM Dojang [White Hall complex] emerged champions of the 3rd edition of the state-level Inter-Dojang Taekwondo Poomsae Championship held at Paljor Stadium today, with Tashi Namgyal Academy Dojang lifting the runners-up trophy.

Students’ Union of Sikkim formed

GANGTOK, 17 Nov: The students of various private and government colleges and universities from in and around Gangtok came together to form an umbrella association, “Students’ Union of Sikkim” today.

Special prayers mark Lhabab Duechen at Enchey

GANGTOK, 17 Nov: Lhabab Duechen was observed all over the State today and special prayers held at the Enchey Monastery here as well.

Unacceptable Arbitration

The censor board took exception of ‘Free Tibet’ banners in a Hindi movie song and when the movie released, the banners were blurred. The movie is not about Tibet or even about political expression, but the paranoid censoriousness with which the establishment responded to what was essentially a prop, albeit a heart-warmingly tender one which at least recognises the presence of a peoples aspiration which has lived alongside Indians for half a century now, signals an offensive and dangerous over-exuberance of the powers that be to mollify China even at the cost of denying guests their right to expression and ignoring the self-respect of all Indians.

Assam Lingzey GPU distributes new trade licenses

GANGTOK, 17 Nov: Assam Lingzey GPU distributed new licenses to its businessmen in a programme organized today. The programme which had Gangtok BDO, Kosi Kapil as the chief guest also undertook the task of renewal of licenses.

BGP welcomes UP Govt’s State-reorganisation decision

GANGTOK, 17 Nov: Bharatiya Gorkha Parisangh [BGP] has welcomed the decision of the Mayawati Government to create new states by dividing Uttar Pradesh into four parts and has urged other state governments to initiate similar processes of addressing the long pending demands for creation of new states.

Gita paath for children at Tadong’s Durga Mandir

GANGTOK, 17 Nov: A programme on the recitation of ‘Gita Paath’ was organized by Vidhya Bharati, Tadong, for its children today at Durga Mandir, Tadong.

OBC status for left out communities ‘golden opportunity’ for SDF: SHRP

GANGTOK, 17 Nov: The “high level committee” of the Sikkim Himali Rajya Parisad Party convened a meeting chaired by its president, AD Subba at its headquarters today. The meeting discussed the present political scenario of the state and the political strategies that the party needs to adopt, informs a press release. 

SSACS organizes awareness programme for Enchey Monastery monks

GANGTOK, 17 Nov: Sikkim State AIDS Control Society [SSACS], as part of its HIV/AIDS Awareness Programme for Faith Based Organisations, organized such a programme for students of Enchey Gumpa here on 15 November.

Awareness programme for SHGs at Kyongsee

GANGTOK, 18 Nov: Creative Self Help Group (CSHG) of Kyongsee under Karthok-Namcheybong Gram Panchayat Unit of Pakyong organized an awareness generation programme for Self Help Groups at its village cottage industry complex on 15 November.

Council level meeting of Lions Club International begins

RANGPO, 17 Nov: The 3-day council level meeting of Lions Club International 322 began at Gangtok’s May Fair Hotel today. According to host district 322f governor, Binod Kumar Agarwal more than fifty delegates from Assam, Bihar, Orissa, West Bengal and Jharkhand are attending the meeting.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Minorities Commission member advices ‘stop, think and review’ approach to Rathongchu power projects

GANGTOK, 16 Nov: A two-member team of the National Commission for Minorities comprising of Spalzes Angmo [member and representative of the Buddhist community at the Centre] and Esther Kar [Joint Secretary] are on a visit to the State to assess the damages and relief measures being carried out by the State Government in the wake of the 18 September earthquake.

Sikkim bags second prize at Bio Fach Intl Organic Trade Fair

GANGTOK, 16 Nov: To develop market for organic produce of Sikkim, SIMFED along with the Department of Agriculture and Horticulture & Sikkim Organic Mission participated in Bio-Fach International Organic Trade Fair 2011 at Bangalore and exhibited the produce of Sikkim.

Makha residents irked by erratic water supply

MANGAN, 16 Nov: The public of Makha 10th Mile and nearby Dara Goan in East Sikkim have been facing acute shortage of drinking water for the past few weeks.

Press fraternity observes National Press Day

GANGTOK, 16 Nov: National Press Day was observed at Janta Bhawan today with a special function sponsored by the Information and Public Relation Department and hosted by the Press Club of Sikkim. The day was observed on the theme, “Media as an Institution of Public Accountability”, and had the IPR Minister, CB Karki, as the chief guest.

Namchi Govt School releases Platinum Jubilee souvenir

NAMCHI, 16 Nov: The Platinum Souvenir book, ‘Kaustub Chinha’, of the Government Senior Secondary School, Namchi, was released on the occasion of Children’s Day at a programme organized jointly by the alumni and school administration.
Present on the day as chief guest was area MLA, Binod Rai, also an alumni of the school.

Remember the virtues of compassion on Lhabab Dheuchen, Governor urges

GANGTOK, 16 Nov: On the auspicious occasion of Lhabab Dhuechen which falls on 17 November, Governor Balmiki Prasad Singh has extended his heartiest greetings to the people of Sikkim.

CM extends warm wishes on Lhabab Dhuechen

GANGTOK, 16 Nov [IPR]: On the auspicious occasion of Lhabab Dhuechen, the Chief Minister, Pawan Chamling and wife Tika Maya Chamling have extended their warm greetings and best wishes to the people of Sikkim. In his message, the Chief Minister has wished peace, prosperity and happiness to the people of Sikkim.

New season of auctions begins at Spices Board Auction Centre

5.62 MT OF LARGE CARDAMOM PUT TO AUCTION; BEST QUALITY FETCHES Rs. 871/KG BIDGANGTOK, 16 Nov: Large cardamom auction in Sikkim began its second year with a new season beginning today at the Spices Board Auction Centre at Rangpo.

Veteran’s tournament in memory of footballer Pem Dorji begins in Kalimpong Thursday

GANGTOK, 16 Nov: Dzongri Sporting Club veterans’ team will take on Jalpaiguri veterans in the first match of the Veteran’s Football Tournament held in memory of international footballer from Sikkim, Late Pem Dorji at Mela Ground, Kalimpong on Thursday.

DC South and 3 others file response to contempt notice, await 22 Nov hearing

NAMCHI, 16 Nov: District Collector [South], AK Singh, and three others filed their respective replies with the High Court of Sikkim yesterday in the contempt of court notice issued against them in connection with the sealing of the house of Nuk Tshering Bhutia [aka “Melli Sonam”] at Melli, South Sikkim last Friday.

Cooperative Week celebrated in Namchi

NAMCHI, 16 Nov: The State Co-operation Union, in coordination with multipurpose cooperative societies of South district celebrated the 58th Co-operative Week with a special function which included a seminar on development trough cooperatives here at the community hall today.

Red Cross team visits earthquake and landslide affected Neha-Mangzing

NAMCHI, 16 Nov: A team from the Red Cross Society, Sikkim-Chapter, today visited earthquake and landslide affected areas of Neha Mangzing in South Sikkim. The team was assisted on the visit by the Mangzing Landslide/ Earthquake Relief Committee formed last year.

Children’s Day celebrations in West Sikkim

GYALSHING, 16 Nov [IPR]: Children’s Day was celebrated across the schools, ICDS centers and institutions of West district on 14 Nov. The children's day celebration at Lingchom Secondary School (W) was held in the presence of SMCs and guests of honour, retired Additional Director, BB Muringla, and retired Teacher, LS Yonzon.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Former Minister proposes new route for alternative highway

GANGTOK, 15 Nov: Former Minister, JB Pradhan, a civil engineer by training, has proposed a route, different from those proposed by the West Bengal Government and the BRDF, for the construction of an alternative highway linking Sikkim to the rest of the country.

Phodong Monastery all set to host 900th anniversary of Karmapa lineage, still hopeful that Karmapa will be among them on 17 Nov

PHODONG, 15 NOV:  The Karma Thupten Tashi Choling Monastery (Phodong Monastery) is all set to host the commemoration of first Karmapa, Duesum Khempa, the supreme lineage holder of Buddha’s teachings on 17 November coinciding with Lhabab Duechen. This will mark the 900th anniversary of the Karmapa lineage.

Turuk-Ramabung GPU gets a new Veterinary Dispensary

NAMCHI, 15 Nov: Turuk-Ramabung Gram Panchayat Unit under Melli constituency has been provided with a two storied veterinary dispensary with six rooms at the total cost of Rs12 lakh. Today this newly constructed veterinary dispensary building was inaugurated by Area MLA, Tulshi Devi Rai.

East Sikkim schools celebrate National Education Day

GANGTOK, 14 Nov: A number of schools in East Sikkim joined in the celebrations of National Education Day on 11 November.

Press Day

Yes, we in the media too have our Day. 16 November is the National Press Day, that one day in the year when the Fourth Estate, forever prying into other people’s affairs and conduct, is expected to turn the mirror on itself and take stock of where it stands and where it is headed. Unfortunately, even we end up trading in generalities, congratulating each other on having made it this far and return to business as usual by evening.

Four-day residential training for cooperative society managers

GANGTOK, 15 Nov [IPR]: Four-day residential training programme on preparation of Business Development Plan and Review of Common Accounting System for the Managers of Multipurpose Cooperative Societies [M.P.C.S Ltd] was held at the Conference Hall of Sahakari Bhawan, Tadong Gangtok from 07 to 11 Nov.

Executive committee of Luing Perbing MPCS re-nominated

GANGTOK, 15 Nov: Luing Perbing Multipurpose Cooperative Society re-nominated the existing executive committee for the next three years during its 6th annual general meeting held on 14 November at Thamidara, informs a press release.

ICFAI celebrates Children’s Day

GANGTOK, 15 Nov: Children’s Day was celebrated by ICFAI University, Sikkim, at Lower Sichey yesterday in a function wherein the new students especially from Bhutan and Nepal were welcomed by the seniors, informs a press release.

MLA visits Birdha Ashram at Lower Samdong

KAMBAL, 15 Nov: Tumin-Lingee MLA, Ugen Gyatso Bhutia, visited the under-construction Birdha Ashram at Lower Samdong in East Sikkim on 13 November accompanied by State Planning Commission member, Lhakila Tongden Lepcha, and former MLA, Norjang Lepcha, Zilla member, Saraswati Regmi, Cheli vice convenor, Tika Devi Nepal and panchayat members.
The Ashram has been funded by Madhya Bharat Power Project Ltd. and the Ecclesiastical Department. Appreciating the initiative taken by Madhya Bharat Power Project, he discussed the plan and fund requirements for the construction.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Governor highlights Chacha Nehru’s special affection for Sikkim to urge stronger abidance to his vision

GANGTOK, 14 Sept: Governor Balmiki Prasad Singh today presented financial assistance of Rs 1.50 lakh each to the Dzongu-based NGO, Mutanchi Lom Aal Shezum [MLAS], and Press Club of Sikkim during the Children’s Day celebrations held here at Chintan Bhawan.
A JORETHANG SUNDAY: This might look like an idyllic haat, the luxuriant stack of veggies looking rather impressive, but look closer, pay attention to the background, and the litter of garbage against which the vegetable vendors sit, presents a distracting reality. This is the Sunday haat at Jorethang, and if residents are to be believed, the garbage is more overpowering on most other haat days. Should someone not be doing something about it?

Dry slide holds up NH31A

GANGTOK, 14 Nov: A landslide at 10th Mile,Tar Khola, which collapsed on NH 31A at around noon today, disrupted traffic for around 2 hours this afternoon, with GREF personnel engaged at the spot, opening the highway for traffic at around 1 50 pm. Vehicles coming from Gangtok were given the first pass across but the crossing was still risky with loose rubble slipping down frequently.

Helping Hands and Red Cross Society make final review of relief and rehabilitation work in North Sikkim

MANGAN, 14 Nov: Helping Hands Sikkim, an umbrella organisation of 38 NGOs formed in the wake of the18 September Earthquake to assist relief and rehabilitation works, made a final review of relief work in North Sikkim in coordination with Red Cross Society on 12 and 13 November.

Child Rights Commission visits Balika Niketan, Creche and ICDS Centre at Tadong

GANGTOK, 14 Nov: Commission for Protection of Child Rights visited a number of institutions catering to children around Tadong on 10 November, informs an official press release.

Tumin Lingee Youth Assoc organizes peace prayers

GANGTOK, 14 Nov: Shanti Hawan [Bhagwad Path and Jenshey] was organized by Tumin Lingee Youth Association [TLYA] in collaboration with panchayats, general public and devotees of Tumin  Lingee constituency at Rakshey 4th Mile in Upper Rakdong ,East Sikkim on 11 and 12 November.

Welfare Board under Construction Workers Cess Act meets, passes new welfare schemes

GANGTOK, 14 Nov: The Welfare Board under Building and Other Construction Workers’ Welfare Cess Act, 1996, has passed a set of resolutions aimed at addressing concerns and welfare of labourers employed in Sikkim better.

NED at Jorethang BAC

GANGTOK, 14 Nov: ‘Shiksha Ka Haq Abhiyan’ was launched in Jorethang BAC on National Education Day at CCCT Hall, Chisopani with a rally by students of Bhaisalgaon and Borbotey PS’s under the guidance of BAC, Jorethang, informs a press release.

Too Much Rides on Roads...

The 114 kms from Siliguri to Gangtok, even by the recommended slower driving speeds for mountain roads, should not take too many more minutes than two hours of travel time. Even the rashest of driving, however, can make the journey only in three and a half hours at the quickest, not a single minute of which is comfortable.

Sikip BAC observes NED

NAMCHI, 14 Nov: National Education Day was also celebrated at the block level at Sikip BAC premises on 11 Nov with Panchayat Secretary, Krishna Rai as the chief guest.

PCS thanks Governor for financial assistance to recognize exceptional rural reporting

GANGTOK, 14 Nov: The Press Club of Sikkim has expressed deep gratitude towards Governor Balmiki Prasad Singh on his gesture towards supporting efforts to promote rural reporting in Sikkim.

SJS Kingston celebrates Children’s Day

GANGTOK, 14 Nov: St. Joseph’s School, Kingston, Rhenock, East Sikkim celebrated Children’s Day with the finals of the inter-school Maggi Premier Cup Football tournament which was sponsored by Nestle India Ltd, informs a press release.

Harkamaya and Damber Singh colleges celebrate National Education Day

GANGTOK, 14 Nov: National Education Day was celebrated at Harkamaya College and Damber Singh College on 11 Nov with a special programme held at the auditorium of Harkamaya College, informs a press release.

NED at Regu BAC

GANGTOK, 14 Nov: BAC Regu, HRDD, East, organised sub-division level programme at Rongli Bazar on National Education Day with BDO, Dhiraj Pradhan as the chief guest.

National Education Day in North Sikkim

MANGAN: The National Education Day was celebrated by Mangshila Secondary School in North Sikkim with a skit on RTE, a radio show presented by the students of class IX and an awareness rally on RTE and CCE from the school till Tingchim Lake.

State-level painting comptt on Energy Conservation

GANGTOK, 14 Sept: Students from schools across the state worked their art with colours and brushes in the State Level painting competition on Energy Conservation organised by the Teesta-V Power Station, NHPC Limited, here at Janta Bhawan today.

PYKKA competitions begin in Mangan

MANGAN, 14 Nov: The district-level PYKKA sports have begun at different venues of Mangan District organised by the Zilla Panchayats and Department of Sports & Youth Affairs Department, North.

First State and NE Muay Thai championship announced for Dec

GANGTOK, 14 Nov: Muay Thai Association of Sikkim has announced plans to hold the 1st State and North East Championships in the state from 18 to 22 December at the Jorethang playground.

VHAS trains VHSC, PRIs and AWWs on better networking

RONGLI, 14 Nov: Voluntary Health Association of Sikkim (VHAS) Gangtok conducted a training on ‘Enhancement of Para Medicals and PRIs (Panchayat Raj Institutions), VHSC (Village Health & Sanitation Committee), AWW (Agan Wadi Workers), Civil Societies on Health & Development’ at Sudunglakha Gram Prashasan Kendra supported by the Youth Development Society of Sikkim (YODESS) Rongli.

Students colour water conservation message

GANGTOK, 14 Sept: A total of 48 students representing schools from across the State participated in the state-level painting competition on the theme, ‘Conserve Water for Future’, here at Paljor Stadium gymnasium hall today.

Monday, November 14, 2011

EMRS girls win CBSE North East Region Basketball Tournament

GANGTOK, 13 Nov: The girls’ basket ball team of Eklavya Model Residential School, Gangyap, West Sikkim, has emerged the champions of the CBSE Cup [Cluster-I] North East Region Basketball Tournament 2011-12 in Guwahati.

Governor calls on children to prepare themselves well

GANGTOK, 13 Nov: Governor Balmiki Prasad Singh, in his greetings to the children of Sikkim on Children’s Day, has called on them to “prepare themselves for the greater responsibility of taking the State ahead”.

Remanti and Robin are the North East Ke Super Stars

GANGTOK, 13 Nov: Remanti Rai and Robin Mukhia of Sikkim have won the title of the “North East Ke Super Star” in their respective categories. In the final results announced on Sunday, Remanti won the title in the singing competition while Robin shared the title with another constestant from Manipur in dance.

Governor presents Bahudha approach to a harmonious world in Azad Memorial Lecture

GANGTOK, 13 Nov: Governor Balmiki Prasad Singh delivered the Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Memorial Lecture at the Teen Murti Bhawan in New Delhi on 11 November on the special invitation of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations. The well-attended lecture was chaired by the ICCR president, Dr. Karan Singh.


We have been reading a lot of articles regarding construction of concrete buildings in Sikkim and Gangtok especially after the18 September quake. The hot topic for everyone for about a month was the earthquake but it seems we are gradually forgetting the same.

One booked under SADA

GANGTOK, 13 Nov: Sadar Thana has booked one Bijay Bardewa of Arithang in East Sikkim under the Sikkim Anti Drugs Act [SADA] on Sunday. The police recovered 1,028 capsules of Spasmo Proxyvon, 80 tablets of N-10 and 7 bottles of Recodex from the accused. 

28 year old battered to death by husband

GANGTOK, 13 Nov: A 28-year-old housewife succumbed to violent domestic abuse here last night and her husband, LB Rai, reportedly employed as a peon in the Raj Bhavan, taken into custody on charges of murder by the Sadar Police today. The incident took place in the Raj Bhavan complex last night.

Sikkim Liberation Party writes to PM, questions Centre’s refusal to demand accountability from State Govt

GANGTOK, 13 Nov: Sikkim Liberation Party convenor, Duk Nath Nepal, is submitting a memorandum to the Prime Minister on Monday demanding that the Union Government make its stand and intention on Sikkim clear.

ASDLF condoles worker death at Manpur wine factory

GANGTOK, 13 Nov: The All Sikkim Democratic Labour Front has conveyed deep condolence on the death of a worker at a wine factory in Manpur recently. Passang Tamang was killed in an accident while at work there.

UID sensitization programme in Yuksam and Duga

GANGTOK, 13 Nov: The Nodal Department (DESM&E) implementing the Unique Identification programme in Sikkim conducted a sensitization programme in Yuksam BAC of West District and and Duga BAC of East district on 10 November, informs a press release.

Speaker to attend NERIPSTR meeting in Guwahati

GANGTOK, 13 Nov [IPR]: Speaker, Sikkim Legislative Assembly, KT Gyalsten, accompanied by the Secretary, SLA, will be leaving for Guwahati on 14 November to attend the executive meeting of the North-East Region Institute of Parliamentary Studies, Training of Research and North-East Region Commonwealth Parliamentary Association being held at Dispur, Guwahati, scheduled for 15 November.

On Children’s Day

It’s Children’s Day today, a celebration which has become Students’ Day for all practically purposes in our country with the festivities almost exclusively limited to school campuses.

National Education Day observed at Rakdong Tintek BAC

GANGTOK, 11 Nov: National Education Day was celebrated at Rakdong Tintek BAC, East Sikkim today in a programme which had BDO, Rakdong Tintek, Tenzing Dorjee Denzongpa, as the chief guest, informs a press release.

Free legal aid clinic organized at Sikip

NAMCHI, 11 Nov: A free Legal Aid Clinic was organized by the District Legal Services Authority [DLSA] South/West under the banner of ‘National Legal Literacy Fortnight’ here today at the Sikip Block Administrative Center premises.

NED at Katuk Vidhyasagar school

GANGTOK, 13 Nov: Government Primary School, Katuk Vidhyasagar, Lingdum in East Sikkim also observed National Education Day on 11 November.

JNV Ravangla observes Vigilance Week

GANGTOK, 13 Nov: Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya [JNV], Ravangla, South Sikkim observed Vigilance Week 2011 from 31 Oct to 05 Nov with a number of activities conducted at the Vidyalaya during the week, informs a press release.

National Education Day celebrated at Mangan Zilla Bhawan

MANGAN, 13 Nov: National Education Day was observed here in the Zilla Bhawan, Mangan, North Sikkim  on 11 November.
The programme started with a rally from the Mangan Sr Sec School via Mangan Bazaar to the Zilla Bhawan wherein officials of the concerned department, MNP Councilor, PK Malu, teachers, SMC members including students of MSSS School participated.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Shiksha Ka Haq Abhiyan launched by Speaker, KT Gyaltsen


GANGTOK, 11 Nov: The year-long ‘Shiksha Ka Haq Abhiyan’ was launched by the Speaker Sikkim Legislative Assembly, KT Gyaltsen, in Sikkim on the occasion of the National Education Day. This is a nationwide campaign launched today which aims at creating awareness among people on the Right to Education and their entitlement to free and compulsory education.

Spiderman produced at High Court

GANGTOK, 11 Nov: Rakesh Rai, alias, Spiderman, was today at the High Court of Sikkim. The high court had in September issued a warrant of production against Spiderman. Today was the due date. The court had also issued a warrant of production against Tenzing Tamang of Gyalshing, Tikjek.

Sikkim Tibetans come together to protest Chinese repression and demand UN Intervention in Tibet

GANGTOK, 11 Nov: The Tibetan Youth Club and Tibetan Women’s Association took out a rally here in Gangtok today seeking justice and in support of the 11 Tibetans who had set fire to themselves, six of whom have died in eastern Tibet since March this year in protest against the Chinese occupation.

Melli Sonam procures order for ‘status quo’ against eviction order of DC

NAMCHI, 11 Nov: DC South today sealed the building of NT Bhutia on the completion of the 30 days notice to the owner to evacuate the building. Better known as Melli Sonam, NT Bhutia was served with the notice to evacuate the building under Sikkim Public Premises Act on 11 October 2011 by the office of District Collectorate South, on the grounds that the building was encroaching upon forest land.

SDF coordination meet at Temi

NAMCHI, 11 Nov: The coordination meeting of the Sikkim Democratic Front [SDF] Temi Namphing Constituency was held today under the chairmanship of GM Gurung, the vice president of the SDF party and the Incharge South District at Temi Bazaar.

Biraspati Parsai Sr Sec School observes National Education Day

GANGTOK, 11 Nov: Biraspati Parsai Govt Sr Sec School, Marchak, also celebrated National Education Day today. In the introductory speech, school principal, Sunita Verma, urged the students to learn from the experiences of great men and focus more on education for improving the quality of life, informs a press release.

National Education Day at Samalingdum JHS

GANGTOK, 11 Nov:  A programme to mark the first National Education Day was organised in Samalingdum JHS, Ranka BAC, East Sikkim. The school participated in the nationwide campaign ‘Shiksha Ka Haq Abhiyan’ by organising a rally from Samalingdum Suspension bridge till Sivic village [ITBP Camp area] in the locality, informs a press release.

Namok JHS also observes National Education Day

GANGTOK, 11 Nov: Namok Junior High School also observed the National Education Day with various activities and a rally today. On the occasion, a rally was taken out from the school premises to Swayem, which was participated by students, teachers, panchayats, SMC members and local public.

Deorali Girls School observes National Education Day

GANGTOK, 11 Nov: The birthday of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, an eminent educationist and a great leader of India’s freedom struggle was celebrated by the Govt Girls Sr Sec School Deorali today, informs a press release.

National Education Day at Holy Cross

GANGTOK, 11 Nov: Holy Cross School, Tadong celebrated the Birth Anniversary of our First Education Minister of India, Moulana Abul Kalam Azad as National Education Day today.

Assam Lingzey Sr Sec School celebrates National Education Day

GANGTOK, 11 Nov: Commemorating the Birth Anniversary of Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad, the first Education Minister of Independent India, the National Education Day was celebrated at Govt. Sr. Sec. School Assam Lingzey, East Sikkim, today, informs a press release.

SIBLAC mourns passing away of Colonel Wangchuk

GANGTOK, 11 Nov: A meeting of the Denjong Lhade Medhe (Sikkimese Monks and lay people’s meeting) of the block delegates of SIBLAC was held here in Gangtok on 10 November informs a press release issued by the organisation. Also present at the meeting was Prince Jigme Wangchuk Yapshi Phuenkhang as the guest-of-honour and representatives of major Sikkimese Monasteries including Pemayangtse and Enchey amongst others.

SSACS launches 2nd edition of ‘Red Fest’

GANGTOK, 11 Nov: The Sikkim State Aids Control Society [SSACS] launched the two-month long 2nd edition of ‘Red Fest’ today which will end in the second week of February 2012. On the occasion Secretary, Health Department, Dr. Kumar Bhandari, was the chief guest.

Earthquake review trip by Barfung MLA

GANGTOK, 11 Nov: Area MLA, Barfung Constituency,Sonam Gyatso Bhutia, conducted a review tour in the earthquake hit areas at Ralong,  Namlung, Lingding and Mangerdalam,yesterday. He was accompanied by SDM, Ravangla,PK.Rai,  BDO, Ravangla and Heads of Offices of Ravangla Sub-Division informs a press release. 

Aho Kishan JHS joins in National Education Day celebration

GANGTOK, 11 Nov: Aho-Kishan Junior High School, East Sikkim, observed the National Education Day commemorating the birth anniversary of Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad today here at the school premises.

Day long workshop on LImboo grammar organised

GANGTOK, 11 Nov: A day-long workshop on “Limboo Grammar: With special reference to the use of diacritical marks” was jointly organised by the Department of Limboo, Gyalshing Govt. College and the Limboo Language Trainees of DIET, Gyalshing, West Sikkim.

SPCC West District calls for scrapping of hydel projects in view of recent earthquake

GYALSHING, 11 Nov: The Sikkim Pradesh Congress Committee has once more called for hydel projects in the state to be scrapped. At a press conference at Gyalshing on 10 November the party also accused the state government of discrimination in the earthquake relief distribution process.

SU organises National Seminar on ‘Environment Security and Human Rights’

GANGTOK, 11 Nov: The Department of Law and Legal Jurisprudence of Sikkim University is organising a two-day national seminar on ‘Environment Security and Human Rights Issues’ sponsored by UGC and ICSSR which began today at the University’s conference hall.

SASA sending team for 65th Senior National Aquatic Champs

GANGTOK, 11 Nov: A six-member Sikkim Amateur Swimming Association team is all set to represent Sikkim in the 65th edition of Senior National Aquatic Championship scheduled to be held at Ranchi, Jharkhand from 16 to 20 November.

Namrang JHS celebrates National Education Day

GANGTOK, 11 Nov: In compliance with the guidelines of the HRD Department, the Namrang JHS participated in the ‘Shiksha Ka Haq Abhiyan’ awareness programme on RTE marking the National Education Day today.

State level painting competition at Paljor Stadium

GANGTOK, 11 Nov: The Ministry of Water Resources has announced a nationwide painting competition on Water Conservation to create awareness among school children on the issue.

New hotel inaugurated at Gangtok

GANGTOK, 11 Nov: The inauguration of Hotel Pratigya Residency situated opposite the Sadar Police Station in Gangtok was held today.