Governor concludes West Sikkim visit

West Sikkim visit
Fri, Apr 26, 2019

GEYZING (IPR): Governor Ganga Prasad on the second day of his tour to West Sikkim visited the SSB camp at Uttarey where he planted tree sapling prior to the short interactions with the SSB jawans, Sikkim Sisters NGO, members of the Pawan Dristi Girls Home and locals of the area.
In his address to the gathering present at the SSB camp, Prasad expressed his gratitude to the SSB jawans, the girls from the shelter home and officials for the programme prepared by them. He mentioned that the country is proud of the SSB jawans and how they have kept the country's borders safe. He further congratulated the Sikkim Sisters NGOs for their contribution towards the ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ campaign of the Prime Minister and raising the kids in a safe environment.
The Governor distributed sweets and blankets to children of Pawan Dristi Girls home.
Prasad then visited rainbow trout breeding cum demonstration farm at Uttarey where he was briefed by the director of Fisheries. This was followed by his brief visit and interaction with the students and teaching faculty of Dentam senior secondary school.
The Governor stated that he was filled with gratitude and awe to see so many students of Dentam senior secondary school doing well in academics and extracurricular activities. He mentioned in his brief address that the students are the future of a State and are ‘lumps of clay’ which needs to be moulded and shaped in the best shape possible to keep the name of the State and society high. He also acknowledged the role of the teachers who are the tools to build the future of the State through their impartation skills of how well moral values and knowledge are instilled in the children by them.
During his two days tour to West Sikkim, the Governor released grant of Rs. 50,000 to Pawan Dristi Girls Home. Similarly, a sum of Rs. 25,000 from Raj Bhawan fund and Rs. 25,000 personally by the Governor was presented to the Dentam senior secondary school library.

Area: 7096 Sq Km
Altitude: 5,840 ft
Population: 6.10 Lakhs
Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 ft. to over 28,509 ft above sea level
Summer: Max- 21°C ; Min – 13°C
Winter: Max -13°C ; Min – 0.48°C
Rainfall: 325 cm per annum
Language Spoken: Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Tibetan, English, Hindi