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NCST delegation calls on Governor

Thursday, Dec 19, 2019 07:37 [IST]

Last Update: Thursday, Dec 19, 2019 07:37 [IST]

NCST delegation calls on Governor

GANGTOK,: National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) chairman Dr. Nand Kumar Sai today called on Governor Ganga Prasad here at Raj Bhawan. He was accompanied by commission members Hari Krishna Damor and Harshadbhai Chunilal Vasava on the occasion, a Raj Bhawan release informs.

It was a courtesy call by the NCST chairman and members who are on a five-day official visit to Sikkim starting December 15.

In a brief meeting with the Governor, the NCST chairman expressed his delight on the socio-economic status of Scheduled Tribes in Sikkim. He also apprised about his efforts to ensure that the policies and programmes of the Central government aimed at the welfare and upliftment of Scheduled Tribes across the country yield desired results. He informed about the series of meetings the panel had with various organisations and stakeholders of ST population in Sikkim since his arrival and mentioned that his endeavour is to address the concerns and issues of the Scheduled Tribes in coordination with State government departments and agencies. 

The Governor conveyed his pleasure in meeting the NCST chairman and members of the commission and assured to look into the issues if brought into his notice. He underlined Sikkim’s strength of harmony, brotherhood and non-discriminatory social bonding among all sections and tribes, the release mentions.

Sikkim at a Glance

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