LS Speaker to inaugurate CPA zonal conference in Gangtok

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2023 08:15 [IST]

Last Update: Wednesday, Feb 22, 2023 02:37 [IST]

LS Speaker to inaugurate CPA zonal conference in Gangtok

GANGTOK, : Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla will inaugurate the 19th Annual Zone III Conference of CPA India Region at Gangtok on February 23, a PIB press release informs.

Sikkim Governor Lakshman Prasad Acharya, Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang, Rajya Sabha deputy chairman Harivansh, presiding officers of legislative bodies in India, Members of Parliament, Members of Sikkim Legislature and other dignitaries will participate in the event.

The two-day conference will deliberate on making Parliament and Assembly more accessible to the public/citizen; drug abuse and way forward; and cyber bullying.

On conclusion of the conference, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla will deliver the valedictory address on February 24.

Till now, 18 zonal conferences have been held in the North Eastern States that includes the events of North East Region of Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (NERCPA) and CPA Zone-III.  The CPA Zone-III comprises of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura, the PIB release informs.

As CPA Zone-III, two conferences have been held viz., Guwahati, Assam on October 8, 2018 and Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh on May 12 and 13, 2022.

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