Honorable Governor of Sikkim, Shri Ganga Prasad today granted audience to a group of 25 persons comprising of farmers from Manipur and officials of 4 Assam Rifles at New Raj Bhavan.

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PRESS RELEASE

 

       Hon’ble Governor of Sikkim, Shri Ganga Prasad today granted audience to a group of 25 persons comprising of farmers from Manipur and officials of 4 Assam Rifles at New Raj Bhavan.  The group was led by Captain Nadeem Khan, 4 Assam Rifles. Col. Ankur Sharma, Black Cat Division was also present on the occasion.

          It was a formal call by the farmers group who have been facilitated with 10 days educational tour on organic farming in Sikkim by 4 Assam Rifles as a part of their Civic Action plan in Manipur. The group had reached Sikkim on 24th September 2018. A brief insight into the tour was given by Captain Nadeem Khan, and two farmers, including a  girl, also shared their experience of the tour in Sikkim so far.

     Hon’ble Governor expressed happiness on meeting the young farmers from the Northeast and urged the group to make the most of the opportunity they have got to learn and promote organic farming in their own state. Stating that organic farming is the only sustainable way of farming considering the environmental and climate change threats by the conventional way of farming. He underlined that Northeast can be hub of organic farming if we pool our knowledge and resources and come out with effective collaborations in the right direction. Hon’ble Governor also wished the group a very memorable stay in Sikkim.

                                         Deputy Secretary (PR) to Governor                                                                                                                          

SKM/GOV/DS(PR)/2018/85                                               

 26th   September, 2018