Greetings from Honble Governor of Sikkim, Shri Shriniwas Patil on the occasion of Gangtok being recognised as Cleanest Capital City in the entire North Eastern Region in the recently held Nationwide Swachh Survekshan 2017.

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SKM/GOV/PRO/2017/33  6th May, 2017

Hon’ble Governor of Sikkim, Shri Shriniwas Patil has expressed his happiness and has greeted all residents of Gangtok on the occasion of Gangtok  being recognised as Cleanest Capital City in the entire North Eastern Region in the recently held Nationwide Swachh Survekshan 2017.

In his congratulatory note  sent to the Mayor, Gangtok Municipal Corporation,  Hon’ble Governor has said, “I   join the people of Sikkim to rejoice on the achievement of our capital city Gangtok, recognised yet again as the cleanest State capital in the Northeastern region in the Swachh Survekshan 2017.

It is heartening that Gangtok city is consistently ranked high in the Survekshans carried out by the independent agencies under Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India. This is the reflection of our collective pursuit   to ensure sanitation, cleanliness and  solid waste management among other amenities with the active involvement of all residents of Gangtok.

I congratulate the Mayor, Deputy Mayor,  Councillors,  Municipal Commissioner, Officers and Staff of Gangtok Municipal Corporation for this accomplishment.

However, we must not also rest on our laurels and should put our effort towards bridging the gaps and shortcomings that has surfaced during the Survekshan 2017. With   the collaborative effort of all stakeholders towards making Gangtok the Best City in all criteria specified by the Union Government, there  will certainly be more occasions to celebrate and rejoice in near future .”

PRO to Governor