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Sikkim’s Ashish Rai gets national team call-up for King’s Cup 2023

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Football Player from Sikkim, Ashish Rai, has been selected in the 23-member Indian National Football team for King’s Cup 2023 to be held at Thailand from September 7-10. National Football team coach Igor Stimac announced the best 23-member sqaud for the King’s Cup.

Ashish Rai hails from Paktong, Sikkim and currently plays for Mohun Bagan club since 2022 at the right back position.

On September 7, India will play Iraq in the semi-final, while Lebanon will play the hosts, Thailand in the other semi-final.

Sikkim CM Flagged Off ‘Seema Darshan’ initiative under the Vibrant Village project

CM Prem Singh Tamang flagged off the Seema Darshan initiative during which about 50 university and college students visited Nathu La and tied Rakhi to the Army and ITBP personnel stationed at the pass, near Indo-China border.

26 border villages in Sikkim have been identified under the Vibrant Villages program of the Government of India with the objective to create vibrant communities in border villages.

Sikkim should become ‘Carbon Negative’: CM Prem Singh Tamang

In a step towards realizing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of making Sikkim a ‘carbon neutral’ state, the Sikkim Government has come up with a unique initiative to encourage plant 100 saplings every time a new baby is born.

As per reports, more than 5000 people have registered for the ‘Mero Rukh Mero Santati’ (My Tree My Child) program which reinforces the bond between nature and local communities.

It must be mentioned here that Sikkim in last two months planted one lakh saplings in across all 6 districts under various programs.

Gyalshing Govt Girls School organize AIoT (Artificial Intelligence Of Things) Innovation fair

For the first time in Sikkim, Gyalshing Govt Girls Sr. Sec, School, Gyalshing conducted an AIoT (Artificial Intelligence Of Things) Innovation fair with a glowing display of student ideation and solution.

Nearly 100 students from Grades VI -XII participated in this event and presented 20 prototypes for problems like agriculture, social and health issues, according to the criteria set by NITI Aayog, CBSE and Intel.

Students and teachers from other schools in the region also attended the fair and took keen interest in every project and interacted with the students. All students and visitors got a firsthand experience of how these technologies are shaping the future.The participant students gave briefing about their projects to the audience which reflected their spirit of team work and societal contribution.

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