In an honour, the Union Ministry of Tourism has conferred the Cleanest Tourist Destination on Sikkim capital, Gangtok. Prime Minister Narendra Modi handed over the award in Delhi , an official release said.
The Sikkim delegation participated in a workshop organised by the Urban Development and Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation for implementing the flagship programme, Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban and Gramin), at Vigyan Bhawan. The workshop was inaugurated by the Prime Minister and attended by Union Ministers of the concerned departments, Chief Ministers of many states and Ministers in-charge of Swachh Bharat Mission.
The Sikkim delegation was led by Minister, UD and HD, Shri NK Subba, Mayor GMC, PCE/Secretary UD and HD, Municipal Commissioner, State Mission Directors (Urban & Gramin) , Officials & Panchayats, ADCs-Development Namchi and Gyalshing.
The delegates from Sikkim actively participated in the workshop, particularly in the technical session on Sanitation Technologies, Solid-Liquid Waste Management, inclusive Sanitation and Role of IT and Technology in SBM. A plenary session on Inter-Ministerial collaboration was also conducted.
Gangtok city was also awarded by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India. The award was received by Commissioner, GMC, from the Hon’ ble Prime Minister