Gift Milk: An initiative for girl students of Sikkim
Gangtok, February 11: On February 09 (Tuesday), Chief Minister P.S. Tamang launched the ‘Gift Milk’ initiative for girl students of government schools in Sikkim. In his discourse, the Chief Minister Tamang emphasized the importance of proper nutrition, especially among the younger generations for the foundation of a healthier mind and body.
The event was held at Samman Bhawan and organized by the Sikkim Co-operative Milk Producers Union Limited sponsored by National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) and National Highway & Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (NHIDCL) and attended by Animal Husbandry Minister, L.N Sharma, Power Minister M.N. Sherpa and other concerned officials.
He expressed his gratitude to the officials of NDDB and NHIDCL for taking a step towards eradicating malnutrition and other health issues. “I sincerely hope that we can continue with it and extend it to a larger scale,” said the Chief Minister.
The Chief Minister also addressed the increase in milk production in the last few months after the incentive launched by the state government last year. He encouraged the youths to embrace farming and agricultural practices that have huge potential for a state such as Sikkim.
He praised the Sikkim Co-operative Milk Producer’s Union Limited for their excellent work and cheered them to carry on with the same enthusiasm. During the episode, the Board of directors of Sikkim Co-operative Milk Producer’s Union Ltd. handed over the award for ‘Best State Milk Federation/Union of India’ won by Sikkim to the Chief Minister.