JAC Sikkim felicitates outgoing executives

Monday, Dec 11, 2023 00:00 [IST]

Last Update: Monday, Dec 11, 2023 18:32 [IST]

JAC Sikkim felicitates outgoing executives


GANGTOK,: The newly elected executive council of the Joint Action Council (JAC) Sikkim on Sunday felicitated the previous executive body during a programme here.

Those from the previous executive body felicitated by the JAC were former president Santa Pradhan, former general secretary Keshav Sapkota, former executives, and former chief advisors Tseten Tashi Bhutia and Bharat Basnet.

Recently, the JAC had appointed a new executive council with five convenors Deepak Tewari, SG Bhutia, IK Chettri, Ranjana Gurung and Santosh Gautam besides general secretaries Dilu Sharma and Samso Subba. The new council honoured the outgoing executives with an appreciation letter in acknowledgement of their selfless service to Sikkim and the organisation.

Addressing the event, outgoing JAC general secretary Keshav Sapkota expressed his happiness on a new, energetic and young team taking over the leadership of the organisation. The new JAC team will definitely stand firmly for Sikkim and Sikkimese on the issues which concern our State and people, he said.

Samso Subba, the new JAC general secretary, said the new executive team will strive to serve Sikkim and Sikkimese to the best of their abilities.

JAC convenor Deepak Tewari, in his address, shared that the JAC Sikkim was born as a natural response following the Supreme Court judgment earlier this year which affected the entire Sikkimese. “The agenda of this council is to keep Sikkim and Sikkimese united in all aspects. The other agenda is ‘Sikkim first’ wherein the interest, security and safety of all including our natural resources is given foremost priority,” he said.

The convenor added that JAC is a non-political organisation of Sikkimese. Being the voice of the Sikkimese, we feel that the political parties here must consider the issues being raised by the JAC, he said.

At the programme, it was announced that soon JAC Sikkim will form district councils in all the six districts of the State.


Sikkim at a Glance

  • Area: 7096 Sq Kms
  • Capital: Gangtok
  • Altitude: 5,840 ft
  • Population: 6.10 Lakhs
  • Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 to over 28,509 ft above sea level
  • Climate:
  • Summer: Min- 13°C - Max 21°C
  • Winter: Min- 0.48°C - Max 13°C
  • Rainfall: 325 cms per annum
  • Language Spoken: Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Tibetan, English, Hindi