Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling was conferred with the first Bhairon Singh Shekhawat Lifetime Achievement Honour in Public Service by President Pranab Mukherjee.
The award was conferred during the first Bhairon Singh Shekhawat memorial lecture given by the President.
- Main aim is to deliver public service and to bring change in the life of people and improve their living conditions.
- Mukherjee applause Chamlings contribution to Sikkim and said it is emerging as a role model for other states.
- Sikkim is called as a fully organic state in India.
- It contributes around 80,000 million tonnes of organic produce out of total 1.24 million tonnes produced in India.
About Pawan Chambling
- Pawan was born on 22 September 1950 in Yangang Sikkim India.
- Political party: Sikkim Democratic Front
- He is also the longest standing Chief Minister in India having won the legislative assembly elections for 5 terms in a row.
About Bhairon Singh Shekhawat
Shekhawat was the vice-president between 2002 and 2007 and he was a visionary leader who cared for his people.
- Capital – Gangtok
- Governor- ShriniwasDadasahebPatil
- CM- PawanChamling
- Official Language- Nepali, English
- National Park- Khangchendzonga National Park