Press Release: Saturday, 13 July 2019
MP Rajya Sabha raises important issue of Sikkim’s air connectivity in Rajya Sabha and meets the Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports to discuss the development of sports in the state.
New Delhi 13 July: The Member of Parliament from Sikkim Shri Hishey Lachungpa Rajya Sabha, raised matter of public importance in the Upper House concerning the state’s connectivity. He pressed for the immediate operationalization of Pakyong airport by installing Instrument Landing system and development of Boeing aircraft landing facility in the future.
Later he met the Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports and Minister of State in the Ministry of Minority Affairs of India, Shri Kiran Rijiju and requested for establishing Regional sports training center in Sikkim and special area for games training centers in the West and North districts under the Sports Authority of India. He also requested for home transfer of two coaches from Northeast states.