SUBJECT : The 19th Organic World Congress today honoured Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling for making Sikkim the 100 percent Organic State in the world.

Chief Minister Pawan Chamling with Union Agriculture minister Radha Mohan Singh at the 19th Organic world Congress function.

Gangtok, November 9, 2017: The 19th Organic World Congress today honoured Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling for making Sikkim the ‘100%’ Organic State’ in the world.

The Chief Minister was invited to attend the 3-day Organic World Congress as guest of honour at the India Expo Centre and Mart at Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, an official release informs.

Union Agriculture minister Radha Mohan Singh handed over the citation and a shawl to Chamling on the occasion. The function was attended by Uttar Pradesh Agriculture minister Surya Pratap Shahi, IFOAM-Organics International president Andre Leu, government officials and a large number of delegates from different parts of the world and farmers across the country.

The 19th Organic World Congress citation points out that Chamling is the first political leader who has successfully made his entire home State fully organic.

“Shri Pawan Chamling is an inspiration for the whole world that Yes, it can be done! Sikkim under the leadership of CM Chamling is a living proof that only ecologically sustainable forms agriculture will provide a secure future for the farmers around the world,” the citation reads.

The Mayor of Geosan County, South Korea, Na Yong Chan, also the president of ALGOA (Asian Local Government Organic Agriculture), was present in the function. He had an interaction with the Chief Minister and met Sikkim delegation. He was inspired by the initiatives of the Sikkim government to become 100% organic. He expressed willingness to extend the working relationship in organic initiatives as well as sign a MoU with Sikkim government with the Geosan County.


Source: Sikkim Express