The chief minister has presented the cheque to Press Club of Sikkim president, Joseph Lepcha in the presence of secretary to IPR Department, Namrata Thapa and members of the Press Club of SIkkim.
The financial incentive is being provided to journalists from print, both daily and weekly publications, electronic and social and digital media working on the forefront during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
On the occasion, the chief minister extended his gratitude to the members of the media for their valuable contribution in ensuring timely dissemination of news and information to the general public on COVID-19.
He said that the financial incentive is a small gesture from the Government to express thankfulness towards the media who have been risking their lives in the process of news gathering and dissemination.
He said that media persons working on the field as well as those on the desk are warriors who are continuously rendering their valuable service to society even in these challenging circumstances.
The chief minister expressed that the Government will continue to provide necessary support and encouragement to the media fraternity in the State.
Likewise, Press Club of Sikkim president expressed his gratitude to the chief minister for the kind gesture.
He also congratulated the chief minister for the timely steps taken by the State Government to keep the State free from COVID-19 so far.