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Gangtok/Kolkata: Majitar, a small village nestled in the north Indian state of Sikkim, will host its maiden food and drinks festival in January. It seeks to promote Sikkimese cuisine, beverages and organic products.

The village is surrounded by a picturesque natural landscape, with the river Teesta flowing in the background.

The three-day Majhitar Food and Drink Festival, beginning on January 22, is a winter festival that will bring producers and consumers on the same platform, said creative head Suresh Lama.

“Main highlights of the festival are promotion and marketing of Sikkimese cuisine, drinks and hotels, food-related games, traditions and cultures of Sikkim, art exhibition cum sale, the sale of organic producers,” Lama said.

The organisers expect visitors from the Sikkim Manipal University, located in this village. It has students from across the country. Members of nearby situated companies are also expected apart from the locales.

“We are mainly targeting visitors from among the students of Sikkim Manipal University, multinational companies, locals and people from neighbouring states and countries,” Lama said.

It is being supported by Ugen T Gyatso, state minister of tourism and aviation. The festival hopes to encourage tourism in the north-eastern state of the India.

(With inputs from agencies)

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Sikkim Government Will Integrate Microsoft’s IT Courseware To Spread Digital Literacy

The tie-up would help make the youth future ready.

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The Sikkim government and Microsoft India on Thursday entered into a pact for revamping the state’s education system by enhancing digital literacy and building new age tech capacity among students and faculty in government-run schools.

The MoU was signed between the Human Resource Development Department and the technology major here.

Sikkim HRD Minister R.B. Subba, Additional Chief Secretary HRD G.P. Upadhyaya and Director Education (Advocacy), Microsoft, Vinnie Jauhari were present at the event.

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As part of the collaboration, Microsoft will support the state in integration of IT content in the state board curriculum to build student capacity, usher in school reforms, build teacher capacity as well as enhance digital literacy and digital citizenship.

Subba said the government was partnering with Microsoft India as part of its commitment to harness the power of technology to transform e-governance and core sectors in Sikkim.

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The government will integrate Microsoft’s IT courseware and content in the State board curriculum for classes 6 to 10 and train 100 master trainers on the curriculum at the State Council for Educational Research and Training (SCERT) labs., Pixabay

The tie-up would help make the youth future ready, he said.

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The government will integrate Microsoft’s IT courseware and content in the State board curriculum for classes 6 to 10 and train 100 master trainers on the curriculum at the State Council for Educational Research and Training (SCERT) labs.

Based on the agreement, two schools would be identified and adopted for implementing the plan. (IANS)