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Sikkim celebrates 45th State Day

Sikkim celebrates 45th State Day

Saturday 16th May 2020

Sikkim, Today celebrated its 45th State Day which was held at Chintan Bhawan premises in Gangtok. The function was graced by Governor of Sikkim Ganga Prasad as the Chief Guest and Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang as the Guest of Honour.

The function had the presence of Deputy Speaker SLA, Ministers, MLAs, MP Lok Sabha, Mayor GMC, Chief Secretary, DGP, Heads of Departments, and senior officers of the State Government.

After India became independent in 1947, Sikkim continued to enjoy the protectorate status with the republic of India. However, in 1973, anti-royalist riots occurred in the state. The monarch was eventually deposed in 1975. A referendum led to the state joining India. Sikkim was the 22nd state to join Union of India. Sikkim borders three countries namely China, Bhutan and Nepal.

About 35% of the state is covered by the Khangchendzonga National Park. The official languages of Sikkim include Nepali, English, Sikkimese and Lepcha. In 2016, Sikkim became the first fully organic state in the India and also in the world.