Sikkim celebrates 48th State Day today; Governor, CM wished citizens of state

Sikkim celebrates its 48th State Day today. It was on 16th May, 1975 that the erstwhile kingdom became part of India as its 22nd state. The state level celebration will be organised at Chintan Bhawan, Gangtok in the presence of governor Lakshman Prasad Acharya and chief minister PS Tamang. The programme will include civilian awards, launch of a multimedia database management system by the IPR department and a public awareness video on mobile village clinics; and release of a book titled Skill Gap Assessment Study of Sikkim by the state skill development department, among other recognitions and initiatives.

Sikkim governor Lakshman Prasad Acharya and chief minister PS Tamang have wished citizens on the State Day. Mr Acharya said that Sikkim’s journey since becoming part of the world’s largest democracy has been remarkable and marked by unprecedented social, economic and cultural development. He urged all to utilise the state’s natural and human resources sensibly to maintain the pace of development. In a message, Mr Tamang said that State Day is an occasion for introspection as to what Sikkim has accomplished and what remains to be achieved.

He highlighted the state’s transformation over the last few decades, milestones across sectors, welfare schemes, the state government’s focus on the health and education sectors, and achievements in the area of cleanliness. He expressed gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and the central government for supporting Sikkim.

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