Sikkim celebrates its statehood day today. It marks the day in 1975 when Sikkim transitioned to become the 22nd state of India from being a monarchy earlier.
Greeting people on the occasion, Sikkim governor Ganga Prasad has said that the state has always worked for the country’s development, be it through its organic mission and as a tourist hotspot.
Mr Prasad said that with the central government’s support, Sikkim is committed to building a self-reliant society, women empowerment and public welfare.
He expressed gratitude to frontline workers fighting the pandemic and appealed to citizens to follow Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s message of Dawai Bhi, Kadai Bhi.
AIR correspondent reports, wishing people on the statehood day, Sikkim chief minister PS Tamang said that the state has earned global recognition as a model of development and progress.
Remembering former chief ministers, Mr Tamang said that they contributed to making Sikkim a state defined by peace, unity in diversity and growth.
He stressed on the state government’s commitment to development and highlighted initiatives in areas of health, agriculture, education, tourism, animal husbandry, social security, infrastructure development and e-governance, among other sectors.
He sought everyone’s participation and collective responsibility in these initiatives for holistic development.
Mr Tamang expressed gratitude to frontline warriors for their tireless fight and urged citizens to follow COVID-19 guidelines.
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