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Low key I-Day celebrations

Tuesday, Aug 04, 2020 13:15 [IST]

Last Update: Tuesday, Aug 04, 2020 07:44 [IST]

Low key I-Day celebrations

GANGTOK (IPR): Chief secretary S.C Gupta chaired a meeting today to discuss the arrangements to be made for the upcoming State-level Independence Day celebration.
The meeting was attended by principal secretary, Home, R. Telang, DGP, heads of departments, DC (east), SP(east) and senior officers of various line departments.
Considering the prevailing situation and the safety protocol to be followed, it was decided that the State-level function will be held at MananBhawan, Gangtok. It was decided that the function will be held on a smaller scale with limited invitees, but with the same zeal, enthusiasm and nationalistic fervour as it is celebrated every year.
The event will be streamed live through various digital platforms to reach out to people across the State.
The chief secretary allocated work to all concerned departments with a directive to complete all necessary arrangements within the stipulated time.
As per national guidelines on Independence Day celebration issued by Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, the celebration will be held at the State, district, subdivision and panchayat level, duly adhering to all the Covid-19 safety guidelines.

Sikkim at a Glance

  • Area: 7096 Sq Kms
  • Capital: Gangtok
  • Altitude: 5,840 ft
  • Population: 6.10 Lakhs
  • Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 to over 28,509 ft above sea level
  • Climate:
  • Summer: Min- 13°C - Max 21°C
  • Winter: Min- 0.48°C - Max 13°C
  • Rainfall: 325 cms per annum
  • Language Spoken: Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Tibetan, English, Hindi