Republic Day celebrations in Sikkim will be a low-key affair this year owing to COVID-19 surge in the state.
Republic Day celebration in Sikkim this year will be held at Manan Kendra, instead of Paljor Stadium, where the celebrations are organised usually.
Manan Kendra is a government building in Gangtok – the capital city of Sikkim.
This decision was taken during a meeting which was attended by senior Sikkim government officials, representatives of Army and Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP).
The event will be organised on a smaller scale in compliance with the Covid-19 guidelines, an official statement said.
Moreover, the Republic Day functions, which are to be held in the districts and sub-divisions of the Himalayan state will follow the COVID-19 guidelines.