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The 45th State Day of Sikkim was observed in a brief function held here at Chintan Bhawan on Saturday.

The function was attended by Governor Ganga Prasad as the chief guest, while chief minister Prem Singh Tamang was present as the guest of honour.

Governor, chief minister and other dignitaries offered garlands and paid rich tribute to the statue of Padma Vibhushan Late Kazi Lhendup Dorji Khangsarpa, the first chief minister of Sikkim.

The 16th day of May is being celebrated as the State Day, the day when Sikkim became the 22nd state of the Indian Union in 1975.

Keeping the present situation of the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing protocol into consideration, this year, the state level function was shortened and restricted to the outdoors.

Sagar Chhetri

Sagar Chhetri is Northeast Now Correspondent in Gangtok. He can be reached at: