Sikkim Statehood Day 2022

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The Prime Minister Narendra Modi has greeted the people of Sikkim on their Statehood Day, 16 May.

  • Sikkim Statehood Day

  • On May 16, 2022, Sikkim officially completed 47 years of becoming a state of India.

  • About Sikkim

  • Location  -  northeastern part of the country 

  • Capital - Gangtok

  • Borders  -  Tibet Autonomous Region of China, Bhutan, West Bengal and Nepal

  • Established  –    as 22nd state of India on 16th May 1975

  • Ruler   -   Namgyal dynasty ruled Sikkim until 1975

  • India’s highest peak and the world’s third highest mountain  – Mount Kanchenjunga lies in Sikkim

  • Rivers  -  Teesta river and its tributaries such as the Rangit, Lhonak, Talung and Lachung.

  • Teesta river tributary - Brahmaputra river

  • Chief Minister  -  Prem Singh Tamang

  • Governor  -  Ganga Prasad

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