46th Statehood Day of Sikkim
- On May 16, 2021, the 46th Statehood Day of Sikkim was celebrated, on this occasion, the Indian Prime Minister greeted the people of the state.
- On this occasion, the Prime Minister said that “This state is blessed with rich natural beauty and is home to warm-hearted people. Sikkim has made great strides in areas like organic farming. Praying for the state’s continuous growth and for the good health of it’s citizens.”
Merger of Sikkim with India
- India became independent in 1947, but earlier Sikkim was not a state of India. It remained an independent nation until 1974, but after the efforts of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, Sikkim merged with India on 26 April 1975 and Sikkim became the 22nd state of the Indian Union in
- In the Constitution, Sikkim was made part of India as a co-state under the 35th Constitutional Amendment. After this, Sikkim was granted full statehood status by the 36th Constitution Amendment.
- Located in the northeastern part of India, it is a mountain state, its capital is Gangtok. It is the first biological state in the world.
- This state has Nepal in the west, Tibet in the northeast, West Bengal in the south and Bhutan in the southeast.
- It is also located close to the Siliguri Corridor in India. This state comes under the Eastern Himalayas. The climate of this region is alpine and subtropical.
- Sikkim is very famous in terms of biodiversity. The ‘Kanchenjunga’ which is the highest peak of India and the third highest peak in the world is located here.
- Sikkim Kanchenjunga National Park is also located; it has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- Sikkim is a major center of tourism in the northeastern region of India because its natural beauty is amazing and political stability is always there.
Source – PIB