Each year, May 16 is celebrated in India as Sikkim Statehood Day or Sikkim Day. On this day in 1975, Sikkim officially received the status of its statehood under the union of India. This year marks the 46th celebration of Sikkim’s statehood.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday extended greetings to the people of Sikkim on their Statehood Day.
Taking to Twitter, he said that Sikkim has made great strides in areas like organic farming.
"Statehood Day greetings to the people of Sikkim. 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," PM Modi tweeted.
Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu tweeted, "Warm wishes to the people of Sikkim on their Statehood Day. The scenic state has contributed to our national progress on many fronts and shown us the way in leading an organic lifestyle. My best wishes for a healthy and prosperous Sikkim. #SikkimFoundationDay."
Several other leaders including the Union Minister of State (Ind Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region Dr Jitendra Singh, extended their best wishes to the state and its people.
"Greetings to the people of #Sikkim on their Statehood Day. I wish the people of this beautiful State peace, prosperity, progress, and above all, victory over Covid," Singh tweeted.
Here's how other political figures in India greeted the citizens of Sikkim on its Statehood Day.