Sikkim observed the 46th Statehood Day on May 16 and on the occasion Chief Minister PS Tamang extended greetings to all the people of the state.

“Today is the day, the people of Sikkim, opted for democracy. From that day onwards, Sikkimese people have contributed to the development, prosperity and integrated with a deep bond with the country. Sikkim has made great strides in the last 45 years and can stand proudly on the map of the country by carrying a divine identity in this vast country. Likewise, I would like to express my special gratitude to all the esteemed governors who have supported the development of Sikkim,” the chief minister said.

“On this occasion, I would like to reiterate our commitment to the integration of our culture, heritage, traditional practices, ethos of oneness as well as improving the living standards of our citizens. With this goal in view, my party, having taken over the reins of the government, shall march forward to restore and rekindle the torch of true democracy. Towards this end, together we shall resolve to overcome all obstacles to reach new heights of a transparent government with priorities for good education and health which are technology-driven,” he added.

Tamang called upon “all for support in the hope to provide timely opportunities for youth, socio-economic parity for women, the time-based education system for students, ease of doing business, technical and financial assistance to farmers, citizen-centric government, fear-free environment for press and media, respect for intellectual civil society.”

“The immediate challenge that is facing us and the world is the COVID-19 which has fazed many a mighty country. I salute all our frontline warriors who have managed to stave off the disease till date. The generosity of the people in this hour of need is unprecedented. Such a possibility could ensue only through wholehearted sincere cooperation amongst us and faith in each other,” he said.

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