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Sikkim Foundation day, the occasion on which it achieved statehood

Sikkim Foundation day, the occasion on which it achieved statehood
Written by Abhishek Rana

Today is the 43th year since Sikkim achieved statehood. It is situated in the Northeast India, close to Bangladesh as it is located the siliguri corridor. It is one of the least populated states of India, and is smaller compared to others in terms of mass area as well. It is known for its natural beauty, with the flora, fauna and the wilderness often being used to attract the tourists. Kanchanjenga, the highest peak in India and the third highest in the entire world also rises from Sikkim. It achieved statehood in 1975, when the Indian army desposed the monarchy.

And, like other states in India, Sikkim is also a highly diverse state, with people who speak a variety of languages, including Sikkimese, Nepali, English, Lepcha, Tamang, Limbu, Rai, Newari, Gurung, Magar and Sunwar. English is taught in each school established in the state. People mostly practice in Hindusim religion, while others are more inclined toward, Vajrayana Buddhism.

Sikkim has taken a step forward in environmental preservation, and has banned plastic and products that are made by Styrofoam. It is also the second largest place in the entire world for the production of spice, second only to Gautmela. It has also achieved to turn its production of crops with organic methods and without the use of harmful chemicals and injections. It is the first state to successfully acquire this change. The beauty of the state is often exalted in photographs and it remains a popular tourist place for people from India and out side the country.

About the author

Abhishek Rana

Since my early childhood, I’ve loved writing, watching movies and having an opinion. Now, I do it professionally. Always looking for new ways to challenge myself.

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