President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday greeted the people of Sikkim on its statehood day.
President Kovind said that the state has set an example before the rest of the country in organic farming and adopting the path of sustainable development. It became the 22nd state of India on May 16, 1975.
“Greetings to the people of Sikkim on Statehood Day. Sikkim has set an example before the rest of the country in organic farming and adopting the path of sustainable development. My best wishes to all the residents for continued growth and prosperity”, Kovind tweeted.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeting the people on its statehood day said they have distinguished themselves in diverse fields and are making rich contributions to national progress.
Modi tweeted, “Statehood Day greetings to my sisters and brothers of Sikkim. The people have distinguished themselves in diverse fields and are making rich contributions to national progress. May the people of the state be blessed with happiness and good health.
The Kingdom of Sikkim was founded by the Namgyal dynasty in the 17th century. It was ruled by Buddhist priest-kings known as the Chogyal. It became a princely state of British India in 1890.
Following Indian independence, the himalayan state continued its protectorate status with the Union of India after 1947, and the Republic of India after 1950. It enjoyed the highest literacy rate and per capita income among Himalayan states.
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