Freedom fighters’ sacrifices are never to be forgotten: Governor

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Freedom fighters’ sacrifices are never to be forgotten: Governor

GANGTOK, : Governor Ganga Prasad hoisted the national flag at Raj Bhawan complex on August 15 during the 76th Independence Day celebrations. This was followed by singing of national anthem with the Indian Army, ITBP, SSB, and NDRF personnel and Raj Bhawan family.
The welcome address was made by Raj Bhawan secretary Raj Yadav, a press release informs.
During the event, the Governor released patriotic Hindi and Nepali songs written and composed by Shyam Pradhan. There was also melodious presentation of patriotic Nepali song ‘Aahwan’ by Kaushila Chettri. A patriotic dance was also performed by the children of ‘Music in Motion’ dance academy.
In the subsequent phase of the programme, Sangita Rai and Raj Bhawan secretary Raj Yadav enthralled the audience with patriotic songs.
In addition, there was also a felicitation programme for the Indian Army, ITBP, NDRF and SSB personnel for all their selfless contribution towards the country.
The Governor paid tribute to the martyrs and emphasised that sacrifices made by the freedom leaders are never to be forgotten.
In the end, the Governor highlighted on the reality that India has been proving its potentialities and capabilities and growing as super and sustainable nation with all its responsibilities in the domain of education, agriculture, science and technology, literature and various other fields. He urged that each and every citizen should be strongly determined to upgrade the image of our nation to the glorious pinnacle of prosperity and progress.

Sikkim at a Glance

  • Area: 7096 Sq Kms
  • Capital: Gangtok
  • Altitude: 5,840 ft
  • Population: 6.10 Lakhs
  • Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 to over 28,509 ft above sea level
  • Climate:
  • Summer: Min- 13°C - Max 21°C
  • Winter: Min- 0.48°C - Max 13°C
  • Rainfall: 325 cms per annum
  • Language Spoken: Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Tibetan, English, Hindi