Sikkim Governor visits Darjeeling HMI

Tuesday, May 21, 2024 07:45 [IST]

Last Update: Tuesday, May 21, 2024 02:10 [IST]

Sikkim Governor visits Darjeeling HMI

GANGTOK,: Sikkim Governor Lakshman Prasad Acharya today paid a visit to Maha Kaal Mandir in Darjeeling to seek blessings from Maha Kaal. During this visit, he offered prayers for the happiness, peace, and prosperity of Sikkim and its people.

The Governor also visited the Japanese Temple and Darjeeling Peace Pagoda, where he offered further prayers.

Subsequently, he visited the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI) in Darjeeling, where he was warmly welcomed. It was followed by a short screening of a documentary featuring a mountaineering expedition, and the Governor was briefed by Group Commander Jai Kishan from HMI.

The Governor applauded the institute's members for their heroic deeds and contributions to the nation and the world. He noted that the HMI museum is a historical treasure, preserving the rich history of mountaineering.

The Governor also paid his respects at Tenzing Sherpa's cemetery, a Raj Bhawan release informs.

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