Gangtok Times Report
Gangtok, Jan 24
Choden Sherpa and Mary Stella Sherpa from Martam, Bermiok, West Sikkim have been chosen to represent the state of Sikkim to witness the grandiose celebrations of the 70th Indian Republic Day Celebrations at Delhi w.e.f 22nd January to 2nd February 2019.
The Social Justice Empowerment & Welfare Department, Government of Sikkim have Sponsored the participants.
Republic day in India is celebrated every year with pride on 26th January to honor the constitution of India as it came into force on the same day in the year 1950.
Accompanied by Ongdup Lepcha, Research Officer, Tribal Research Institute, Government of Sikkim this Sherpa duo are the special state designated guests of Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India where they are being treated as VIPs during their stay at the capital. The entourage of guests will attend various functions to mark the 70th celebration of Republic day of India including parade show at India Gate. And they will also call on the President, Vice President and Prime Minister of India. Similarly, Mininstry of Tribal Affairs and Minstry of Defence will host a dinner in their honour .