Gangtok, 12 Apr [IPR]:
The first Preparatory Meeting for preparations of the State Day Celebrations was chaired by Chief Secretary, AK Shrivastava, at the conference hall of Manan Kendra in Gangtok today. The meeting had the presence and participation of Additional Chief Secretary, SC Gupta, along with Heads of Departments, officials and representatives from all the departments involved in the celebration of State Day 2018.
The meeting began with the Chief Secretary establishing the essence of the State Day celebrations and asserted that all the concerned departments must come together towards ensuring that the success of the celebrations of the previous years will be replicated this year too.
The State Day celebrations will be observed at Chintan Bhawan with active participation from all the government officers.
It is informed that the highlight of the State Day celebrations will be the presentation of the LD Kazi Award for Democratic Movement along with other civilian awards.
The event will be marked by vibrant traditional dances and singing of patriotic songs by the students from various schools of Sikkim and the Cultural Affairs & Heritage Department. The general public will also be treated to a cultural programme at MG Marg on the occasion. Important landmarks in and around Gangtok will also be illuminated to mark the occasion.
The Chief Secretary and the Additional Chief Secretary petitioned for active participation of all the concerned departments and allocated individual responsibilities to them. The meeting featured discussions and deliberations on the individual work distribution and the department heads and representatives committed themselves towards guaranteeing the grand success of the State Day Celebration 2018.