Report on Sikkim Day Celebration

 

Annual Day 2018 The College celebrated ‘Sikkim Day’ on 16th February 2018 under the aegis of ‘Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat’. The Sikkim Day celebration kick started the three-day cultural festival of the college ‘Navrang’. Ms. Monalisa Dash, Additional Resident Commissioner, Sikkim House, New Delhi was the Chief Guest. The program began with the ceremonial lamp-lighting followed by Sarasvati Vandana. Thereafter, Dr. Purabi Saikia, the Principal delivered the welcome address and declared the cultural festival open.

A documentary on Sikkim, prepared and presented by the students transported the audience to the lush green and clean environs of Sikkim. It delved into a brief political history of the state and showcased Sikkim as a melting pot of various ethnic, religious and linguistic groups who not only co-exist peacefully, but also live in close harmony with nature. Apart from capturing the breath-taking beauty of Sikkim, the documentary mapped the vibrant eclectic culture, customs, cuisine, climate, art and architecture, flora and fauna, agriculture, horticulture and floriculture of Sikkim. It also offered interesting glimpses into the peaceful, virtually, crime free, gender egalitarian, completely organic, extraordinarily clean and ecologically robust state.

Ms. Dash in her speech, regaled the audience with personal anecdotes about her stay in Sikkim and emphasized that Delhi, and the rest of India, could learn a lot from Sikkim be it the ‘Swacch Bharat’ mission or the ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ campaign. After a brief prize distribution function, Dr. Madhu Bala, Convenor, Cultural Committee delivered the vote of thanks. The programme ended with the audience considerably enriched vis-à-vis Sikkim.

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