Shillong (Meghalaya), May 16 : In celebration of the Foundation Day of Sikkim, a cultural evening was held today at Raj Bhavan Shillong wherein the Governor of Meghalaya, Phagu Chauhan graced the occasion as the Chief Guest, along with the Cabinet Minister, Meghalaya, A L Hek.
The programme was organized by Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) Shillong in collaboration with the Department of Arts and Culture, Government of Meghalaya.
The cultural evening showcased a splendid array of performances that included presentations by Smti Pooja Bareli and her troupe, a sarodvandan by renowned artist, Tarun Kalita and a traditional Khasi dance, Shad Mastieh.
During his address at the event, Commissioner and Secretary to the Governor, Dr B D R Tiwari, enlightened the attendees about the remarkable achievements of Sikkim. He also shared insights into the fascinating history of Sikkim, tracing its journey from being a sovereign kingdom to becoming the 22 nd state of the Indian Union on 16 th May, 1975.
The Governor also planted five fruit tree saplings in the lawn of the Raj Bhavan to mark the occasion.
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