Guwahati: Ahead of India's Independence Day on August 15, the Sikkim government has decided that this year's Independence Day function will be held at Manan Bhawan in Gangtok in view of the ongoing pandemic scenario and the safety protocols to be followed.
Chief Secretary, S.C Gupta, chaired a meeting on Tuesday to discuss the arrangements to be made for the upcoming State-level Independence Day Celebration.
In the meeting, Principal Secretary, Home, R. Telang, Principal Secretary Health, K. Shrinivasulu, DGP A. Shankar Rao, Heads of Departments, Deputy Commissioner (DC) East, Superintendent of Police (SP) East and senior officers of various line Departments were present.
Chief Secretary Gupta informed that the function will be held on a smaller scale with limited invitees, but with the same zeal, enthusiasm, and nationalistic fervor as is celebrated every year.
It has been reported the event will be streamed live through various digital platforms to reach out to people across Sikkim.
The Chief Secretary directed all concerned departments to complete all necessary arrangements within the stipulated time.
Following the national guidelines on the Independence Day Celebration issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, the Celebration will be held at the State, District, Subdivision, and Panchayat level, duly adhering to all the COVID-19 safety guidelines.