QUIZ AND GENERAL KNOWLEDGE ON SIKKIM
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What is the total area of Sikkim in square kms ? 7,096 sq. km
Name the countries with which Sikkim shares its borders. Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet
Name the state with which Sikkim shares its border. West Bengal
Name the district headquarters Sikkim? North -Mangan, South-Namchi, East- Gangtok, West – Gyalshing
Name the third highest mountain in the world Kanchendzonga
Name the major river of Sikkim. Tista
Name the place in the Sikkim which has the lowest altitude. The confluence of Tista and Rangit near Melli at 1100 ft above mean sea level
Lachung chu is the tributary of which river. Tista
Where do the rivers Lachen chu and Lachung chu meet? Chungthang
Ramam chu is the tributary of which river? Rangit
Besides Tista, name one other river that flows out of Sikkim? This river is located in east Sikkim. Di-chu or Jaldhaka river
Name the river that demarcates the boundary between West Bengal and West District of Sikkim. Ramam river
There are two rivers that demarcate the boundary between South District and West Bengal. Tista is one. Name the other. Rangit river
Name the river that demarcates the boundary between South District and East District. Tista
Name three rivers that demarcate the boundary between South and West District. Rangit, Relli and Rungdung
Name the river that demarcates the boundary between South and East District. Tista
Name the river Rathong chu meets to become Rangit river. Relli chu
Name the river that is formed after Tista meets Brahmaputra in Bangladesh. Jamuna
Name the river that meets Rangit at Legship. Kalej Khola
Name the mountain range between Sikkim and Bhutan. Pangola range
Name the mountain range between Nepal and Sikkim. Singelila range
Sikkim also has a plateau. In which district is it located? North District
Name the place where Tista enters West Bengal fully. Triveni or Chittrey near Melli. From Rangpo to Melli, Tista flows between West Bengal and Sikkim
Name the river from which Gangtok derives its drinking water Ratey chu
Name the highest mountain in the West District. Kanchendzonga
Name the big lake at Kupup. Bidan Tso
Name the place where the River Rangit meets River Tista. Chittrey, Melli
Name the place where River Tista and River Rongichu meet. Singtam
In which district is the Lonak valley located. North District
Name the source of River Tista. Cholamu Lake/Khangchung cho/Tista Khangtse
Name the river that you cross when entering Singtam from Rangpo. Rongichu
Name the river that you cross when you enter Sikkim from West Bengal at Rangpo. Rangpo Chu
Name the source of River Rangit. Dud pokhari/Rathong Glacier/ Omecho
Name the river that originates from Menmeisto lake. Rangpo chu
Nathula and Jelepla are on which border of Sikkim? Eastern, Tibet-Sikkim Border
The Chiwabhanjang pass is on which border of Sikkim? Western, Nepal-Sikkim
Chorten Nyimala pass is on which border of Sikkim? Northern, Sikkim-Tibet Border
Name the largest glacier of Sikkim Zemu Glacier
Name the pass that connects the Lashar Valley to the Yumthang valley: Sebula
Name the lake on the Gangtok- Nathula highway. (Tsomgo)Changu Lake
Phurcha-chu(Reshi) and Yumthang have hotsprings. Name the other hotsprings. Taramchu, Yumeysamdong, Ralang(Polot) and Borong
Name the river that flows next to the Yumeysamdong hotspring. Sebu chu
Name the river on the banks of which the Phurchachu hotsprings are located. Rangit river
Name the nearest railway station to Sikkim. Ghoom
Name the four great caves of Sikkim. Larinvigphu,Kadosanphu,Pephu, Dechhenphu. These are located in the North, South, East and West directions of the holy monastery of Tashiding respectively
Name the holy cave adjacent to a hotspring. Kadosangphu
Name the holy cave near to Mount Narsingh and the Relli chu river. Larinyingphu
Name the trijunction of Sikkim, West Bengal & Nepal Toriphule near Phalut
Name the trijunction of Bhutan, Sikkim & Tibet Batangla
Name the trijunction of Sikkim, West Bengal and Bhutan Rachela on Pangola range
Name the trijunction of Sikkim, Nepal and Tibet Jonsang
Name the largest district of Sikkim North District, 4226 sq km
Name the smallest district of Sikkim South District,750sqkm
Name the country with which Sikkim has the longest border.Tibet,220 kms
With which country does Sikkim have the shortest border. Bhutan(approx.33 kms)
Name the highest peak on the eastern border of Sikkim. Paunhri(Lopno Kyangzong)
Name the second highest mountain in Sikkim. Kabru
Name the Peak in Bhutan that you see from Nathula: Chomolhari
Sikkim has four districts. How many administrative sub-divisions does it have? 9
How many states including Sikkim constitute the North East Council? Eight
What do the following local geographical words stand for
Thang: Flat land
Cholamu: The Lake of the Goddess
Why is 9th mile in Sikkim famous.? Because it is a dangerous landslide zone. It is located 9 miles away from Gangtok on the National highway 10
Why has the B2 landslide area on the North Sikkim Highway been given this name? The Bridges on the North Sikkim Highway are called Bridge1(B1), Bridge 2(B2) and so on. The land slide is located close to Bridge 2 (B2) on the Ratey chu river. Hence the name B2 slide.
Name the place in North Sikkim where a massive landslide took place on 11th Sept 1983 killing many.? Manaul
Name the places from where you can drive into Sikkim from West Bengal. Rangpo, Melli, Ramam and Reshi. From Aritar near Rhenock also there is a road that enters a kilometer into West Bengal.
Name the river that you crossto enter into North District if you take the Kabi route.Ratey Chu
Which is the shortest road route between Gangtok and Yoksum? Gangtok-Ravongla-Tashiding-Yoksum
What are the three trekking routes that you can take to reach Tendong? From Damthang, from Parbing and from Samduptse.
Supposing a landslide blocks the road at Changu, what is alternate route that you can take to reach Nathula. Gangtok-Rongli-Kupup-Nathula
If the road between Pelling and Yoksum is blocked because of a landslide, how do you reach Yoksum from Gyalshing? Go via Legship and Tashiding
Name the waterfall that you come across while driving from Tashiding to Yoksum. Fambrong
Total Bermoik is located in South District. In which District is Hee-bermoik located? West District.
Hee-Gyathang is located in Dzongu, North District. Where is Hee-Yangthang located? West District near Dentam
Can you see Darjeeling from Gangtok? Yes you can
Where are the Kanchendzsonga Waterfalls? Between Pelling and Yoksum
Where are the Seven Sister Waterfalls?Between Phensang and Phodong in North Sikkim
Name the river that you cross immediately after Kabi on the way to Phensang. Bakcha chu
In which District are the following places located in a) Jorethang b)Nayabazar c)Legship a)South b)West c) South
Name the river that you cross when you travel between Rorathang and Rhenock. Rangpo chu
Name the river you cross when you travel from East District to North District. Ratey Chu
Tista Stage V is located near Singtam, Where is stage III located? Near Chungtang
Name the river you cross as soon as you leave Nayabazar for Darjeeling. Ramam
Why is it that a temperature of 25 degrees celcius is considered hot in Gangtok wheras cool in Delhi? Because of the high level of humidity in Sikkim that prevents evaporation of sweat from the skin.
Give two reasons why it snows heavily in Srinagar which has an altitude of only 5000 ft whereas it hardly snows at altitudes upto 7000 ft in Sikkim. (a) Srinagar is more towards the North and has a higher latitude b) The Bay of Bengal which is 600 kms away keeps Sikkim relatively warm.
Name some pairs of places in Sikkim that have the same names
Reshi in East District near Rhenock and Reshi in West District near Legship.
Majitar in East District near Rangpo and Majitar in South South near Jorethang
Martam in East District near Rumtek and Martam in West District near Kaluk
Dhupidara in East District near Singtam and Dhupidara in West District near Labdang
HISTORY, POLITICS AND PERSONALITIES
What does Sukhim in Limbu language mean? New House
What does Denjong mean? Valley of Rice
What does”Gahn-toh”(Gangtok) mean? The Hill Top
In whose memory has the White Hall been built? Sir James Claude White
Who was Khye-Bumsa? Bhutia Chieftan
Who was Tetong Tek? Lepcha Chieftan
Name the place where the treaty between the Tetong Tek and Khye-Bumsa was signed. Kabi Longstok
Name the kings of Sikkim with date in chronological order
|Name||Year of Accession||Important events|
|Phuntsog Namgyal (1604 -1670)||1642||Consecrated as the first Chogyal of Sikkim. Established capital at Yoksum.|
|Tensung Namgyal (1644 - 1700)||1670||Capital shifted from Yoksum to Rabdanste
|Chakdor Namgyal (1686 - 1717)||1700||Half sister Pendiongmu tried to snatch throne. Chakdor had to flee to Lhasa but was reinstalledas king with help of the Tibetans.|
|Gyurmed Namgyal ( 1707 - 1734)||1734|
|Namgyal Phuntsog (1733 - 1780)||1734||Nepalis make attacks in Sikkim|
|Tenzing Namgyal (1769 - 1793)||1780|
|Tsugphud Namgyal ( 1785 - 1863)||1793||Capital shifted from Rabdantse to Tumlong. Signing of treaty of Titalia in 1817 between Sikkim and British India in which territories lost to Nepal are resotred to Sikkim. Darjeeling gifted to British. Hostilities between British India and Sikkim and signing of treaty of 1861 in which Darjeeling is annexed to British India|
|Thutob Namgyal (1860 - 1914)||1874||Claude White appointed as the first Political Officer of Sikkim in 1889. Capital shifted from Tumlong to Gangtok in 1894|
|Sidekong Tulku (1879 - 5.12. 14)||2.1914||Oxford educated|
|Tashi Namgyal (26.10.83- 2.12. 63)||5.12.14||Many administrative reforms done.Treaty of 1950 signed between Sikkim and India.|
|Palden T.Namgyal (22.5.23-30.1 82)||2.12.63||Sikkim becomes the twenty second state of India in 1975. Institution of the Chogyal abolished.|
What does the term ‘Chogyal’ mean? King/Maharaja
Name the first Chogyal of Sikkim? Phunstok Namgyal
Where was the first Chogyal of Sikkim crowned and consecrated? Yoksum
What did Latsun Chembo, Sempa Chembo, Rinzing Chembo do at Yoksum? They crowned the first Chogyal of Sikkim
What does Yuksam mean? Meeting place of the three superior ones
Where was the first capital of Sikkim established? Yoksum
Name the Chogyal who ruled the longest Tsudphud Namgyal(1793-1863)
Name the Chogyal who was murdered by his half sister Chakdor Namgyal
Name the Chogyal who shifted the capital from Yoksum to Rabdanste Tensung
Name the Chogyal who shifted the capital from Rabdanste to Tumlong Tsudphud
Name the Chogyal who shifted the capital from Tumlong to Gangtok Thutob
Name the Chogyal who introduced the system of sending one son to the monastery. Chagdor Namgyal
Who was Satrajit? He was Sikkimese General named Chuthup who drove out the Gorkha invaders from Sikkim seventeen times
Name the Limbu chieftan who gave his daughter in marriage to the Second Chogyal of Sikkim Yo Yo Hang
During the almost uninterrupted rule of the Namgyal Dynasty, name the person who self appointed himself as the King of Sikkim. Chindzod Tamding
Name the two Britishers who were imprisoned in Tumlong in 1849? Hooker and Campbell
During the middle of the last century Hooker visited Sikkim. Who was he? Botanist
What were the people who minted coins for the Sikkim Durbar known as? Taksaris
Name the Taksari whose statue is installed at Rangpo Bazar? Chandra bir Taksari
When was the first treaty between Independent India and Chogyal of Sikkim signed? 1950
Name the crown prince who was a pilot and died in a plane crash Paljor Namgyal
In which year was Palden Thondup Namgyal coronated as the Twelfth Chogyal of Sikkim? 4.4.65
What was the maiden name of Gyalmo before she got married to Chogyal Palden Thondup Namgyal? Hope Cooke
Name the book authored by Gyalmo Hope Cook? Time Change
In 1817 a treaty was signed between the British and Nepal by which lands lost by Sikkim to Nepal were restored to Sikkim. Name this Treaty. Treaty of Titalia.
When was Darjeeling gifted to British India? 1835
Who was the first Political officer of Sikkim? James Claude White
Who was the first Governor of Sikkim? B.B. Lal
Who was the first Chief Minister of Sikkim? Kazi Lendup Dorjee
In 1884,Colman Macaulay visited Sikkim to explore the possibility of a trade route between Sikkim and Tibet.Which area did he wish this route to go through ? The Lachen Valley/Thangu Valley
When was the Galing Treaty signed ? It was signed secretly between Sikkim and Tibet in 1886 at Galing in Tibet. It stipulated that Sikkim would be under the control of Tibet and China and that foreigners would not be permitted to cross the Sikkim Tibet border.
In which year did the British clash with the Tibetans on the Eastern border of Sikkim? 1888
Name the Viceroy who visited Sikkim. Lord Linlithgow in 1940
When did Lady Mountbatten the wife of the Viceroy of India visit Sikkim? In August 1947
During the reign of which Chogyal was postal mail attempted to be sent by rockets to Sarmasa, Ranipul and Rumtek? Tashi Namgyal in the 1930s
Name the place where a war memorial was constructed by the British in memory of soldiers who died in clashes with the Tibetans. Gnathang
What do you understand by the terms Jharlangi, Bhethi, Kuruwa and Khalo Bhari?
Jharlangi was the system of unpaid labour recruited by the Government for the purpose of construction of road and bridges. The British expeditions resorted to Jharlangi extensively. Bhethi was the system of each household providing unpaid labour to Mandals and Kazis for a fixed number of days in a year. Kuruwa was again a type of labour conscripted to carry the luggage of Government officials passing through the villages. Khalo Bhari, as its name implies, were goods that were packed in black tarpaulin to be illegally exported to Tibet
What were adhiadars and kutdars? Adhiadars were engaged to cultivate on condition that they rendered half their produce to the owner; kutdars wee engaged to cultivate on condition that they rendered a stipulated amount of crops to the owner
Name the first Indian Political Officer of Sikkim. Harishwar Dayal
What does Sidlon mean? Dewan or Prime Minister
Who was the first Dewan of Sikkim? John Lall
When was the Tripartite Agreement between the Government of India,the Chogyal and the political parties aiming at one man one vote signed? 8th May 1973
When did the first hydel project become operational?
It was located at Ranikhola below present day Sichey Busty. Having a capacity of 50 KW, it became functional on 27th May 1927. It’s sub-station was located at STNM Hospital.
Where was Pawan Chamling born? Yangang
Name the Sikkimese who was awarded the Victoria Cross during the Second World War for showing exceptional bravery on the Burma Front. Ganju Lama
In the erstwhile kingdom of Sikkim, what was the name of the higest medal/award? Dorjee Pema
What is the highest civilian award in Sikkim? Sikkim Ratna
Who was the Chief Minister of first popular government formed in 1949? Tashi Tsering
In which year the Sikkim State Council was constituted?- In 1953
What was the total strength of first Sikkim State Council?- 17 members (12 elected and 5 nominated)
In which year the 2nd Sikkim Council’s election was held? – 1958
What was the the total member of 2nd Sikkim State Council? 20 members.
In which year the Sangha seats in Sikkim was created?- In 1958
Name the Proclamation that created a Sangha seat in Sikkim? – The Royal Proclamation of 1958
In which year the 3rd election to Sikkim State Council was held ? 1967 When the 4th election to Sikkim State Council was held ? In 1970 Name the Political Party that won got elected in the Assembly election of 1985 ? Sikkim Sangram Parishasd.
Name the only plainsman who got elected in Assembly election of 1985 ? Balchand Sarda
When were the general elections during the merger and the post merger period held and name the parties which were returned to power? 1st – 1974 Sikkim Congress, 2nd -1979 – Sikkim Jananta Parisad later renamed Sikkim Pradesh Congress, 3rd – 1984 Sikkim Sangram Parisad, 4th – 1989 Sikkim Sangram Parisad, 5th – 1994 Sikkim Democratic Front 6th-1999 Sikkim Democratic Front 7th – 2004-Sikkim Democratic Front, 8th-2009 Sikkim Democratic Front 9th – 2014
Name the Political Officers of Sikkim in chronological order.
James Claude White 1889
Charles Bell 1905
O’Connor, Bailey, Campbell, Weir, Gould Macdonald, Williamson, Hopkinson, Richardson, Ludlow, Sherrif, Dhondup, Rivett-Carnac, Fletcher, Russell, Hailey, Battye, Sakerr, Kennedy, Vance, Worth, Sinclair, Gloyne, Davis, Mainprice, Flinch, Dark, Thornburgh and Robins served as Political Officers for about an year each.
Harishwar Dayal 1947
Appa B. Pant 1951
Indrajit Bahadur Singh 1960
V.H. Coelho 1966
N.B. Menon 1968
K.S. Bajpai 1971
B. Singh 1972
Gurbachan Singh 1973
What did the 35th Amendment of the Constitution of India passed on 5th Sept. 74 aim at? It made Sikkim an Associate State of India
When did Sikkim become an Associate State of India? 4.9.74
When did Sikkim become a full-fledged State of India? Sikkim became a full fledged state of India with the passing of the 36th Amendment on 26th April 1975. The formal merger took place on 16th May 1975.
What did the 36th Amendment of the Constitution of India passed on 26th April 75 aim at? It made Sikkim the 22nd State of India.The formal merger took place on 16 th May 1975
When was the referendum seeking the full merger of Sikkim with India held? 14 th Apr’75
What was the aim of the Representation of the People (Ordinance), 1979? It withdrew the reservation of seats for the Nepali community
What was the title given to the person who minted coins for Sikkim? Taksari
Name the first Bank that was opened in 1899 at Gangtok. This bank was also the official bank of the Sikkim Durbar. Jetmull and Bhojraj
Name the metal that was mined extensively in Pacheykhani and the Rateypani areas of Sikkim during the second half of the 19 th century. Copper
What is the importance of the treaty of 1861?
Sikkim resorted to making attacks into British territories and kidnapping British subjects and it was in November 1860 that the British sent an expeditionary force to Sikkim. This force was driven back from Rinchenpong in Sikkim. A stronger force was sent in 1861 under the command of Colonel J.C. Gawler that resulted in a showdown and the signing of a treaty between the British and Sikkimese the same year. This treaty signed by Ashley Eden and Sidekong Namggyal on 28th March 1861 cancelled all the previous treaties signed between Britain and Sikkim and Sikkimese territories in occupation by British India were restored to Sikkim. After the signing of this treaty, the Raja of Sikkim came to be known as Maharajah.
When did Col. Younghusband lead an Expedition to Lhasa? 1903-04
Name the place where about 500 Tibetans were massacared by the Army led by Younghusband. Chumik Shenko near Gyanste
What is the significance of the Anglo Chinese Convention?
Alarmed by the defeat of the Tibetans and apprehending that they would lose influence over Tibet, the Chinese began negotiations with the British that finally resulted in the signing of the Anglo-Chinese convention on 17th March 1890.
What is the Lhasa Convention?
The treaty dictated by Younghusband on Tibet on 7th September 1904. is known as the Lhasa Convention. The treaty secured monopoly trading privileges in Tibet for the British. Tibet agreed to adhere by the Anglo-Chinese Convention of 1890 and to recognise the border between Sikkim and Tibet.
There is a memorial at Nathula pass to honour the approximately 100 Indian soldiers who died fighting a battle with the Chinese. When did this battle take place? September 1967
When was trade through Nathula restored after 44 years 6th July 2006
What does the Nehru stone at Nathula pass signify? It signifies the visit of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru to Nathula in 1958
What was real name of Pagla Dewan the minister of Maharaj Tsugphud Namgyal? Dunyar Tokhang Namgyal
Name the Dewans of Sikkim in chronological order.
- Harishdwar Dayal- He was political officer but later taken into administration as Dewan on 06.06.1941 but was again revereted as political officer.
- J.S. Lall 11.08.1949
- Nari Kaikhosru Rustomji 1954.
- Baleshwar Prasad 22.8.1959 was called the Principal Administrative Officer
- R.N. Haldipur 1962 was called the Principal Administrative Officer
- I.S. Chopra 1969 was called the Sidlon
Who was the first Lok Sahba member from Sikkim? S.K. Rai
Who was the first Rajya Sabha member from Sikkim? L. S. Saring
Who wrote and complied the book ” The Gazzetter of Sikkim” H.H. Risley
Where did the Gangtok Bazar exist before it was shifted to the present day M.G. Marg? The Ridge between the Palace Gate and White Hall. It was known as the Sadar Bazar.
How many members constitute the Sikkim Legislative Assembly? 32
What number constitutes simple majority in the Sikkim Legislative Assembly? 17
What number consititutes two third majority in the Sikkim Assembly? 23
How many members represent Sikkim in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha? 1 each
When was Governor’s rule imposed in Sikkim? From 18th Aug 79 to 17 Oct. 79 and from 25th May 84 to 8th March 85
List out the names of theGovernors of Sikkim
- B.B. Lal (15th May 1975- 9th Sept.1981)
- Homi J.H. Taleyar Khan (10th January 1981 – 17th June 1984)
- Kona Prabhakara Rao ( 18th June 1984 – 30th May 1985)
- Bishma Narayan Singh ( 31st May 1985 – 20th Nov. 1985)
- T.V. Rajeshwar ( 21st Nov.1985 – 1st march 1989)
- S.K. Bhatnagar (2nd March 1989- 7th Feb 1990)
- Admiral R.H. Tahiliani (8th Feb 1990 – 20th Sept. 1994)
- P. Shiva Shanker (21st Sept 1994- 11th Nov. 1995)
- K.V. Raghunatha Reddy (12th Nov 1995 – 9th March 1996)
- Chaudhari Randhir Singh ( 10th March 1996 – 17th May 2001)
- Kidar Nath Sahani ( 18th May 2001 – 25.Oct .2002)
- V. Rama Rao (26.10.2002-25.10.2007)
- R.S. Gaval (13.7.2006-12.8.2006)
- .Sudharsan Agarwal (26.10.2007- 8.07.2007)
- B.P. Singh (9.07.08- 19.7.2013)
- Shriniwas Dadasaheb Patil (20.7.2013-
Give the name of Chief Ministers of Sikkim in chronological order.
- Kazi L. D. Khangasharpa 23rd July 1974 (under Associate State and then from 16th May 1975 to 18th August 1979
- N.B. Bhandari (18th October 1979 – 11th May 1984).
- B.B. Gurung (11th May 1984 – 25th May 1984)
- N.B. Bhandari (8th March 1985 to 1990)
- N.B. Bhandari (1989 to 17th May 1994)
- Sancha Man Limboo (18th May 1994 – 13th December 1994)
- Pawan Chamling (14th December 1994 – 11th October 1999)
- Pawan Chamling (12th October 1999 – March 2004).
- Pawan Chamling (15th May 2004 – 2014)
- Pawan Chamling (June 2014- )
Give the names of MPs of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha from Sikkim
- Son Kumar Rai (4th Dec1975- 5th Lok Sabha, nominated)
- Chatra Bahadur Katwal (22nd Feb 77- 6th Lok Sabha, uncontested).
- Pahal Man Subba (1st Mar 1980-7th Lok Sabha).
- Nar Bahadur Bhandari ( 23rd Dec 1984- 8th Lok Sabha).
- Dil Kumari Bhandari ( 1st Apr 1985- 8th Lok Sabha)
- Nandu Thapa (26th Nov. 1989- 9th Lok sabha)
- Dil Kumari Bhandari (20th May 1991- 10th Lok Sabha).
- Bhim Dahal ( 16th Feb 1996- 12th Lok Sabha).
- Bhim Dahal (16th Feb 1998- 12th Lok Sabha).
- Bhim Dahal ( 3rd Oct 1999- 13th Lok sabha).
- Nakul Rai ( 20th May 2004 -14th Lok Sabha
- P.D. Rai (22nd May 2009 – 15th Lok Sabha
- P.D. Rai (May 2014-
- Leonard Solomon Saring ( 29th Nov. 1975)
- Leonard Solomon Saring ( 22nd Sept 1981).
- Kesang Namgyal Paljor ( 26th Sept 1987).
- Karma Tenzing Tobden (23rd March 1988).
- Karma Tenzing Tobden (17th Feb 1994).
- Kalzang Gyatsho Bhutia ( 13th Jan 2000).
- Palden T. Gyamtso (11th Sept. 2000).
- OT Lepcha (2006-Jan 2012)
- Hisey Lacchungpa (Jan 2012-
When was Nepali recognised as an official language and included in the Eight Schedule of the Constitution? 20th August 1992 with the 71st constitution amendment Bill
What is Revenue Order No 1.?Under this order of 1917, land belonging to Bhutias and Lepchas cannot be sold to other communities.
Name the first woman MLA of Sikkim. Hem Lata Chettri
Name the first speaker of Sikkim. Chatur Singh Rai
Name the first woman speaker of Sikkim. Kalawati Subba
What does Mintogang mean? Blossomed crowned hill-top
Which Department of the Government of Sikkim is concerned with Monasteries and religious affairs? Ecclesiastical Department. This Department is unique to Sikkim
Who wrote the book ‘The Sikkim Saga’ ? B.S. Das
Name the great Nepali writer who translated the Ramayana to Nepali Bhanu Bhakta
Who was the first Chief Secretary of Sikkim? T.D. Densepa
Name the author who wrote “Sikkim- A Himalayan Tragedy” Nari K Rustomji
Who was Fakir Chand Jali? He was the first Chief Engineer of Sikkim and built roads, bridges, buildings and power stations in Sikkim. He was conferred the title of Rai Bahadur Sahib. He came to Sikkim in 1911 as a draughtsman and rose to the rank of Chief Engineer.
Name the 12 ST/BL reserved constituencies of SLA. – Yoksam- Tashiding / Rinchenpong / Daramdin / Barfung / Tumen – Lingi/ Gyathang –Machong / Martam- Rumtek/ Gangtok/ Syari/ Kabi – Lungchok / Dzongu / Lachen- Mangan.
Who was the Chief Minister of first popular government formed in 1949? – Tashi Tsering
Name the Panchyat Act that had abolishes the Chhodu System of Dzongu. – Sikkim Panchayat Act 1965
In which year the first Panchayat election was held? – In 1951
When were the second and third panchayat elections held before ?- In 1966 and 1968
When were the panchayat elections held after merger to India ? – In 1976, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1997, 2002, 2007& 2012.
The reservation of seats to women, SC and ST in pachayats were provided by which Act. – Sikkim Panchayat Act 1993.
Which Panchayat Act has raised the reservation of seats of women from 33 to 40 per cent ? – Sikkim Panchayat (Amendment) Act 2007.
Which Panchayat Act has allowed the Limbu and Tamang communities to contest the panchayat election from ST reserved seats ? – Sikkim Panchayat (Amendment) Act 2007.
When was the State Planning Commission set up in Sikkim? On 8th May 2001.
Who is the Chairman State Planning Commission of Sikkim ? Chief Minister of Sikkim.
When was the reserved and khasmal forest in Sikkim demarcated ? In 1902 and 1905.
In which year the Sikkim State Council was constituted? In 1953 What was the total strength of first Sikkim State Council?- 17 members (12 elected and 5 nominated)
Name the Proclamation and the year that created a Sangha seat in Sikkim? – The Royal Proclamation of 1958
In which year the Sikkim State Congress was formed? In 1947
The Sikkim state congress was formed by merging three political organizations. Give the name of organizations? Parja Sudharak Samaj, praja sammelan and praja Mandal
Who were the founders of Praja Sudharak Samaj? Tashi Tsering & Sonam Tsering
Name the founders of Praja Sammelan. Gobardhan Pradhan & Dhan Bahadur Tewari
Who were the founders of Praja Mandal? Kazi Lhendup Dorji Khangsarpa
Who was the president of Sikkim state Congress? Tashi Tsering
When was Sikkim National party formed? In 1948
When was Swatantra Dal formed? In 1958
In which year the scheduled caste Leagus was formed? In 1958
When was Sikkim National Congress formed? In 1960
Who was the president of Sikkim National Congress? Kazi Lhendup Dorji Khangsarpa
In which year the Sikkim Independent front was formed? In 1966
Who was the founder of Sikkim Independent front? Mrs Ruth Karthak Lepchani
When was Sikkim Janta Party formed? In 1970
Who was the founder of Sikkim janta party? L.B. Basnet
When was Sikkim janta congress formed? October 1972
When was Sikkim congress formed? February 1973
In which year the Sikkim congress merged with Indian National congress? In December 1975
When Sikkim party, later renamed as Sikkim Janta parished was formed? On 22nd March 1977
Who was the founder of Sikkim Janta Parished? N.B. Bhandari
When was Sikkim Congress (Revolutionary) formed? In September 1979
Who was the founder of Sikkim congress (Revolutionary) party? R.C. Poudyal
In which year the Himali Congress was formed? In 1983
When was Sikkim United Council formed? In June 1983
Who was the President of Sikkim United Council? Kazi Lhendup Dorji Khangsarpa
When was the Gorkha League formed? In 1984
Who was the founder of the Gorkha League? N.B. Khatiwada
In which year the Sikkim Sangram Parished was formed? In 1984
Who was the president of Sikkim Sangram parsihed? N.B. Bhandari
When was Sikkim Democratic front formed? In 1992
When was Sikkim Himali Rajya parsihed formed? In 2002
How may languages in Sikkim are declard as State Languages? – 11 Languages.
Name the Act that made the Rai, Newar, Gurung , Manger, Sherpa, Sunuwar and Tamang languages as the state language of Sikkim. – Sikkim Offical Languages (Amendment) Act 1995.
Name the Municipality Act that created three – tier municipality in Sikkim. – Sikkim the Municipality Act,2007.
Name the three-tier municipality established in Sikkim ? – Municipal Corporation, Municipal Council and Nagar Panchayat.
Name the only Municipal Corportaion of Sikkim.- Gangtok Municipal Corporation.
Name the only Municipal Council of Sikkim. – Namchi Municipal Council.
Name the five Nagare Panchayats created recently in Sikkim. Singtam Nagar Panchayat, Rangpoo Nagar Panchayat, Jorethang Nagar Panchayat, Geyzing Nagar Panchayat and Mangan Nagar Panchayat.
When was first election of three-tier municipality in Sikkim was held on …… –27.04.2010
Where will you find the Tibetan words Kham Sum Wangdi meaning “Conqueror of Three worlds” written? Official emblem of the Government of Sikkim
Name the oldest school in Sikkim. Sang Senior Secondary School initially established as a Missionary school in 1880
The Statues of Unity installed at MG Marg, Gangtok depicts the figures of three historical figures. Two of them are Thetong Tek and his wife Ngo-kong-ngol. Who is the third figure? Khye Bumsa
Whose statue exists in the lawn of the Sikkim Legislative AssemblyBuilding? Dr Ambedkar
Whose statue was installed at the Chintan Bhawan on 16th May 2008? L.D. Kazi
Opposite Hanuman Tok is a cremation ground. What is it known as? Royal Cremation Ground, Lukshyama
Name the Department that looks after Disaster Management. The Land Revenue and Disaster Management Department.
Name the Department unique to Sikkim that looks after the religious affairs. Ecclesiastical Department
What is the erstwhile Lal Bazar known as presently? Kanchendzonga Shopping Complex
Name the French explorer and writer who was gifted a bronze statue by Chogyal Sidkeong Tulku. The statue was later returned to Phodong Monastery. Madame Alexandra David Neel.
Victoria Cross Ganju Lama’s name was mis-spelt during his enlistment. What was his real name? Gyamtso Shandarpa
What is the original name of Danny Denzongpa? Tshering Phinstog Denzongpa.
In 1967 a superhit Hindi movie starring Dev Anand was shot in Sikkim. Name it. Jewel Thief
Who is the author of the book ‘Perennial Dreams’? Pawan Chamling
Name the university which conferred the honorary doctorate degree to Pawan Chamling. Manipal University
In 1999, Pawan Chamling was awarded the Best Environmental CM by which presitigous organisation? Centre for Science and Environment
In the late 1950s a ropeway was built between Gangok and which place? Thegu Before Nathula
The Sikkim Police was born after the first Police station was established at Aritar, near Rhenock. When was this? 27th Nov 1897
Name three Sikkimese who have been awarded the Arjuna award. Sonam Sonam Gyatso for mountaineering, Baichung Bhutia for football and Jaslall Pradhan for boxing, Tarun Deep Rai for archery
Name the first Sikkimese to reach the summit of Everest? Sonam Gyatso in 1965
Name the first women to climb Mount Everest. Phul Maya Tamang and Yangdi Sherpa. They reached the summit on 22 May 2008
Name the various expeditions to the Mount Kanchendzonga
First Attempt led by Crowley 1905 from the Nepal side; Second Attempt by E.F. Farmer Solo attempt 1929 Nepal side; Third Attempt Paul Bauer 1929 from Sikkim Side;Fourth attempt Dyrenfurth 1930 Nepal side; Fifth attempt Paul Bauer 1931 from Sikkim side; Sixth attempt first successful attempt Charles Evan (team leader and climbed by George Band and Joe Brown1955 from Nepal Side; Seventh attempt (successful) led by Col Kumar and climbed by Prem Chand 1977 from Sikkim side
How did Frey Peak in West Sikkim get its name? After George Frey Mountaineer who fell and died on this peak during a pre-Everest Expedition in 1950. Tenzing Norgay was also on this expedition
Name the Sikkimese who represented India in archery in the Athens Olympics 2004 Mandeep Rai
Name the Sikkimese who was awarded the Arjuna Award in 2006?
Tarun Deep Rai for Archery
Name Sikkimese who have be awarded the second highest civilian award of India the Padma Vibhusan. Chogyal Palden Thondup Namgyal(1954) Kazi Lendup Dorejee
Name the Sikkimese who have been awarded the Padma Bhusan? Sonam Gyasto, the mountaineer;
Name the Sikkimese who have been awarded the Padma Shree? Sonam Gyasto, the mountaineer; G.S. Lama the poet, Danny Denzongpa the actor, Bhaichung the footballer, Sonam Tshering Lepcha, Keepu Lepcha, Norden Tshering Bhutia,Kedar Gurung.
Name the recceipt of the Ashok Chakra from Sikkim.Sahid Sanjog Chettri
Who is known as the Tinkitam Express?Bhaichung Bhutia
Name the TV serials and films directed by Sikkimese Film Director Ugyen Choppel. Ajnabi (TV serial) Saino, Trishna, Nepali Babu and Badal Paree
What was the old name of Sonam Gyasto Road in Gangtok? Tibet Road
Who coined the slogan “Apno Gaon Afia banao”? Pawan Chamling
What was the old name of Sonam Tshering Road in Gangtok? Kazi Road
Name the organisation that first introduced computers in Sikkim? Sikkim Police. Paybill software was implemented for the entire organisation in 1988.
What is the finger of Sikkim and why is it famous. It is fiinger like area of Sikkim that juts into China. In 2008, it was a lot in the news because of incursions by the Chinese.
In 2006, the 27th Nov commmittee was constituted by Government employees. Which rule was it concerned with? Rule 4(4) of Establishment Department
CULTURE AND TRADITIONS
What do Lepchas call Sikkim?
Ney-Mel-Renjyong-Lyang which means sacred place inhabited by honest and peace loving people
What does Boongthing mean? Boong means mouth and Athing means good orator. They are Lepcha priests.
Who are Muns? Muns are Lepcha priestresses.
Where was the Sikkim’s equivalent of the Tower of Babel built by the Lepchas? Daramdin near Sombaria
Rom, Itbumoo & Tamsang Thing are the dieties of which community? Lepcha
Where is the Lepcha museum located? Daramdin
In Lepcha what is the naming cermony of newly born babies known as? It is known as Tungbong Faat
What is the name of the traditional Lepcha Panchayat? Chhodu
Who is said to have invented the Lepchas script ? Lord Tamsang Thing
What is the Lepcha festival marking the New Year known as? Namsoong
What does “Tendong Lho Rum Faat” mean? Worship of Tendong
Which mountain is worshipped during the “CHYU RUM FAT” ceremony of the Lepchas? Kanchendzonga
Kirats (Rais, Limboos etc.)
What does Kirat mean?
Kirat Means Hunter of pigs or boars (Kir stands for pig or boar)
Name some Kirat communitiesRai, Limboo
What are the Rai witch doctors known as? Mangpas
To which Community is the occasion of ‘Sakewa’ associated with? Rai
What does the Rai festival Sakewa mean? It means whole hearted offering to invoke the blessing of goddess Chandi during the planting season.
What are the dances performed during Sakewa known as?Silis
Name the 3 stones which are placed in front of the hearth called Samkha?Suptulang, Taralung and Shankalung
What is Mundum?
Mundum are the traditional folklores and unwritten holy scriptures of the Kirats chanted in the poetic form.
What is the pot used to make offering during Sakewa known as? Wabuk or Salawa made of fruit of a dried plant
What is Hongken?Drum popularly used during Sakewa festival
What is the Omadar or Dhulay Puja? Omadar Puja is a week long puja performed by Rais during full moon (Vaishakhi Purnima)
What dish is prepared out of chicken feathers by the Rai Community? Wachipa
What is a more common name for the Yakthumbas ? Limbus
What is a Subba Limbu witch doctor known as? Yehba
Why is Teyongsi Sirijunga Sawan Tongnam celebrated? To mark the birth anniversary of the Limbu god Sirijunga
What is the animist religion of the Limboos known as?
It is known as Yumasa Myoor Yumaism.
Who wrote the Limboo script? Srijunga
What are the Cymbals and Bells used by the Limboo priests known as?
They are known as Soyeng and Ponghe
Chyap Brung or Kongsing Kay is a traditional musical instrument in the shape of large Dholak(Drum). Which Nepali community is it associated with? Limbu/Subba
Yuma Shamma, Sri Janga and Tagyera Powa are the dieties of which community? Limbu
What is a Tungeba?It is a single stringed musical insturment and made of a piece of bamboo and a large dried hollow gourd.
What is Udung? It is a Sarangi or violin
What is Binayo? It is musical instrument made of bamboo chips
What is Murchuynga? Murchunga is a musical instrumentis made of iron piece played by keeping it between the teeth.
What is Soya Matchi? It is a type of pickle
What is Thi? It is a home made intoxicating beverage.
Who is a Yuma Sam? Yuma Sam is a Lemboo female priestess
The Lepchases during the old days used the root of which plant for poisoning the arrowhead for hunting purpose? Aconite (Aconitum spicatum to be more specific.)
What is Sang Sang?
Sang Sang is a combination of Millet beer in a wooden container with a pipe and eight pieces of meat that is kept on the altar during Puja.
Where is the Siri Junga Manghim located? Hee Bermoik
Where is the Rodhu Khim of the Kirat Khamu Rai located? At Baiguney
What is Palam?
Palam is an introductory song sung by the Limmboos before a dance.
According to the Limboo religion what are the eighteen worlds or Loks?
They are Sangram Pedang Den, Sang-Sang Den, Mang Khoma Den, Sey-sywa Den, Sunaing Tong Den, Muthang Khara Den, Torong Tangson Den, Samyukna Den, Iksading Khamdek Den, Khambongba Lungbongba Yukna Den, Muroplung Kheroplung Den, Muguplung Theguplung Den, Murupli Kherupli Den, Mujingna Kheyonna Den, Musekha Sekhana Den, Tungutlung Haralung Den, Sumbadoma Lekwadoma Den, and Khemding Yogsong Den
Bhutias and Buddhism
What are “Thankas”? Religious scrolls
“Saga Dawa” signifies three important incidents that occured in the life of Lord Buddha. One was his birth, the other attainment of Nirvana. What was the third one? Gaining Enlightment
What are roadside holy walls with mantras engraved on them known as? Medangs
What is ceremony of airing and sunning of the belongings and relics of the Latsun Chembo at Tholung Monastery known as? Kamsel
What does Dalai Lama Mean? Ocean of Wisdom
What does the festival “Losar” signify? Tibetan New Year
Name the Buddhist festival that symbolises the Descent of Buddha from the heaven of the thirty three gods after visiting his mother. Lhabab Dhuechen
What does the festival “Phang Labsol” signify? Worship of the Snowy Range to.mark the signing of the treaty of brotherhood between Lepchas and Bhutias
What are “Chaams”? Religious masked dances
What are Gyalsten, Sernya, Pema, Palbheu & Choekyi Khorlo also popularly known as in English? Eight Lucky signs
What do the eight spokes in the Wheel of Dharma stand for? Eight fold paths
What does “Bodhisattvas” mean? Buddha in the making
What does Shambhala mean? Shangrila,paradise in the North
Where is the festival of “Bhumchu” held? Tashiding Monastery
From which river is the water for the Bhumchu used? Rathong Chu
What does festival of “Drukpa Teshi” signify? The first preaching of Buddha to his five disciples
Who was the founder of the Nyingmapa Sect? Guru Padmasambva
Name the Buddhist Diety of Knowledge. Manjushri
Who was the founder of the Gelugpa Sect? Tsongkhapa
Four of the five parts of a Chorten are Earth, water, air, ether. Which is the fifth one? Fire
What dance is performed annually in honour of the Eight Buddhist Dieties? Kagyet Dance
In the Lachen and Lachung valleys of North Sikkim a unique traditional system of administration is still operational. In this, the village headman is called the “Pipon”.
What is this system known as? Dzomsa
How does the Dzumsa system differ from the Panchayat? Dzumsa has a tenure of one to two years whereas Panchayat a tenure of four to five years. In the Dzumsa the Pipon is always a male.
Name the five treasures that are housed in the Kanchendzonga
The Five Treasures are said to be Chai Dzu (Salt), Shar-Dhan-Ngul-ki-Dzu (Gold and Silver), Du-Dhan-MenkiDzue (Medicine and grain), Kokchen-Ki-Dzu (Weapons) and Chue-Ki-Dzu (Scriptures).
What is Shanag? Black hat dance
What is Hdur chaam? The skeleton dance
What is Shawa Chaam? Stag Dance
What does Shanag (Black Hat dance) signify? It celebrates the killing of the antiBuddhist King Langdarma of the Yarlung dynasty by a monk.
Who was the monk who killed King Langdarma? Pelkyi Dorjee
Who is Dorjee Lopen? Head Lama of a monastery
Who is Rolpon? Music conductor directing the Chaam
What are four Noble Truths?
- Existence of Sorrow2. Cause of Sorrow 3. Cessationof Sorrow 4. Ways which lead to the cessationof sorrow
What are the Eight Fold Paths of Buddhism?
- Right Understanding 2. Right Thought 3. Right Speech 4. Right Actions 5.Right livelihood 6.Right Effort 7. Right Mindfulness 8. Right Concentration
Why is Guru Rinpoche’s Trungkar Tsechu celebrated? To mark the birth anniversary of Guru Rinpoche
Where was Gurupadmasambva born? Swat Valley in Pakistan
What are rolmos and silnyen? Cymbals
What are nga chen? Drums
What is phurpa? Dagger
What is chaamgo? Dress worn by the dancers during chaams
What is Lham? Boots made of colourful cloth
Gutor and Kagyed precedes which Sikkimese festival? Losoong
What is the first day of the eleventh month marking the beginning of Losoong known as?Tseche Tchi
What are the sixth or seventh day of Losoong known as? Nyempa Guxzom
What is the significance of Nyempa Guzom? It is considered as the day on which the nine bad spirits met.
What is the difference between Losoong and Losar? Losoong marks the end of the harvest eason and hapens during the end of the Tibetan Year. Losar is the beginning of the Tibetan New Year.
What is Kutse Shegu? 49th day death ceremony of the Buddhists
What is the traditional name for the jester who also controls the crowd during Buddhist “Chaams”? Atchar
The Bhutia horoscope is named after animals and unlike other horoscopes it is based upon a cycle of years rather than months. How many years does it take to complete one cycle? Twelve
Name the 3 animals at the centre of the Wheel of Life. Pig, Cock and Snake
What does the the intermediate circle of the Wheel of Life represent? It represents the five worlds after death
What does the outermost circle of the Wheel of life represent? It represents the 12 phases of life.
What are “Kagyur” and “Tangur” of Buddhists? They are the sacred, holy books
Name the monastery in North Sikkim where the relics belonging to Latsun Chembo are shown to the public once in three years. Tholoung Gompa. The next time this will be done will be in March-April 2009.
HH the Dalai Lama performed an important religious ceremony at Gangtok in March/April 1993. What was this ceremony? Kalchakra puja
What is the English translation of the mantra ‘Om Mani Padme Hum’? Hail Lotus in the Jewel
What is Rolchaam? Dance of Cymbals
What is Tshamche chaam? Animal headed mask dance
What is Shyak? Dance of horned animals
What is Namding? Dance of the winged animals
What is a Sheda? It is a monastic college. Nygnimpa Institute of Higher Studies in Gangtok is one Sheda in Sikkim. It is affliated to a university in Banaras.
The Government has banned Sherbung for other than religious personalities? What is it? Sherbung is religious reception given to high ranking monk. It had started being misused for political leaders and others
Name the Rimpoche under whose supervision the Phurba Chorten near Tibetology was built? Trul-shi Rimpoche
In November 2008 a Thai delegation of monks handed over Buddha’s Relics for which project in Sikkim? The Sakya Muni Project at Rabong
What is the nine instrument orchestra of the Nepalis locally known as? Naumati Baja
Name the nine instruments of the Naumati Baja?
They are 1.Sahanai 2. Doholki 3.Jhiyali 4.Damaka(Big Drum) 5.Tinamko(two sticks) 6.Bhaley(Additional Sahanai) 7.Pothi Damaka 8.Narshingha(Longish trumpet 9.Karnal
What is Kaneyma?Kaneyma is fermented soya beans
What is Gundrook?Fermented leaves of vegetables
Why is Janamastami celebrated? To mark the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna
What does Chaite Dasain or Ramnami signify? Birth of Lord Ram
What does Shivratri signify? Marriage of Lord Shiva to Parvati
In the Hindu religion name the Nau Gharas (Nine Planets)
Surya(Sun) Chandra(Moon) Mangal(Mars) Biraspati (Jupiter), Budh(Mercury), Shukar(Venus), Shani (Saturn), And the imaginary (shadow planets) of Rahu and Ketu
In Gurung terminology what is Rodhi? Rodhi means a resting place. In fact it is kind of a community house of a tribe in which young boys and girls are taught about the traditions. They are also taught singing and dancing.
In Gurung culture, what is Falki and Paigo? Falki traditional food made of boiled green maize and head or legs of sheep. Paigo is food made of millet and maize with dal.
What is the language and script of the Gurungs known as? Tamu Kye and Khema Prhi
What is the first hair cutting ceremony of a male Nepali child called? Chewar
In Sherpa culture what is Somar? It is Cheese curry.
What is the traditional name for the jester during a “Maruni Naach”? Dhatuwarey
What is dungri? It is a nose ring worn by Nepali womenfolk
What is the day of flowers known as in Dasain? Fulpati
During the festival of Tihar, the Ghai Tihar and Kukoor Tihar is preceeded by _________? Kak Tihar
What is the carol singing tradition of the Nepalis during Tihar or Diwali called? Bhailo or Deusi
Which fesitival is celebrated in the month of September to honour the ‘God of Machines? Vishwa Karma Puja
With which community is Barahimijong associated ? Magar
Who is worshipped during the Magar ceremony of Barahimijong? The forefathers
Which festival is celebrated by the Newars to honour the God of the Rains? Indra Jatra.
The Lakhey Dance is associated with which community? Newar
What is the dialect and script of the Sunuwar Community known as? Koicha
Bimsen Puja and Buri Boju are associated with which community? The Sunuwars
Which community derives its name from the word Drum? Damai
With whom are folk songs of Juari and dance of Madale Naach associaed with? Kami
With which community is the question and answer song of Dohori associated with? Gurung
Which Hindu festival is celebrated in the month of February to honour the ‘Goddess of Knowledge? Saraswati Puja
There is memorial in memory of some missionaries who died in a flood in a village near Lachung in the 1930s. Which country did they belong to? Finlamd
The missionaries who set up the first schools in Sikkim at Sang, Khamdong and Mangan belonged which country. Finland.
What is the Tamang New Year known as? Lochar
Where is Rangey Mela celebrated? Namchi
Where is the Pilgrimage cum Culture Centre also known at Siddeshvera (Char Dham) with a 108 ft high tall state of Lord Shiva located? At Solophok near Namchi
Name the four Dhams depicted in the Siddeshvera (Char Dham) temple at Solophok Namchi? Badrinath Uttarakhand, Rameswaram Tamil Nadu, Jaganath Orissa, Dwarka Gujrat.
Name the 12 original Jyotilingas that have been have been depicted at Siddeshvera temple Solophok Namchi
Somnath in Saurashtra (Guj) ,Mallikarjun in Srisailam (A.P.) ,Mahakaleshwar in Ujjain (M.P.) ,Omkareshwar in Shivpuri / Amaleswara (M.P.) ,Vaidyanath in Parali (Mah) ,Nageswar in Darukavanam ,Kedareswar in Kedarnath / Himalayas (Utt)
Tryambakeswar in Nasik (Mah) ,Rameshwar in Setubandanam / Rameshwaram (T.N.) ,Bhimashankar in Dakini (Mah) ,Visweswar in Varanasi (U.P.) and
Ghrishneswar in Devasrovar (Mah).
There is a smaller statue of a manifestationat Lord Shiva at Siddeshvera. Name it
Name the saint who consecrated the Siddeshevera Dham at Namchi on 8th Nov 2011. Jagadguru Sankarcharya Swami Swarupananda Saraswati
Where in Sikkim did Rabrinath Tagore visit in 1920s? Rinchenpong and stayed in the now named Smriti Van. He wrote a few verses of his poems while staying here.
Name the famous 19th century poet who translated Ramayan into Nepali? Bhanu Bhakta
When is Bhanu Bhakta’s birthday celebrated in Sikkim? 13th July
In 1997 the Government scrapped and abandoned a major Power Project because of environment and religious considerations. Name the project? Rathong Power Project
Who was the first Chief Justice of Sikkim? Rajendra Sacher
Sikkim has a few institutes for the physically handicapped. Name them. Jawharilala Nehru Memorial Institute for the Handicapped (JNMIH) for the Blind at Namchi; Special school for the Hearing impaired at Gangtok; Sikkim Viklang Society for orthopaedically handicapped; Sikkim Spastic Society for children suffering from Cerebral Palsy and Austism
The Limca Book of Records 2007 Edition has declared a Cyber Cafe in Sikkim as the highest in the world. Where is it located.?The Community Information Centre at the Sherathang Trade MART at 13600 ft run by the Department of Information Technology
Name the first Vice Chancellor of Sikkim University. Mahendra P Lama
What is the concrete bridge at Jorethang known as? Akkar Bridge
In Sikkim where is the product Alpine Chees made? At Dentam, West Sikkim
Where is Ashirwad Bhawan? At Raj Bhawan used for official functions
Where is Samman Bhawan? At the Mintogang Complex. Chief Minister meets the public here.
When was the Governor’s Gold Cup football tournament first held? 1978
Where is Bhaichung Stadium? Namchi. It was known as Youth Ground earlier
Where is the Chief Minister’s Gold cup football tournament normally played? Namchi
What is Bidawa Punaribhaha Yojna? It is a scheme in which a cash incentive of Rs 10000/- is given to those persons who marry widows.
What are Sukambasis? They are Landless Sikkimese
What is CM Annapurna Programme? Old people of 65 and above are provided 10 kg of rice permonth
Why was Saramsa Garden earlier called Ipecac garden? Because of the medicinal plant called Ipecac that was grown here till 1970
What is the difference between Inner Line Permit and Restricted/Protected Area Permit?An Inner Line permit is issued to foreigners who want to visit Sikkim by Indian Embassies, Tourism Department and other designated agencies whereas a Restricted Area Permit is issued by the Sikkim Police to anyone wanting to visit restricted areas like Changu lake
Who headed the Commission to Review Environment and Social Policies? Roy Burman
What is the signifance of National Education Day 11th Nov?
To commemorate the birth anniversary of India’s First Education Minister, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. The nation re-dedicates itself to the cause of Universal Education during this day.
What date is designated as the Disaster Risk Reduction Day in Sikkim? 18th September (to commemorate the 18th Sept 2011 earthquake)
What is SIKITEX? It is an annual Information Technology Exhibition and Conference organised by the Government of Sikkim
FLORA AND FAUNA
What is the Green Mission? It is an environment related initiative launched by Pawan Chamling on 27th Feb 2006. It aims at making Sikkimn a garden state by extensive afforestation programmes.
Name the State animal of Sikkim. Red Panda/Ailurus fulgens
Name the State bird of Sikkim. Blood Pheasant
Name the State flower of Sikkim. Nobile Orchid/ Dendrobium nobile
Name the State tree of Sikkim. Rhododendron nevium
Name the most popular cash crop of Sikkim. Cardamom
Name the most important fruit produce of Sikkim. Orange
What is the Tibetan Wildass found in Sikkim known as? Kiang
Name a riverine mammal of low altitude Sikkim Otter/ Lutra lutra
Which is the biggest bird of Sikkim? Griffon Vulture/ Gyps himalayanus
Name the biggest lizard of Sikkim Monitor Lizard/ Varanus sp.
Which is the biggest moth of Sikkim? Atlas moth
Which is the largest snake of Sikkim? Python/ Python molurus
What is the biological name for the high altitude poisonous plant Bikh or Monkshood? Aconite.
What is the scientific name of Large Cardamom? Amomum Subulatum
Name the German who discovered the Shapi in Sikkim?Ernest Schalfer
Name the rhododendron sanctuary near Yumthang, North Sikkim . Shingba
Name the Sanctuary adjacent to Tsomgo lake, East Sikkim. Kyongnosla Sanctuary
Name the Sanctuary in East Sikkim opposite Gangtok on the Rumtek hill. Fambong Lho Wildlife Sanctuary
Where is the Sidekong Tulku Bird Park located? Rabdentse near Pelling Gyalsing
Name the plant from which hand made paper is made. Argali
Name the plant used extensively for making brooms in Sikkim. Amliso
What is the biological and local name of theTibetan Wolf? Canis lupus chanco or Chonku
What is the biological and local name for the Sikkim Snow Toad? Scutiger boulengeri or Baepo
What is the English name of the animal Zimo found on the Cholamu plateau? Siberian Weasel
Name the biological and local name of Tibetan Gazelle?Procapra picticaudata , Raakon
Name the biological and local name of Bharal (Blue Sheep)?Pseudois nayaur, Nao
Name the biological and local name of Eurasian Lynx?Lynx lynx, lh
Name the biological and local name of Tibetan Fox.?Vulpes ferrilatus, Dezey
Name the biological and local name of Red Fox? Vulpes vulpes, Wamo
Name the biological and local name of Siberian Weasel? Mustela sibirica, Zimo
Name the biological and local name of Kiang (Tibetan Wild Ass)?Equus kiang, Kyang
Name the biological and local name of Himalayan Marmot?Marmota himalayana, Kaagey-phieu, phae, Chipik
Name the biological and local name of Long- Eared Bat?Plecotes auritus, Pholon-thhaa
Name the biological and local name of Woolly Hare? Lepus oiostolus, Regon
Name the biological and local name of Pika (Mouse-Hare)? Ochotona thibetana, Abra
Name the biological and local name of Yak?Domesticated in Sikkim, Dong
Name the biological and local name of Snow Leopard? Panthera uncial, Saagey
Name the biological and local name of Nayan (Great Tibetan Sheep, Argali)? Ovis ammon hodgsoni, Nyen.
Name the highest National Park in the country. Kanchendzonga National park
Name the Wildlife Sanctuary adjacent to Rabongla, South Sikkim Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary
Name the Sanctuary near Hilley in West Sikim Varsey Rhododendron Sanctuary
Name the Sanctuary in West Bengal that adjoins the Pangolakha Wildlife Sanctuary? Neora Wildlife Sanctuary
Name two rare animals found in the Cold Desert plateau of Sikkim. Marmots and Kiangs.
Name the largest cat of Sikkim. Leopard or Panther/Panthera pardus
Name the largest rat of Sikkim Him Marmot (Marmota bobak).
Name the largest bat of Sikkim Flying fox (Pteropus giganteus)
Shingba Sanctuary is famous for Rhododendrons; name the other Sanctuary in Sikkim also famous for Rhododendrons. Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary
A rare and highly endangered relative of the Bighorn Sheep of America is found in the high cold desert of Sikkim. What is its name? Nayan or Great Tibetan Sheep
Name the famous ornithologist who wrote the book”Birds of Sikkim”. Salim Ali
What is Pangolin? It is an ant eater animal found in the area below Namchi
What is the botanical name of Argali used for making handmade peper? Edgeworthia gardneri
What is the difference between a National park and Sanctuary? There is a basic difference between National park and Sanctuary, A national park is an area which is sstrictly dedicated to conserve the wild flora fauna and natural habitat whereas a sanctuary is an area for the conservation for only one type of species.In National park all private ownership rights are nonexistent and all forestry grazing, cultivation activities are prohibited whereas in a sanctuarythese are permitted provided they do not interfere with well being of the ecosystem.
What is a biosphere? A biosphere is a reserve around a park or sanctuary where scientific research and envoronment training and education is carried out.
What is Gaucharan land? It is Grazing land “Gau” meaning cow Charan meaning pasture
What is khasmahal? A community forest land kept for meeting immediate fuel and fodder needs of a society.
What are Tibi Beans and where are they grown? These are very large protein rich beans grown in North Sikkim especially the Lachung area. Attempts are being made to begin large scale commercial cultivation of these beans.
What is the local and botanical name of the rare Caterpillar fungu? Yarchagumba(Cordyceps sinensis) It grows wild in high altitudes in Sikkim between 3000 m and 5000 m and is used in Chinese and Tibetan traditional medicine. It sells at about 5000 US dollars in the international market. It is called catterpillar fungus as it grows on the back of the catterpillar of a moth.
Why do radishes and potatos grow very big in high altitudes? Because of high level of Ultra violet radiation and good sunshine.
How are the vehicles given numbers in Sikkim?
The code followed is as follows:
- a) NAME OF DISTRICT RTO OFFICE DISTRICT CODE
Gangtok (East District) 01
Gyalsing (West District) 02
Mangan (North District) 03
Jorethang(South District) 04
(b) Codes for vehicles identification Codes
Type of vehicles
State Government Vehicles G
(excluding commercial vehicles)
Private Vehicles P
Taxi (Motor Car, VAN) 4+1 passengers T
Maxi Cab ((Jeeps) 10+1 passengers J
Luxury Tourist Taxi Z
Passenger Vehicles (Buses) B
Goods Vehicles D
For example a Government vehicle registered at Gangtok Regional Transport Office (RTO) will bear a number like SK-01G-555
Name the various various communities for whom reservations has been provided for jobs in Government of Sikkim and Public Sector Undertaking:
Scheduled Castes 7%
Most Backward Classes (MBC):
Bhujel, Dewan, Gurung,
Jogi, Kirat Rai, Manger,
Sunuwar Mukhia and Thami 21%
Other Backward Classes (OBC)
and Sanyasi 21%
Scheduled Tribes (Limboo Tamang) 14%
There are many abbreviations that are widely used in official correspondences, government documents, news items and press reports in Sikkim. These are listed below:
SNT Sikkim Nationalised Transport
SITCO Sikkim Time Corporation
UD&HD Urban Development & Housing Department
DESM&E Directorate of Economics Statistics Monitoring and Evaluation
IPR Information and Public Relations
SIDICO Sikkim Industrial Development and Investment Corporation Ltd.
DIET District Institute of Education and Training
CIC Chief Information Commisionar
RTI Right to Information
PIO Public Information Officer
SBS State Bank of Sikkim
SISCO Sikkim State Cooperative Bank Limited
STDC Sikkim Tourism Development Corporation
SLA Sikkim Legislative Assembly
TTI Teachers Training Institute
SIE State Institute of Education
SIMFED Sikkim Marketing Federation
SBS State Bank of Sikkim
SPSC Sikkim Public Service Commission
SBI State Bank of India
STCS State Trading Corporation of Sikkim
FCI Food Corporation of India
IAS Indian Administrative Service
IFS Indian Forest Service
IPS Indian Police Service
SCS Sikkim Civil Service
IRB India Reserve Battalion
SAP Sikkim Armed Police
VLW Village Level Worker
MR Muster Roll
PSU Public Sector Undertaking
MOU Memorandum of Understanding
PAC Public Accounts Committee
NGO Non Government Organisation
PHC Public Health Centre
PHSC Public Health Sub Centre
CBO Community Based Organisation
GCI Galvanised Corrugated Iron
BPL Below Poverty Line
ACT Affected Citizens of Tista
CAT Central Administrative Tribunal
MHA Ministry of Home Affairs
AIDs Acquired Immuno Deficiency
NSV Non Scapel Vasectormy
RCT Root Canal Tunneling
OPD Out Patient Department
GDP Gross Domestic Product
SGMI Sonam Gyasto Mountaineering Institute
MBC Most Backward Class
TRYSEM Training of Rural Youth for Self-Employment
IRDP Integrated Rural Development Programme
DWCRA Development of Women and Children in Rural Areas
NC Natural Calamity
LPG Liquefied Petroleum Gas
NRSE New and Renewal Sources of Energy
KNP Kanchendzonga National Park
SSA Sarva Siksha Abiyan
AG Advocate General or Accountant General
SC/ST Schedule Caste/ Sched. Tribe
PAN Permanent Account Number
GPF General Provident Fund
CMO Chief Medical Officer
OBC Other Backward Classes
ICAR Indian Council for Agricultural Research
CPWD Central Public Works Department
SIB Subsidary Intelligence Bureau
LIC Life Insurance Corporation
AIR All India Radio
PTI Press Trust of India
PIB Press Information Bureau
UNI United News of India
CWC Central Water Commission
BSI Botanical Survey of India
GREF General Reserve Engineering Force
GSI Geological Survey of India
NJP New Jalpaiguri
NEC North East Council
DA Dearness Allowance/ Daily Allowance
TA Travel Allowance
HRA House Rent Allownace
HCA Hill Compensatory Allowance
INTACH Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage
NIC National Informatics Centre
EC Election Commission
SMIT Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technololgy
DPR Detailed Project Report
EOI Expression of Interest
PPP Public Private Parternship
BOOT Build Operate Own Transfer
SSB Sashastra Suraksa Bal
BO Block Officer
RO Revenue Officer
OSD Officer on Special Duty
NREGA National rural Employment Guarantee Act
DGHC Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council
RFP Request for Proposal
EOI Expression of Interest
POL Petrol oil Lubricants
HSD High speed Diesel
SKO Superior kerosene oil
LS Rice Long Sela Rice
MRP Maximum Retail Price
ICU Intensive Care unit
MPCS Multi purpose Cooperative Society
AI I M S All India Institute of Medical sciences
I IT Indian Institute Of Technology
TAR Tibetan Autonomous Region
CAT Scan Computerised axial Tomography
MRI Magnetic Resonant Imaging
JEE Joint entrance Examination
CET Common Entrance test
SUV Sports Utility Vehicle
STPI Software Technology Park of India
ITBP Indo Tibet Border Police
ATM Automatic teller Machine
NABARD National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development
UGC University Grants Commission
EVM Electronic Voting Machine
VAT Value Added tax
WWW World wide Web
SMS Short Message Service
SIM Subsriber Identification Module
GIS Geographical Information System
GSM Global system for mobile Communication
GPRS General Packet Radio Service
GPS Global Positioning System
RoR Right of Records
BP0 Business process Outsourcing
RCC Reinforced Cement Concrete
ITES Information Technology Enabled Services
OEM Original Equipment Manufacturer
PNR Passenger Name Record
FAQ Frequently Asked Questions
MNC Multi National Company
UTI Unit Trust of India
ICICI Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India
SAARC South asia association for Regional Cooperation
IDBI Industrial Development Bank of India
RBI Reserve Bank of India
RoR Right of Record
EMI Equated Monthly Instalment
NAV Net Asset Value
ROI Return on investment
UV Ultra Violet
IR Infra Red
qs Quantity sufficient
NSS National service Scheme
NCC National cadet Corp
PIL Public Interest Litigation
JCO Junior Commissioned Officer
WTO World Trade organisation
PGT Post graduate teacher
TGT Trained graduate Teacher
PRI Panchayat Raj Institution
WWF World Wide Fund
ISRO Indian Space Research Organisation
DC District Collector/DevCommisionar
SDM Sub Divisional Magistrate
DGP Director General of Police
SP Superintendent of Police
DDO Drawing & Disbursing Officer
BDO Block Development Officer
BAC Block Development Centre
SDF Sikkim Democratic Front
SSP Sikkim Sangram Parishad
TAAS Travel Agents Association of Sikkim
ILP Inner Line Permit
SIBLAC Sikkim Bhutia Lepcha Apex Committee
SHRPP Sikkim Himali Rajya Parisad Party
GJMM Gorkha Jan Mukti Morcha
ANM Auxiliary Nurse & Midwife
STNM Sir Thondup Namgyal Memorial
GICI Govt. Inst. of Cottage In
NHPC National Hydroelectric Power Corporation
NBCC National Building and Construction Corporation
CBSE Central Board of Secondary Education
DAV Dayananda Anglo Vedic
CTC Tea Crush Turn and Curl
JNV Jawarlal Nehru Vidhyalaya
AISSE All India Secondary School Examination
AISSC All India Senior Secondary Certificate
GST Goods and Services Tax
FRO Foreigners’ Registration Office
PDS Public Distribution System
PMGY Pradhan Mantri Gramin Yojna
IT Income Tax or Information Technology
BSNL Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited
NRHM National Rural Health Mission
IGNOU Indra Gandhi National Open University
SIRD State Institute of Rural Development
JFM Joint Forest Management
JGSY Jawahar Gram Samidri Yojana
AUSAID Austrailian Agency for International Development
UNDP United Nations Development Programme
JICA Japan International Cooperation Agency
ADB Asian Development Bank
APO Army Post Office
VHAS Voluntary Health Assoctiaton of Sikkim
HUDCO Housing and Urban Development Corporation
STDC Sikkim Tourism Develolpment Corporation
SPDC Sikkim Power Development Corporation
SREDA Sikkim Rural Energy Develolpment Agency
SFA Sikkim Football Association
SISI Sikkim Industries Service Institute
VLO Village Level Officer
CB Contingent Bill
VLW Village Level Worker
NAB National Association for the Blind
JNMIH Jawahar Lal Nehru Memorial Institute for the Handicapped
IEC Information Education and Communication
ICT Information Communication Technology
SWOT Strength Weaknesses Opportunity and Threats
DONER Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region
NLPCR Non Lapsable pool of Central Resources
HRDD Human Resource Development Department
EM Technology Effective Micro-organism Technology
MPLADP Member of Parliament Local Area Development Programme
DTH Direct to Home TV
TAR Tibetan Autonomous Region
SAARC South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation
DOTs Direct Observation Treatment short
RTO Regional Transport Office
GLOF Glacial lake Outburst Flood
RITES Rail India Technical and Economic Services
HDFC Housing Development Finance Corporation
HSBC Honkong Shangai Bank Corporation
JNV Jawharlal Navodya Vidhyalaya
OFC Optical Fibre Cable
CAPART Council for Advancement of People’s action &Rural Technology
PGCIL Power Grid Corporation of Inida Limited
CAPEX Capital Expenditure
OPEX Operating Expenditure
UID Unique Identification Number
ULB Urban Local Bodies
AIFF All India Football Federation
KYC Know your Customer
CATCH Comprehensive Annual and Total Checkup
JNNURM Jawharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission
SIKITEX Sikkim Information Technology Exhibition
IMPORTANT EVENTS OBSERVED IN SIKKIKM
Republic Day 26th January
Gandhi Assasination Day 30th January
National Science Day 28th February
World Forestry Day 21st March
World Water Day 22nd March
Earth Day 22nd April
State Day(Sikkim) 16th May
Anti Terrorism Day 21st May
Kargil Diwas 26th July
Independence Day 15th August
Sadbhawana Diwas 20th August
Gandhi Jayanti 2nd October
Rastriya Sankalp Diwas 31st October
Children’s Day 14th November
National Integration Day 19th November
Teacher’s Day 5th Sept
World Environment Day 5th. June
World Population Day 11th July
World Tourism Day 27th Sept
World Labour Day 1st May
World Wildlife week 1-7 October
Anti Leprosy Day 3oth Jan
International Water Day 23rdMarch
World tuberculosis Day 24thMarch
World Health Day 7th April
Safe Motherhood Day 11thApril
World No Tobacco Day 31stMay
World Environment Day 5th June
World Population Day 11th July
World Food Day 16th Oct
Diabetes Day 15th Nov
World AIDs Day 1stDec
Name the roads in Sikkim that have been renamed after personalities?Ravongla-Tarku: Ganju Lama V.C. Marg
Soreng-sombaria: Dharmadutta Marg
Kazi Marg: Sonam Tshering Marg
Tibet Road: Sonam Gyatso Marg
Nam Nam- Deorali:Kashi R Pradhan Marg
Paljor Stadium- DC Office: B.R. Ambedkar Marg
Sichey Road, Gangtok: M.M. Rasailly Marg
Rongli-Chujachen: Tulshiram Kashyap Marg
Namchi-Maniram: Agam Singh Tamang Marg
Arithang Marg: Rahmi Prasad Alley Marg
Namchi-Manpur: C.D. Rai Marg
Chakung-Khaniserbung: B.B. Gurung Marg
Rangpo-Duga: Nakul Pradhan Marg
Dzong Rinzing Mangan: Namgyal Kazi Marg
P.W.D. – D.A.C. (Mangan): Dr. Lobzang Tenzing Marg
Secretariat to Zero Point: Bhanu Path
Community Hall -TNHSS School:Jeewan Thing Marg
Soreng to 8th Mile Budang : Padam Singh Apatan Marg
Soreng to Kaluk: Nanda Kumar Marg
Chakung to Khaniserbong: Arun Gurung Marg
Name the schools in Sikkim that have been renamed after various personalities?
Ravangla School: V.C. Ganju Lama Sr. Secondary School
Wok : Nayan Tshering Lepcha Secondary School
Kabi-Tingda:Kalzang Gyatso High School
Omechu : Chhatraman Rai Jr. High School
Central Pendam:Tikala Nirola Sr Sec School
Turung:German Lepcha Secondary School
Daramdin:Kripasalyan Sr Secondary School
Sribadam: K.B. Limboo Sr. Secondary School
Ranipool: Brishaspati Prasai Sr. Secondary School
Chungthang:Tasa Tengay Lepcha Secondary School
Arithang: Chatursing Rai Jr. High School
Okrey: Padam Bahadur Gurung School
Allay Maidan, Namchi: Bhaichung Stadium
Rustamji Deer Park: Rustamji Park
The Government of Sikkim designated various years in which specific focus was to be made. Which were these?
2012: Disaster Reduction Year
2008: Year of Responsibility
2005 Year of the Youth (Yuva Kranti Varsh)
2002: Year of the Cooperative
1996 Green Revolution Year
Name this lake.
Tsomgo lake (Changu Lake)
Identify this lake Kechopalri lake.
Identify the picture alongside?
The throne at Norgugang, Yoksum where the first King of Sikkim, Chogyal Phunstok Namgyal was consecrated
Identify the picture alongside?
Kriteswar temple at Legship
Identify this place.
Rabdantse Palace ruins of the second capital of Sikkim near Pelling
Which deity does this dancer depict?
Name this personlity.
Danny Denzongpa the Bollywood actor from Sikkim
Name this personality Chogyal Tashi Namgyal
Name this personality
Chogyal Palden Thondup Namgyal
Name this personality
Kazi Lendup Dorji, the first Chief Minister of Sikkim
Name this personality
Nar Bahadur Bhandari, the second CM of Sikkim
SOME MILESTONES SINCE 1975
May 16th, 1975 :The erstwhile Himalayan Kingdom Sikkim became the twenty – second State of India; Mr. Bipin Bihari Lal, ICS, sworn-in as the first Governor of the state of Sikkim; Kazi Lhendup Dorjee Khangsarpa, sworn-in as the first Chief Minister of Sikkim State with his Council of Ministers; First State Day observed all over the State.
May 29th, 1975: Anti-Corruption branch set up in Gangtok.
June 29th, 1975:Special Session of Sikkim Legislative Assembly held to ratify the Constitution (Thirty four Amendment) Bill, 1975.
November 11th, 1975: Mrs. Indira Gandhi, Prime Minister of India visited Sikkim.
December 21st,1975: Chief Minister, Mr. L.D. Kazi, laid the foundation stone of Temi Tea Factory in South Sikkim.
February 17th, 1976: Mother Teresa visited Sikkim.
October 18th, 1979: Mr. N.B. Bhandari sworn in as the second Chief Minister of Sikkim
October 28th, 1979: President of India, Mr.Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy visited Sikkim.
January 9th, 1981: Mr.Homi J.H. Taleyarkhan appointed as the 2nd Governor of Sikkim.
April 13th, 1981: The Union Finance Minister, Mr.R. Venkataraman inaugu-rated the Central Blood Bank of Sikkim.
November 6th, 1982: His Holiness the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa passed away.
January 30th, 1982: Chogyal Palden Thondup Namgyal passed away at the age of 59.
May 1st, 1982: First Helicopter service between Bagdogra and Gangtok inaugurated.
May 23rd, 1983: The Eighth Finance Commission headed by Mr. Y.R Chavan visited Gangtok.
June 13th, 1983: The 691 ft. long concrete bridge over the river Teesta at Melli inaugurated. The bridge was named after Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.
1983:Olympian Boxer, Mr.Jaslal Pradhan conferred the prestigious Arjuna Award.
May 11th,1984: Mr.B.B. Gooroog sworn in as the third Chief Minister of Sikkim.
May 25th, 1984: President Rule imposed in Sikkim.
June 17th,1984: Mr.Kona Prabhakar Rao appointed as the third Governor of Sikkim.
March 8th, 1985:Mr.N. B. Bhandari re-elected and sworn in as the Chief Minister of Sikkim for the second consecutive term.
May 31st, 1985: Mr.Bhisma Narain Singh sworn in as the fourth Governor of Sikkim.
November 21st, 1985: Mr.T.V.Rajeswar sworn in as the Governor of Sikkim
October 7th, 1987: President of India, Mr. R. Venkataraman inaugurated G.B.Pant Leprosy Hospital at Sajong, East Sikkim.
October 9th, 1988 :New Sikkim House inaugurated at New Delhi.
March 2nd, 1989: Mr.S.K.Bhatnagar sworn in as the Governor of Sikkim.
February 8th, 1990: Mr.R.H.Tahiliani sworn in as the Governor of Sikkim.
August 1992:Nepali language included in the Eighth Schedule of Indian Constitution
May 17th,1994: Bhandari Government lost vote of confidence in the Sikkim Legislative Assembly.
May 18th, 1994: Mr.Sanchaman Limboo sworn in as the Chief Minister of Sikkim.
July 1994: The Prime Minister Employment Assurance Scheme implemented.
July, 1994: Loyola B.Ed College inaugurated at Namchi.
September 21st, 1994: Mr.P.Shiv Shankar sworn in as the Governor of Sikkim.
October 29th, 1994: Sikkim Nationalised Transport receives National Productivity Award from the President of India.
December 12th, 1994: Mr.Pawan Chamling sworn in as the fifth Chief Minister of Sikkim.
June 1st, 1995: Grazing in forest land by cattles banned.
August 8th, 1995: Degree College inaugurated at Namchi.
November 13th, 1995: Mr.K.V.Raghunath Reddy sworn in as the Governor of Sikkim
March 10th, 1996: Chaudhary Randhir Singh sworn in as the new Governor of Sikkim.
1997:Establishment of Mahavidyalaya of Sanskrit at Gyalshing in West Sikkim
March 4th, 1997: 500 bedded Central Referral Hospital inaugurated.
March 5th, 1997 :Chief Minister, Dr.Pawan Chamling conferred with Bharat Shiromani Award by the President of India, Mr. K. R. Narayanan.
March, 1997: Sikkim becomes the first State to ban the use of non- biodegradable items like plastic bag
April 1997:“Small Family Scheme” launched to encourage the education of girl child and Savings Accounts in the name of the school-going girl child also opened.
August 20th, 1997:Scrapping of controversial Rathong-Chu Hydel Project in reverence to religious sentiments of the people of the region.
May 8th, 1998: Successful inclusion of Sikkim as an eighth member of the North Eastern Council.
1999:Mr.Danny Denzongpa conferred with Padma Shri
May 6th, 1999:Vice-President of India, Mr.Krishan Kant laid the foundation stone of airport at a Pakyong.
May 20th, 1999: Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) conferred Chief Minister, Mr.Pawan Chamling with the Greenest Chief Minister of India Award.
September 1st, 1999:Ace Footballer, Mr.Bhaichung Bhutia conferred with the prestigious Arjuna Award
October 11th, 1999:Dr.Pawan Chamling and his council of Ministers sworn in for the second consecutive term.
November 12th, 1999:Mr.Pawan Chamling felicitated with Man of Dedication Award 1999 in recognition of his services to the people of the state and the country.
December,1999: Janata Mela – Biggest ever welfare package for Sikkimese poor launched.
January 25th, 2000:Sikkim recieves National Tourism Award for the best performing state in the North East region.
April 22nd, 2000: Union Home Minister, Mr.L.K.Advani visited Sikkim.
June 20th, 2000: Thami, Jogis and Dewan declared as OBCs.
July, 2000: Bhutia, Lepcha, Limbu languages included in North Bengal University.
September, 2000: First Community Information Centre inaugurated in Gangtok
January 2001: Rice at subsidized rate of Rs.4/- per kilogram to the BPL families and 35 kilograms of rice free of cost to the poorest of the poor.
February 2001:Sikkim awarded the Best Tourism performing state in the North East for 1999-2000 for the second consecutive year.
May 1st, 2001: Mr.K.N.Sahani sworn in as the new Governor of Sikkim
August 14th, 2001:Free Hepatitis B vaccine programme for children launched.
September 5th, 2001:Two historic Documents: Sikkim Human Development Report 2001 and Sikkim: The People’s Vision were published and released by the Prime Minister in Delhi
September 6th, 2001: Computerised Ration Card programme launched
January 2002: Old age pension of ex-servicemen enhanced from Rs. 150 to Rs. 200 p.m.
February 1st, 2002: Governor, Mr.Kidar Nath Sahani inaugurated Head Race Tunnel of Teesta (Stage V) Hydroelectric Project at Dhupidara.
October 25th, 2002: Mr.V.Rama Rao sworn in as the 12th Governor of Sikkim.
December 18th, 2002:Lok Sabha clears deck for tribal status to Tamang and Limboo communities.
2002 & 2003:Sikkim bags Tourism National Award for the best performing state for the fourth consecutive year.
April 11th, 2003: Prime Minister, Mr.Atal Behari Vajpayee visited Sikkim for four days.
April 29th, 2003: First Bio-Diversity park inaugurated at South Sikkim.
May 27th, 2003: Sikkim’s first Chief Minister, Kazi Lhendup Dorji Khangsarpa awarded Padma Vibhusan.
August 21st, 2003: Samman Bhawan inaugurated.
September 8th, 2003:Chintan Bhawan inaugurated.
September 10th, 2003: Confederation of Indian Industry CEOs conclave with the Governor’s and Chief Ministers of North East States held.
October 11th, 2003: Chief Minister, conferred Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Honoris Causa) by Manipal University
December 6th, 2003: Bicable Jigback Ropeway inaugurated at Deorali.
December 2003:Reservation in all Government jobs revised with 33% of seats for Scheduled Tribe, 6% to SC and 21 % to OBCs. 30% reservations for women in Government jobs, 33 percent in Panchayats for women, 3% for Ex-Servicemen and persons with disabilities and 2% for Sportsperson and artisans of excellence.
January 26th, 2004:Late Sanjog Chhetri was posthumously conferred the prestigious Ashok Chakra by the President of India.
February18th, 2004:Chief Minister, Dr.Pawan Chamling formally inaugurated 135 feet tall statue of Sikkim’s Patron Saint, Guru Padmasambhava at Samdruptse in South Sikkim.
February 28th, 2004:Chief Justice of India, Justice V.N.Khare inaugurated new High Court Building at Sichey.
May 21th, 2004: Dr.Chamling and his Council of Ministers sworn in for the third consecutive term.
June, 2004: Mr.Nakul Das Rai took oath in Nepali as Sikkim’s lone Lok Sabha M.P.
July 14th, 2004: Eminent Nepali speaking Indian felicitated during Sikkim Samman Sammilan.
August 2004:M.G.Marg declared as litter and spit free zone.
August 6th, 2004:Sikkim ranks first among the smaller states in the field of Education and among the first three best performing states in the field of Law and Order, Health and Investment scenario at a conclave of Chief Minister organized by India Today Group.
August 12th, 2004: Janata Bhawan inaugurated in Gangtok.
August 15th, 2004:Former Chief Minister, Kazi Lhendup Dorji Khangsarpa conferred Sikkim’s highest civilian award, Sikkim Ratna.
January, 2005: Mr. G.S.Lama conferred with Padma Shri
April 21st, 2005: His Holiness the Dalai Lama visited Sikkim.
April, 2005: Union Minister for Home Affairs, Mr.Shivraj Patil visits
May, 2005:Union Minister for Finance, Mr .P. Chidambaram inaugurated Security Ink Plant of SICPA India Limited in Mamring.
July 22, 2005: Sikkim Renewal Energy Development Agency (SREDA) Bhawan inaugurated.
August 6, 2005: Sikkim awarded Best Small State for Investment Environment and Best Small State for Education.
September 18th, 2005: Summiteers of Mt.Khangchendzonga felicitated.
September 22nd, 2005 :The President of India, Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam inaugurated ultra modern Paljor Stadium.
October 5th, 2005: Sang Sr School, the oldest school in Sikkim celebrates its 125th Anniversary
December, 2005:Mr.O.T.Lepcha elected as the Member of Rajya Sabha from Sikkim
March 2nd, 2006: Kanchenjunga Shopping Plaza inaugurated.
March 28th, 2006: Sikkim receives Skoch Challenger Award for best usage of Information Technology.
February 27th, 2006:State Green Mission launched.
March 2006: Chief Minister, Dr.Pawan Chamling visits 6 European Nations for study tour.
April, 2006:Sikkim stood third in best performing state in Panchayati Raj in India.
April 2006: Chief Secretary inaugurates the Community Information Centre at Sherathang, the Higest Cyber Cafte in the world (Limca Book of Records-2007 edition)
July 6th, 2006: Nathula Trade Route reopens after 44 years and a Trade Mart inaugurated at Sherathang.
August 1st, 2006: Dr.D.K.Gazmer sworn in as the first State Chief Information Commissioner of Sikkim.
August 18th, 2000: Vice-President of India, Mr.Bhairon Singh Shekawat visits Sikkim.
August 29th, 2006: Archer Tarundeep Rai conferred the prestigious Arjuna Award by the President of India.
September 1st, 2006: Sikkim ranks first among the twelve eastern states of India in overall performance, sectors of primary health, investment environment and budget and prosperity at the 4th State of the States Conclave in New Delhi organized by the India Today.
September 8th, 2006: Indoor Stadium/Multipurpose Community Centre inaugurated at Namchi.
November 18th, 2006: Lepchas accorded Primitive Tribe status.
November 18th, 2006: First Block Administration Centre inaugurated at Yuksom
December 13th, 2006: Rajya Sabha passes Sikkim University Bill 2006.
December 20th, 2007: Chief Minister lays foundation stone for Bhutia Literary Centre.
December 27th, 2006: President of India, Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam inaugurated 14th National Children’s Science Congress at Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology.
January 25th, 2007: Sikkim awarded the Best performing state in Tourism in North East for the year 2005-06.
February 24th, 2007: Sikkim hosts 21st North East Sports Festival.
April 15th, 2007: CM inaugurated Sri Satya Sai Sarva Dharma Kendra at Daramdin.
April 27th, 2007: Sikkim hosts 4th Sectoral Summit on Tourism and Hospitality of North Eastern Council.
Jan 10th 2008: Thai trade delegation visists Sikkim
Feb 2008: Baichung Bhutia conferred the Padma Shree
March 14th-16th 2008: International Florishow 2008 held at Saramsa Garden Inaugurated by Montek Singh Aluwalia Dy Chairman Planning commission
Remodelled MG Marg inaugurated
Remodelled Ridge Road inaugurated
April 9th-10th 08: Workshop on E-Governance at Chintan Bhawan
April 19th 2008: Water Shed Memorial inaugurated at Sherathang in memory of the soldiers who laid their lives
June12th -14th2008: Kharif Kisan Mela at Saramsa
May 22th 2008:Mountaineer, including two women from Sikkim scale Mount Everest
June 15th 2008: Foundation stone of Tista Urja Stage III Hydel Project laid at Chungthang by Dr Pawan Chamling
June 16th, 2008: Sikkim Income Tax Manual of 1948 revoked by theFinance Act 2008 exempting Sikkimese people from being assessed under the Indian Income Tax Act
July 9th, 2008: B.P. Singh sworn as the Governor of Sikkim Inauguration of the Regional Administrative Centre at Karfectar (Jorethang)
Sept 29th, 2008: Sikkim Bandh to protest against CM effigy burning incident
Nov 10th, 2008: Meeting with Thirteenth Finance commission
Nov 18th, 2008: CM addresses Global Climate change Summit at California
April 20th, 2009: Sikkim Assembly and Parliamentary elections held New SDF Government installed
July 15th, 2009:10 minutes to earth programme held all over Sikkim in which 6 lac tree saplings planted as part of the State Government’s Green Mission
Sept17th &18th, 2009: SIKITEX 2009National level Exhibition and Conference organised by Information Technology Department in Chintan Bhawan
Oct 30th, 2009: Laying Foundation Stone of 52.70 km long railway line between Sevok and Sikkim at Rangpo Mining Ground by Vice President of India H. Ansari and Union Railway Minister Ms Mamta Banerjee
Dec 5th, 2009: Kumari Selaja Union Minister lays foundation stone of Basic Services to Urban Poor (BSUP) at Rangpo
Jan 25th, 2010: Sub Office of Reserve Bank of India established in Gangtok
Feb 10th, 2010:Foundation stone of 575 bedded Multi speciality STNM Hospital laid at Suchak gang
Feb 23rd, 2010: The Headquarters of India Reserve Battalion inaugurated at Piplay Jorethang
April 15th, 2010: President visits Sikkim inaugurates ‘Khangchendzonga Tourist Villa’ at Ranka Municipal Elections to urban local bodies held
April 27th, 2010: International Rhododendron Festival held at Lachung/Singba Rhododendron Forest Reserve
June 15th, 2010: 5th Phase of Green Mission and 2nd Phase of 10 minutes to Earth unveiled at Chintan Bhawan by Chief Minister
June 25th, 2010: 10 minutes to Earth programme held all over Sikkim
July 16th, 2010: Common Wealth Games Queen’s Baton arrives in Sikkim
August 7th, 2010: National Seminar on Mountain regions and climate change at Gangtok
August 26th, 2010: CM launches Comprehensive Annual and Total Check up for Healthy Sikkim
Sept 18th, 2010: Governor inaugurates Sikkim Guest House at Salt Lake Kolkata
Oct 7th, 2010: CM inaugurates SIKITEX 2010 an IT exhibition at Chintan Bhawan
Nov 3rd, 2010: CM inaugurates Shridi Sai Baba Mandir at Assangthang
Dec15th, 2010: HH Dalai Lama visits Sikkim
Jan 14th,2011: CM lays foundation stone of Green Park Project and ingurates newly constructed parking Plaza at Jorethang
Jan 21st, 2011: CM inaugurates District Library cum Museum and Car Parking cum Shopping Plaza in Namchi
Feb 09th, 2011: Horticulture show 2011 inaugurated at Gyalshing
Feb 16th, 2011: Sikkim participates in World Organic Trade Fair in Germany
Feb 26 th, 2011: Sikkim conferred IBN 7 Award as best small state in citizen security
May 17th, 2011: CM embarks on a month long tour around Sikkim
June 28th, 2011: CM inaugurates Government Degree College at Gyalshing
Sept 18th, 2011: Sikkim hit by 6.8 magnitude earthquake
Sept 29th, 2011: Prime Minister visits Sikkim
Oct 25th, 2011: CM lays foundation stone for underground tunnel at Theng North Sikkim
Nov 2nd, 2011: Kanchendzonga Amusement Park at Rank opens
Nov 8th, 2011: Shrideshwar Dham (Char Cham) in Namchi inaugurated.
Nov 11th, 2011:National Education Day observed
Nov 24th & 25th, 2011:3rd IT Exhibition and Conference SIKITEX held
Feb 3th 2012: The MIT Group of Institutions, Pune confers ‘Bharat Asmita Jeewan Gaurav Puraskhar 2012’ to Chief Minister Pawan Chamling.
Feb 14th 2012: Aamir Khan arrives in Gangtok for shooting of ‘Satya Mev Jayate’.
Feb 15-17 th2012: Sikkim hosts 42nd All India Police Science Congress.
Feb 29 th 2012: Sikkim receives 3 national tourism awards from Ministry of Tourism. The awards include ‘The most innovative and unique award’ for the Chaar Dham project.
March 12 th, 2012: Hishey Lachungpa takes oath of affirmation as the Rajya Sabha member from Sikkim in the Upper House of the Parliament.
May 7 th, 2012: Five-day Sikkim Spring Carnival begins in Gangtok.
May 16 th,2012: First State Civilian Awards presented to 29 achievers of Sikkim.
May 19th, 2012: Kazi Sherpa summits Mount Everest to become the sixth Sikkimese mountaineer to do so.
June 24,2012: ‘Satya Mev Jayate’ talk show series of Aamir Khan telecasts Organic Mission of the Sikkim government.
July 11th 2012: Chief Minister Pawan Chamling inaugurates Manan Kendra.
Sep 18th 2012: A 4.1 earthquake rattles Sikkim at 5.56 pm.
Sep 22th 2012: Twenty persons killed when flashflood washes away ITBP and BRO camps at Chungthang, North Sikkim.
Nov 22-23th 2012: SIKITEX (IT Exhibition) and eNorth East Awards held at Chintan Bhawan Gangtok
Nov 29 th 2012: Seventh edition of Nathu La border trade concludes for the year.
Nov 30 th 2012: An IAF aircraft crashes into Dzongu, North Sikkim.
Dec 22th, 2012: Sikkim bags four ‘IBN7’ awards as best small State in environment, water and sanitation.
Jan 25th , 2013: Ministry of Home Affairs announces Padma Shree award to Hildamit Lepcha
Jan 26th 2013: H.E. Governor releases Flash Drive during Republic Day Celebrations prepared jointly by Department of Information Technology and Chief Minister’s Office containing the entire literary works of Hon’ble Chief Minister.
Feb 23-27th 2013: Second International Flower Festival at Sarmasa,
Mar 1th 2013: Smt. R Ongmu becomes the first woman Chief Secretary of Sikkim. Foundation stone of new Tashiling Secretariat laid.
Mar 25th 2013: HH The Dalai Lama consecrates Tathagatha Tsal (Buddha Park) at Ravangla, South Sikkim. The entire programme was webcast by Department of Information Technology for viewers all across the world. His Holiness also launches Ecclesticial Department Website developed by Department of Information Technology.
Apr 23rd 2013: President Pranab Mukherjee lays foundation stone of Sikkim University campus.
May 17-19th 2013: Three mountaineers from Sikkim summit Mount Everest-Kazi Sherpa, Anand Gurung and Ravindra Kumar. Kazi Sherpa becomes the first double Everester from Sikkim.
May 31th 2013: Internation al Business Summit held at Chintan Bhawan
June 2nd 2013: Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir inaugurates Sikkim Judicial Academy, Gangtok.
June 6th 2013: CM lays foundation stone of Manav
July 20 2013: Shri Shriniwas Dadasaheb Patil takes oath as the new Governor of Sikkim.
Aug 23 2013:Video Survellance installed at Rangpo Checkpost by Department of Information Technology.
Sept 12th 2013: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) demonstrated by Department of Information Technology at Paljor Stadium
Oct 1st 2013: Laptop distribution to students launched by HCM at Guards Ground, Gangtok as a part of the State Flagship programme.
Oct 2nd,2013: Cyber Village Project for Melli Dara being implemented by Department of Information Technology launched by Honble Governor of Sikkim during Gandhi Jyanti Celebrations.
Oct28th,2013:Consultation meeting with NE States on implementing of Forest Rights 2006 chaired by Minister DB Thapa
Oct 28th 2013: Human Development Report 2013 released at Manan Kendra
Oct 31th,2013: CS chairs inaugural meeting of State Innovation Council. Dr Sam Pitroda also participates through Video Conference.
Nov 1th 2013: New army gate ‘Ganju Dwar’ inaugurated at Deorali, Gangtok dedicated to Victoria Cross awardee late Ganju Lama.
Nov 11th 2013: President Pranab Mukerjee inaugurates Science Exhibition at Ipecac Garden
Nov 16th 2013: Cherry Tea Tourism festival inaugurated by Minister Tourism BP Dungel at Temi
Nov 16th 2013: State level Samellan for Panchayats and Urban Local Bodies.
Nov 27th 2013: Minister of State, Department of Development of North East Region (DONER) Mr Ghatowar launches NE Rural Livelihood Project.
Nov 29th 2013: Union Minister Agriculture Sharad Pawar inaugurates the conference of Ministers for Animal Husbandary of NE States
Dec 12th 2013: 19th Anniversary of the formation of SDF Government observed at Manan Kendra
Dec 20th 2013: Laying of Foundation of India Reserve Battalion at Mangley
Dec 22 – 24th 2013: Winter Carnival organised by Tourism Department at Gangtok
Jan 7th, 2014 NK Jain takes charge as Sikkim CJ
Jan 8th 2014 Compensation enhanced for victims of rape, acid attacks etc.
Jan 15th 2014 CM inaugurates Ngadak Gompa Namchi
Jan 18th 2014 2 day long Agri Horti show at Saramsa. Off season vegetable mission launched
Jan 26th 2014 Sikkim Information Technology mission launched by HE the Governor
Feb 2th 2014 Fire ravages Rhenock Bazar
Feb 22th 2014 CM inaugurates Vigyan Bhawan, Samaj Kalyan Bhawan and Soochna Bhawan
Feb 26th,2014 Sikkim Lok Ayukut Bill passed
April 12th, Voting for Assembly and Lok Sabha
May 16th, 2014 SDF returns to power in Sikkim
May 21th, 2014 Pawan Chamling sworn in as CM for the fifth time
July 14th, 2014 College students go on strike over fee hike.
Sept 4th, 2014 SRM University launched in Sikkim
Nov 9th, 2014 Retirement age of teachers reduced to 58 years
Dec 12th, 2014 Winter carnival kicks off
Feb 2th, 2015 Sikkim gets 3 national MGNREA awards
Feb 7th, 2015 Rai Gurung Tamang Sherpa launguages included in CBSE curriculum
Mar 29th, 2015 CM lays foundation stone for vocational College at Dentam
Apr 9th, 2015 Three days Build Expo starts in Gangtok
Apr 13th, 2015 HRD Department sets up recruitment board for teachers
Apr 24th, 20152015 Sikkim bags five national awards in Rural Development
May 7th, 2015: Unskilled workers get 5 years job security in local companies
May 16th 2015 Sikkim Civilian Awards to 50 persons
June 12th, 2015 Integrated Checkpost, Mart inaugurated at Sherathang near Nathula
June 18th, 2015 Kailash Manosarovar Yatra(via Nathula) flagged off from Gangtok
June 21st, 2015 International Yoga Day observed all across the state
Chinese Ambassador in Sikkim
Sept 20th 2015: Cyber Village project of Melli Dara bags the Skoch Award
Oct 2nd, 2015 India Today confers the Cleanest Hill Station Award to Gangtok
Oct 14-16th, 2015 4th International Tourism Mart held at Saramsa Garden. Inaugurated by Miniser of State Dr. Mahesh Sharma
Dec 21st, 2015: Shram Bhawan building at Sokaythang, (Below Convoy Ground) to house the Departments of Labour and Skill Development inaugurated by Chief Minister.
Jan 12th 2016: CM inaugurates the Organic Market at the Kanchendzonga Shopping Complex, Gangtok
Jan 17th 2016: National conference on “Sustainable Agriculture & Farmers Welfare” inaugurated at Chntan Bhawan by Radha Mohan Union Minister of Agriculture
Jan 18th-19th 2016: Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Sikkim to declare Sikkim as an Organic State
Jan 23rd-31st 2016: Red Panda Tourism Winter Festival held at Gangtok
May 17th 2016 : The New Sadar Police Station inaugurated by HCM.
July 17th 2016 : Kanchendzonga National Park declared as World Heritage site by UNESCO.
August 1st 2016: Ropeway from Rock Garden Namchi to Samdruptse inaugurated.
August 13th 2016: Massive landslide blocks Kanaka River at Dzongu North Sikkim resulting in formation of lake. The lake has been named Theenung tek Wishing lake.
August 30th 2016: Sikkim Legislative Assembly ratifies the 122nd Constitution Amendment Bill on Goods and Services Tax (GST)
October 3rd 2016: Shri Vishwa Vinayak Mandir inaugurated at Rhenock by Dinesh Chandra Organising Secy General Vishwa Hindu Parishad in presence of Chief Minister
October 6th 2016: Chief Minister Pawan Chamling receives Sustainable Development Leadership Award from the President of India
November 10th 2016: Chief Minister Pawan Chamling lays the foundation stone for the ropeway to Bhaledunga at Dhapper at Yangang.
January 5th 2017: Sikkim adjudged the 17th best place to visit in the world in 2017 by the New York Times.
January 20th 2017: Chief Minister Pawan Chamling inaugurates Sri Krishna Pranami Mangal Dham Mandir at Namphing Bermoik South Sikkim.
January 21st 2017: Suresh Prabhu, Union Railway Minister interacts with public on Good Governance at Chintan Bhawan, Gangtok
February 17th 2017: Chief Minister Pawan Chamling inaugurates the 1200 MW State III Hydro Electric Project located in Chungthang North Sikkim
April 20th 2017: Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkhari on a 3 day visit to Sikkim. Inaugurates Road project.
May 15th 2017: Chief Minister Pawan Chamling conferred the 1st Bhairon Singh Shekawat Life time Achievement Award by President of India at Jaipur
May 19th 2017: Union Home Minister Raj Nath Singh on a 3 day visit to Sikkim.
June 5th 2017: Gangtok Municpal Corporation alongwith Green Circle, a local environment group launch an initiative at MG Marg, Gangtok to collect Electronic Waste (E Waste) from the public.
June 15th 2017: China destroys two Indian Army bunkers at Dokala near the trijunction of Bhutan, India and China
July 1st 2017: Ropeway at Tsomgo lake inaugurated by Minister Tourism Mr Ugyen Gyatso
July 5th 2017: The foundation stone of Sikkim Institute of Science and Technology laid at Chisopani, South Sikkim by Pawan Chamling, Chief Minister
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What is the area of Sikkim?
Name the trijunction of Bhutan, Sikkim and West Bengal.
Name the smallest District of Sikkim
Name the largest District of Sikkim
Name the mountain range betweeen Nepal and Sikkim.
On which border of Sikkim is Chiwabhanjang pass situated?
Name the source of River Tista
'Name the place where river Tista meets river Rangit.
Name the river that demarcates the boundary between South and East District.
Of the four holy caves, name the one in the North of Tashiding.
Name the largest glacier of Sikkim.
In which district is the hotspring of Yumey Samdong located?
Name the third Chogyal of Sikkim.
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