Governor of Sikkim Lakshman Prasad Acharya, graced the Foundation Day celebration of several States and Union Territories at Raj Bhavan in Gangtok on Wednesday. The event brought together representatives from Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Punjab, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Chandigarh, Delhi, Lakshadweep, and Puducherry at Raj Bhavan.
In his address, the Governor extended his heartfelt congratulations to the various States and Union Territories and expressed his delight on the occasion. He noted that the event was not only a celebration but also a display of emotions and unity. The performances of Sahastra Sema Baal conveyed a powerful message: that our brave soldiers not only exhibit their strength on the borders but also showcase their musical talents on stage. The event was a testament to the passion and cultural diversity of India, as attendees gathered in their traditional attire to celebrate their respective foundation days.
The Governor emphasized the significance of celebrating different states throughout the country, aligning with the vision of "Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat" (One India, Great India). Furthermore, he highlighted the unique characteristics and contributions of each state and union territory, from Andhra Pradesh's historical monuments to Chhattisgarh's historic temples and cities, and from Haryana's greenery to the achievements of Haryana athletes in Asian games. The Governor lauded Karnataka as a technology hub and Kerala as the home of temples and scenic beauty, both representing the rich cultural tapestry of our nation.
He spoke about the potential of Madhya Pradesh with its beautiful cities like Ujjain, Gwalior, Indore, and Bhopal, which add to the rich heritage of the nation. Tamil Nadu was celebrated as a favourite tourist destination with beautiful temples and Punjab with its green fields, hardworking farmers, and the iconic Golden Temple. Andaman and the Nicobar Islands were compared to heaven, while Chandigarh and Delhi were celebrated for their incomparable beauty. Lakshadweep and Puducherry were acknowledged for their contributions to the nation, and celebrating them in Sikkim was a proud moment.