Sikkim GK, a brief overview

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Sikkim GK, a brief overview
Sikkim GK, a brief overview

Check out the “Sikkim GK a brief overview, Here we include a quick overview about Sikkim like its  Rivers, Dams, Festivals, GI tagged Products,  Current Chief Ministers & Governors, protected areas of Sikkim  and State Symbols. Later we will be covered each of this points in details.

Sikkim GK, a brief overview

❖ History
• The Kingdom of Sikkim was founded by the Namgyal dynasty. It was ruled by Buddhist priest-kings known as the Chogyal. It became a princely state of British India in 1890.  After 1947 Sikkim became a Union of India and the Republic of India after 1950. In 1973 Sikkim joining India as its 22nd state.

• State Hood Day ➞ 16 May
• Capital ➞ Gangtok
• Area ➞ 7096 Km^2
• Chief Minister ➞ Prem Sing Tamang (SKM)
• Governor ➞ Ganga Prasad

• Official Language: English,Nepali,Sikkimese, Lepcha
• Additional official: Gurung, Limbu, Magar, Mukhia, Newari, Rai, Sherpa, Tamang

❖ Symbols of Sikkim
• State Animal ➞ Red Panda
• State Bird ➞ Blood Pheasant
• State Tree  ➞ Rhododendron
• State Flower ➞ Noble Dendrobium

• Motto: Kham-sum-wangdu [Conqueror of the three worlds]
• State Song: Jahan Bagcha Teesta Rangee

❖ Border State of Sikkim
• West Bengal

❖ Border Countries of Sikkim
• China
• Bhutan
• Nepal

❖ Important Nick Names of Sikkim
• Paradise of the Botanists
•  Indrakil, the garden of the war god Indra.

✪ Lok Sabha: 1 seats
✪ Rajya Sabha (1 seats)
✪ Density: 86 / km2
✪ Sex Ratio: 890 /1000
✪ Literacy Rate: 82.6%

★ Geographical Indications tagged Products
• Sikkim Large Cardamom
• Dalle Khursani

❖ Communities and Tribes of Sikkim
• Lepchas
• Bhutias
• Nepalese
• Limbu
• Chhetri
• Rai
• Tamang
• Gurung
• Sherpa
• Bahan

➲ High Court ➞ Sikkim High court
➲ Chief Justice ➞ Biswanath Somadder

❖ Famous Festivals of Sikkim
• Losar
• Sonam Lochar
• Ramnawami (ChaiteDasin)
• Saga Dawa
• Bhanu Jayanti
• Drukpa Tshechi
• Tendong LhoRum Faat
• Indra Jatra
• Pang-Lhabsol
• Lhabab Duechen
•Tamu Lochar
• Losoong/Namsoong
• Kagyed Dance
• Sakewa

❖ Folk Dance of Sikkim
• Chu Faat
• Sikmari
•Singhi
• Yak Chaam & Singhi Chaam
• Denzong Gnenha
• Tashi Yangku
• Maruni
• Chutkey

• Mask Dance
• Limboo or Subba Folk Dance
• Tamang Selo
• Rechungma
• Lu Khangthamo

❖  National Park (NP) of Sikkim
•Khangchendzonga National Park

❖ Wildlife Sanctuaries of Sikkim
• Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary, 1977
• Fambong Lho Wildlife Sanctuary, 1984
• Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary, 1984
• Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary, 1987
• Varsey Rhododendron Sanctuary, 1998
• Pangolakha Wildlife Sanctuary, 2002
• Kitam Bird Sanctuary, 2005

❖ Biosphere Reserve of Sikkim
• Khangchendzonga National Park

❖ World Heritage Site of Sikkim
• Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary, 1977
• Fambong Lho Wildlife Sanctuary, 1984
• Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary, 1984
• Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary, 1987
• Varsey Rhododendron Sanctuary, 1998
• Pangolakha Wildlife Sanctuary, 2002
• Kitam Bird Sanctuary, 2005

❖ Key Industries of Sikkim
• Tourism, agriculture, floriculture, agro-processing, hydroelectric power, tea, large cardamom, minerals, electronics and pharmaceuticals.

❖ Major Rivers of Sikkim
• Teesta River
• Rangeet River
• Rangpo River
• Lachen River
• Ranikhola River
• Lachung River
• Relli River
• Jaldhaka River

❖ Important Dams of Sikkim
• Teesta Dam
• Rangpo Dam
• Rangit Dam
• Rongli Dam
• Jorethang Loop Hydroelectric Dam

❖ Important Lakes of Sikkim
• Gurudongmar Lake
•Tsomgo Chho or Changu Lake
• Khecheopari ake
• Tso Lhamo Lake
• Kathok Lake
• Menmecho Lake
• Samiti Lake

Also Read Basic GK for the following States

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