SIKKIM MARCHES FORWARD
No plastic bags! Conserve your environment and ecology. Chief minister Chamlings resolution has borne result. Sikkim is the first and only state in India to have banned the use of non-biodegradable products. Also banned is the grazing of cattle in the reserve forests.
There are many a religious projects to attract Buddhist tourist from across the world. These include a 105 feet statue of Lord Shiva at Namchi, a sky-high statue of Guru Rinpoche at Samdrupse,
Kirateswari Temple at Legship, 105-feet granite temple at Gangtok and a replica of Dakshineswar Kali Temple at the Kalibari of Sikkim.
Sikkim serves an exemplary record in the conservation of biodiversity and development. It has the lowest infant mortality and child malnutrition rates; conversely, high literacy rate is achievement led the Union Planning Commission to declare that Sikkim is poised to become Indias first poverty free State.
Reach-The-Sky project of Sikkim Tourism Development Corporation makes possible an air view of the snow-clad Khangchendzonga, the third highest peak in the world. Thanks to the five-seater single engine long ranger Textron aircraft, one can view the snowy peaks.