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August 20 declared as government holiday in Sikkim from next year: CM Prem Singh Tamang

GANGTOK: Sikkim Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang (Golay) today announced that from next year August 20 would be declared as a government holiday.

August 20 is annually observed as Bhasa Diwas.

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On August 20, the Nepali language was recognised in the eight schedules of an Indian Constitution in the year 1992.

Addressing a function at Soreng on the occasion of the 81st birth anniversary of Late Nar Bahadhur Bhandari, CM Tamang said, “ I declare government holiday on August 20 from next year as a day to celebrate the recognition of Nepali language in the Indian constitution.”

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