Thursday, May 15, 2014

State Day function to be brief, awards ceremony to be held later

GANGTOK, 13 May: This year’s State Day function will be a brief one, with the awards ceremony postponed for a later date. Since the counting of votes for the general elections 2014 is also to be held on the same day [Friday], the State government has postponed the conferring of the State Civilian Awards, officials inform.  
The State Day function will be held at Chintan Bhawan in a brief function of around one hour and is expected to be addressed by Chief Minister Pawan Chamling and Governor Shriniwas Patil.
The programme is scheduled to begin at 9AM and conclude by 9:45 AM.
Home Secretary MG Kiran informed that it has been decided that the State Civilian Awards will be conferred after the formation of the new government. This year, 37 persons will be conferred the State Awards.

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