The 74th Independence Day celebrations in Sikkim will be subdued due to the rising cases of COVID-19, officials said on Tuesday. The state-level function will be held at Manan Bhawan which was earlier scheduled to be held on Paljor Stadium, the usual venue.
Officials informed that the event will be held on a smaller scale with limited invitees, but with the same zeal, enthusiasm and nationalistic fervour like previous years.
The programme will be live-streamed across various digital platforms, he said.
The decision in this regard was taken during a meeting chaired by Chief Secretary S C Gupta on Monday, the official added.
The Himalayan state has reported 688 COVID-19 cases till Monday, of which 390 are active.