Current Affairs 16/05/2017

  • Chamling conferred with first BS Shekhawat award by President 107 Published On: 16/05/2017  

    Chamling conferred with first BS Shekhawat award by President

    Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling was conferred with the first Bhairon Singh Shekhawat Lifetime Achievement Honour in Public Service by President Pranab Mukherjee.

    The award was conferred during the first Bhairon Singh Shekhawat memorial lecture delivered by the President.

    Chamling, who was first elected to power in 1994, is all set to break the record of Jyoti Basu as longest serving Chief Minister in India.

    Known as the 'Land of Flowers' with a population of around six lakhs, Sikkim is gaining popularity as first fully organic state in India.