The idea of a sustained and structured cultural connect between people of different regions was mooted by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi during the Rashtriya Ekta Divas held on 31st October, 2015, to commemorate the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Hon’ble Prime Minister propounded that cultural diversity is a joy that ought to be celebrated through mutual interaction & reciprocity between people of different States and UTs so that a common spirit of understanding resonates throughout the country. Every State and UT in the country would be paired with another State/UT for a time period, during which they would carry out a structured engagement with one another in the spheres of language, literature, cuisine, festivals, cultural events, tourism etc.
The State of Sikkim is paired with Delhi Union Territory to implement the program under Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat. Accordingly, AICTE allotted the pairing Institutes/University for National Institute of Technology Sikkim from time to time for the implementation of the program.
For more information may visit at https://ekbharat.gov.in