First in Sikkim

First in Sikkim
Sikkim, First Organic State in the World/Image Credit: Debashish
Polity and Administration
  1. First Chief Minister of Sikkim: Kazi Lhendup Dorjee
  2. First Non-Congress Chief Minister of Sikkim: Nar Bahadur Bhandari
  3. First Elected Chief Minister of Sikkim: Nar Bahadur Bhandari
  4. First Assembly Election in Sikkim: 1979
  5. First Governor of Sikkim: BB Lal
  6. First President's Rule in Sikkim: 18 August 1979 to 17 October 1979
  7. First British Political Officer in Sikkim: JC White
  8. First Superintendent of Police of Sikkim: H.C. Dutta
  9. First Commissioner of Sikkim Police:  Mohinder Singh
  10. First Inspector General of Sikkim Police: P.R. Khurana (1975-79)
  11. First Director General of Sikkim Police: A. Ghatak (1986-88)
  12. First Woman Lok Sabha MP from Sikkim: Dil Kumari Bhandari
  13. First IAS officer of Sikkim: Meghnidhi Dahal

  1. First Modern School in English Medium in Sikkim: Tashi Namgyal Academy (1926)
  2. First University in Sikkim: Sikkim Manipal University (1994)
  3. First Engineering College in Sikkim: NIT Sikkim (2010)

  1. First Padma Shri Awardee: Sonam Gyatso (1962)
  2. First Padma Bhushan Awardee: Sonam Gyatso (1965)

  1. First Mountaineer from Sikkim to scale Mount Everest: Sonam Gyatso
  2. First Sikkim/Indian Footballer to sign contract with an English Club: Baichung Bhutia
  3. First Indian Athlete to Boycott the Olympic Tourch Relay: Baichung Bhutia
  4. First Indian footballer to have a stadium named after him: Baichung Bhutia
  5. First Indian footballer to play more than 100 international games: Baichung Bhutia

  1. First Organic State in India/World: Sikkim
  2. First Casino in Sikkim: The Casion Sikkim (2009)
  3. First Greenfield Airport in Sikkim/Northeast India: Pakyong Airport (2018)
  4. First State to Achieve 100 percent sanitization in India: Sikkim
  5. First All Woman Police Station in Sikkim: Ranipool Police Station, Gangtok
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