What Fascinates Me in the Culture of the Paired State/ UT?
By Veer Kapoor, Class 4 D, GD Goenka Public School, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi
Delhi, being the national capital and a cosmopolitan city houses diplomats, bureaucrats, ministers, national politicians. It is a state with diverse cultural backgrounds. The people of different walks such as Hindus, Sikhs, Muslims, Buddhists, and Christians live in harmony here. It is a great example of Unity in diversity. It displays the best Indian cultural programs through various cultural events. The Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Qutub Minar, India Gate and Humayun Tomb are major tourist destinations. Hindi, Punjabi, and English are the most common languages of Delhi though English is a popular language for communication between people to people contact and government.
Sikkim is a beautiful land of manifold tribes and races of people living together. The diverse tribes and communities have their unique features in addition to their particular dance forms, festivals, languages, culture, and craft forms. The miscellany of ethnic groups, religions, and languages is seen all over the place. Sikkim like Delhi also houses multi-ethnic communities and languages.
The Major religion practiced here are Hinduism and Vajrayana Buddhism and the official languages are English, Sikkimese, Nepali, and Lepcha along with Limbu, Sherpa, and Tamag. English is the most common means of communication. The Natural beauty, the third largest mountain in the world Kanchenjunga, beautiful weather, tea gardens, and cardamon agricultural fields are beautiful scenery and tempt tourist from different parts of India and abroad. It is the most environmentally conscious state. Plastic water bottles are banned here in all government meetings and events. The most fascinating part of the two states is mouth-watering and toothsome dishes. The Delhiites are known foodies and love to taste different new food. Most popular food Momos and Thukpa from Sikkim are now common food amongst young Delhiites which are available at every nook and corner. The two-state of India, Delhi, and Sikkim could be paired in the true sense of commonalities that exists between them. The most fascinating part is their diverse culture, cosmopolitan atmosphere, freedom of religious practices, variety of foods, ease of communication between people to people contact, and treatment of foreigners like natives.