Social media at this juncture is used by people from all walks of life. Personalties from social, political, entertainment or scientific world etc are using social media accounts to not just publish the developments and the process of their work or brand but also to connect to their followers, fans or well wishers. Social media account is the new personal tool when it comes to reaching out to mass at once.
Personalities with greater achievements have also become victims of various propaganda and impersonation. Social media accounts if not used efficiently can either make or break one. Thus, social media giants like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter verifies social media accounts of personalities and confer them with blue tick beside their name to prevent any impersonation.
This article is written on a lighter readable note to highlight about personalities of Sikkim who currently owns a blue ticked account on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter ranging from politics, sports to entertainment. Find the personalities below;
Prem Singh Tamang better known as PS Golay is the current Chief Minister of Sikkim. He dethroned the longest serving Chief Minister Pawan Chamling in the recently held 2019 general assembly elections and became the 6th Chief Minister of 22nd State of Indian Union. He is the President of Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM). He is very active on Facebook and Twitter but only his Facebook page with 47K followers is verified. His Twitter and Instagram handles still remain unverified.
Pawan Chamling, the former Chief Minister of Sikkim and President of Sikkim Democratic Front who governed Sikkim for the last 25 years owns a verified account on Facebook with 294K followers. He holds a record of being the longest serving Chief Minister of any state in India. His verified account on Facebook looks very active with daily updates on politics and social issues. He isn’t much active on Instagram, despite consistent updates on his Twitter account, the handle still remains unverified.
Bhaichung Bhutia, is a prominent Indian footballer and former captain of Indian National Football Team. He has been conferred with Padma Shri and Arjuna Award. He is also a political face in the state of Sikkim. He is the working President of a political outfit ‘Hamro Sikkim Party’ (HSP). He also runs a football academy across 21 cities in India known as Bhaichung Bhutia Football Academy. From being a footballer to an entertainer in a reality television show, and seriously into politics of Sikkim at present, Bhutia is very consistent in updating his social media handles viz Facebook, Instagram and Twitter with his personal, brand endorsements, social and political updates and is verified in all three. He owns 222K followers on Facebook, 91.1K followers on Instagram and 24.4K on Twitter.
Prem Das Rai is prominent face in the political conclave of Sikkim. He is currently the Senior Vice President of Sikkim Democratic Front which governed the state of Sikkim for 25 years. He is the former Lok Sabha Member of Parliament from Sikkim constituency serving two times in the 15th and 16th Lok Sabha, first elected in 2009 election and re-elected in 2014. He has the distinction of being the first Member of Parliament with both Indian Institutes of Technology and Indian Institutes of Management degrees. Rai surprisingly is no where in Facebook and Instagram but is active with his regular updates on Twitter. Currently he has 5K followers on Twitter and is verified.
When it comes to verification of social media accounts, many sportspersons from Sikkim who have earned national and international fame are successful in acquiring blue tick beside their names in their social media handles.
There are many national and international footballers who are verified by social media giants, to name few are Sikkim born Indian Footballers Nirmal Chettri, Sanju Pradhan, Bikash Jairu, Komal Thatal, Asish Rai and Phurba Lachenpa who owns verified Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts.
Nirmal Chettri has verified accounts with 41K followers on Facebook, 14.7K on Instagram and 15.7K on Twitter.
Sanju Pradhan has been verified on Facebook with 55K followers and Instagram with 16.6K followers. Bikash Jairu is also verified on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter with 14K, 17.3K and 1284 Followers.
Komal Thatal is another celebrated footballer from Sikkim who has a verified Instagram account with 42.9K followers. Asish Rai and Phurba Lachenpa have verified Instagram accounts with 8K and 3K followers.
Tarundeep Rai , the celebrated professional Indian archer from Sikkim represented India in various International platforms. He represented Indian prominently in Asian Games and Olympics many times. An Olympian who is a Padma Shri and Arjuna Awardee has a verified social media accounts with 7K followers on Facebook, and Instagram and 1.5K followers on Twitter.
When it comes to art and entertainment, Sikkim proudly have few names who are doing wonders in the fashion and entertainment industry too. Empowered girls like Peden Ongmu Namgyal and Manila Pradhan have made all Sikkimese proud. Peden Ongmu Namgyal is Miss Supranational India 2017 who represented India in the most celebrated Miss Supranational 2017 held at Poland. She is also the former Miss Sikkim and Miss Northeast Diva. She is verified on Instagram with 22.3K followers.
Manila Pradhan is an Indian model from Namchi, Sikkim. She won the reality show ‘MTV Supermodel of the year Season 1 in 2019. She has her Instagram account verified and has around 122K followers.
Rinzing Denzongpa may not be often seen in Sikkim because he stays in Mumbai while making all Sikkimese proud like his father Danny Denzongpa. Son of a legendary actor Danny Denzongpa, as per various online reports Rinzing is all set to debut in Bollywood. Rinzing is verified on Instagram and has around 61.5K followers.
Amongst the popular names from Sikkim who owns a verified social media accounts, Journalists Karma S Paljor and Nitesh R Pradhan also adds up to the list. Verification of Journalist on social media accounts looks quite imperative when it comes to catering credible news and information.
Karma S Paljor, an Editor-In-Chief of northeast based digital news platform ‘Eastmojo’ is also verified on Facebook and Twitter. He currently has around 75K followers on Facebook and 17.1K followers on Twitter. He also worked with CNN News18, CNBC TV 18, and Times of India.
Nitesh R Pradhan the former bureau chief of Independent media house of Sikkim ‘Sikkim Chronicle’ and former staff reporter of Summit Times and currently working as Editor in Voice of Sikkim got recently verified on Twitter. He currently has 4.5K followers in Twitter and is consistent with his updates.
Sikkim Chronicle has researched to find verified social media accounts of various Sikkimese personalities. The platform probably may have missed many for which the platform remains open up for any changes in story in future.
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