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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Shantinagar Gaon Sudhar Samiti condoles passing of the former CM of Sikkim NB Bhandari

July 17: Members of Shantinagar Gaon Sudhar Samiti held a condolence meeting at the premises of LN Pradhan, Advisor SGSS’s residence to pay homage to the passing away of Shree N B Bhandari, former Chief Minister of Sikkim. Two minute silence was observed on the moment after lighting the candle by the head monk of Karma Thujee Choeling Monastery, Shantinagar under the guidance of President of SGSS, Shri Krishna Chettri. 
T B Pradhan, Advisor SGSS addressed the gathering that included advisors, executive members, monks of Karma Thujee Choeling Monastary, Shantinagar, senior citizens and other members. Chettri said, we share the deep sadness with the family members and wish that almighty god give them strength to come out of this grievous moment.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

ISL players to kick the ball at Golitar Singtam Ground

SINGTAM, JUNE 14: The star players of Indian Super League are set to kick the ball at Golitar Ground, Singtam for a special exhibition football match on June 18. The special program that also includes felicitation ceremony of more than two dozen star players is unique in the history of Singtam. Members of
Howlers Sporting Club, Golitar has done this unthinkable. The young team of HSC will be facing the star studded team of ISL. Gopal Baraily, MLA Central Pandam would graced the occasion as the Chief Guest that will also have other popular football faces and other sports players of Sikkim as Special Guests.
Senior pro from India team Nirmal Chettri, Sanju Pradhan, Bikash Jairu and Robin Gurung will be among the glittering stars of the day. Lhamu Tamang, a young boxer from Adarsh Gaon who had been selected for SAI camp at Bhopal for Youth Commonwealth Games in Brahamas (to be held this July) would also be felicitated on the occasion. 

Nishant Subba, President HSC said it would be a great encouragement for the youngsters to watch and talk with their idols. Our club is focused and determined on providing opportunities and platform, added Subba. Howlers Sporting Club was set up on 2012 and they have secured there place in Second Division Sikkim League. The players of HSC has been playing for SAI Namchi, Jharkhand Bokaro SAIL, Himalayan Sporting Club Gangtok and Royal Wahingdo FC, Shillong.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017



Januka Sharma Rizal, a third year student of English Honours from Sikkim Government College, Tadong has been selected to play the female lead role from the number of participants that took part on the auditions.

Miss Sikkim 2nd runners up 2016, Januka belongs from Pakyong. Her hobbies includes dancing, acting and modelling. She also had participated at numerous plays and acting opportunities since her school days.

RAHASYA is an under production Nepali Horror film under the banner of Kreative Eye Production and to be directed by Arjun Chapagai. It is the first horror film made in Sikkim.




Residence of Ranipool, Pooja Kadel plays a very significant role in the movie RAHASYA. She is one of the contestants of Miss Sikkim 2017 to be held this July.
Pooja Kadel is soon to be seen in a nepali film playing the title role of BARSA. She is the product of Sikkim Government College, Tadong.
RAHASYA is an under production Nepali Horror film under the banner of Kreative Eye Production and to be directed by Arjun Chapagai. It is the first horror film made in Sikkim.

Shantinagar felicitates its ten students

Singtam, June 13: Ten students of Shantinagar, Singtam were felicitated by Shantinagar Gaon Sudhar Samiti that had successfully completed their Class X and XII Board Examination on June 12, 2017. In a program held at Archigos Preparatory School, the students were passed on good wishes and blessed for their future endeavour. Students along with their parents were congratulated and offered khadas. 
Among the ten recipients Shareen Rai who had achieved 96.8 % in ICSE from St. Joseph’s Convent, Kalimpong was a District Topper. Kishore Subba from Singtam SSS was the School Topper at Commerce Stream in Class XII. The other students to receive the honour were Jayashree Rai, Razat Waiba, Neha Chettri, Diki Waiba, Sai Raj Sharma, Chewang Namgyal Bhutia (all Class X); Roshni Subba and Manisha Gurung (both Class XII). These students were from Singtam SSS, East Point SSS, Sumin Linzey SS and DPS Siliguri. KB Chettri, Principal Singtam SSS was the Chief Guest of the day while AH Khan and LN Padhan were guest of honour. The Chief Guest in his address congratulated the students and said the honour is presented to encourage everyone and at the same time it is a thought that we should never forget our society. TB Pradhan, Advisor SGSS was the host of the day. Other people to speak on the day included Krishna Chettri, President, SGSS and PP Upretti, Vice President, SGSS. Shyam Rai, father of Shareen Rai also spoked on the occasion.

Friday, June 09, 2017

Saga Dawa celebrated at Shantinagar - Singtam Gumpa

SINGTAM, JUNE 9: Saga Dawa was celebrated with enthusiasm and happiness at Karma Thuji Cheoling Gumpa at Shantinagar, Singtam. The celebration included peace rally carrying Holy Book from Shantinagar Gumpa to Adarsh Goan and back to Gumpa. Trulku Rigzin Rangzong Rangdrol (Deorali) graced the occasion by his holy blessings. 

Somnamth Poudhyal, Agriculture Minister cum Area MLA, Ugen T Gyatso, Tourism Minister and Shyam Pradhan, Parliamentary Secretary, HRDD were the Special Guests of the day followed by other distinguished guests in and around Singtam. Hundreds of devotees of all age of life took part in the procession carrying the Holy Scriptures. 

The devotees walked through Shantinagar Gumpa till Adarsh Gaon via Singtam bazaar and back to Gumpa. Different organizations of Singtam distributed ice-creams, milk shakes, fruit juices, waters and others for the children and seniors carrying the holy book during bazaar visit.

Monday, June 05, 2017

BAMOS visits Sakyong Chisopani JHS to celebrate WED

Singtam, June 5: A four member team of Butterflies and Moths of Sikkim (BAMOS) Nature Conserving Society visited Sakyong Chisoapani JHS to celebrate World Environment Day today. The program was conducted in collaboration with Butterflies and Moth of Sikkim Nature Conservation Foundation (BAMOS NCF) with support from Rufford Foundation. Plantation of different saplings and workshop on butterfly conservation was the highlight of the day. 

A day long program started with the welcome speech of Shital Pradhan, Green Teacher, SC JHS Eco Club. Thereafter Satish Chandra Pradhan, Headmaster of the school addressing the gathered audience of guests, school staff and students spoked about the importance of biodiversity and its presence for human survival. Dr. Sanjog Rai, member of BAMOS interacted with the students and informed them about the significance of butterfly and other insects for our ecology. Rai further said the theme of BAMOS for this year World Environment Day was Butterfly Conservation. 

Different varieties of saplings were planted around the school premises by the four Houses of the school (Orchid, Jasmine, Lily and Daffodils) along with their respective House Masters. Those saplings included ‘Host and Nectar plants of butterflies’. The team of BAMOS also took part in the plantation and they even gifted flower seeds to the school. They presented posters of butterflies published by BAMOS to the School Headmaster. At the end of the day a workshop was conducted by Dr. Sanjog Rai, Shailendra Dewan, Prem Chettri and Nawang G Bhutia for the students of senior classes with pictorial presentation through laptop.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017


 SINGTAM, MAY 31: Sikkim Philatelic and Numismatic Society celebrated its 12th anniversary with a hobby exhibition at Bihari Dharamsala, Singtam on May 30th, 2017. Inspire 2017- a hobby fest featured display of stamps, coins, bank notes, antiques, matchbox collection, autographs, old newspapers, identity cards and button flowers.

KN Rai, Hon’ble Speaker, Sikkim Legislative Assembly graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. Other distinguished guests included President and Councillors (Singtam Nagar Panchayat and Rangpo Nagar Panchayat), SDPO (Rangpo), SHO (Singtam), Range Officer (T-Singtam), President (Sirwani Chisopani GPU), MEO (Singtam), Head/ Representatives of Institutions/students (Singtam SSS, East Point SSS, Sirwani SS, Ralap SS, Sumin Linzey SS, Singlebong JHS, Sakyong Chisopani JHS, Burung JHS, Lower Tanak PS and Mt Zion - Singtam), social workers and others.

The event was organised in association with Summit Times, English daily newspaper from Gangtok and Singtam Nagar Panchayat. The other associated partners are ‘Proud to be a Sikkimese’ blog and Cricket Philately.
Chief Guest KN Rai inaugurated the Heritage Post Box near the famed Water Fountain of Singtam along with a stone carving on Sikkim Postal History. He then walked towards the Exhibition Hall with more than 200 students making two rows of line on his both side. Rai visited the exhibition hall and interacted with every individual who had displayed their priceless collections.
The second phase of the program started with Nirmal Mangar, host of the noon session. Ganesh Pradhan, President SPNS welcomed the guests and spoke about the event. Vivek Yonzone,  Council member, SPNS gave a power point presentation on hobby that was appreciated by the crowded audience.
Hon’ble Speaker, SLA on his speech appreciated the efforts made by SPNS. He appealed to the students to follow hobby and make an identity on it. He further said the younger generation should make the society and the state proud.
The members of SPNS that displayed their collections were Ganesh Pradhan, Deepen Pradhan, Vikrant Yonzone, Shital Pradhan, Sushil Karthak, Roshan Prasad, Vivek Yonzone, Krishna Chettri, Yogesh Gurung, Padam Parajuli and Sishir Pradhan. Postal Department stall was also displayed under the guidance of Sameer Pradhan.
Singtam Nagar Panchayat, Roshan Prasad, Sharad Dhamala and the team from Postal Department Binita Tamang, Dhiraj Tamang and Abhik Pal were felicitated on the day for their contribution towards the installation of the Heritage Post Box. Three students each from eight schools participated at the Painting Competition on the theme of Swacha Bharat Abhiyan that was eventually won by East Point SSS bagging the 1st and the 3rd position and a student from Ralap SS winning the second position.
Roshan Prasad, Treasurer, SPNS spoke about the importance of installing the Heritage Post Box, first of its kind in Sikkim where the postal history dates back to 1888. Shital Pradhan, General Secretary, SPNS informed the hall about the 12 years of progress made by the members of Sikkim Philatelic and Numismatic Society. Pradhan informed about the national and international accolades received by the fellow members.


Saturday, April 22, 2017


SINGTAM, APRIL 22: Sakyong Chisopani JHS observed Earth Day today at its school premises. All the students joined hand together and formed circles at the school play-ground. Ninety students of the school formed four circles inside a larger circle and showed the symbol of unity in humanity.

Satish Pradhan, Headmaster of the school on the occasion spoked about the importance of the day. He talked about the role of students in the preservation and conservation of the mother earth. Shital Pradhan, Green Teacher of the school asked the students to love, care and protect the earth for the future generation. 

An inter-house hand writing competition was also organised on the day for junior and senior category.


Sunday, March 26, 2017

Rahasya audition completed

The Gangtok audition of a Nepali film 'RAHASYA' got completed on March 25, 2017 at Nepali Sahitya Parishad Bhawan, Development Area. Total twenty two aspiring actors and actress had attended the audition and we had finalised our final list of casts, added Arjun Chapagai, Director of the movie. Chapagai further said the film is based on a true story and the first Nepali horror feature film produced from Sikkim. 
The high point of the film will be its special effect and the post production will be done in a studio at Mumbai, said the film director. Similarly the first audition was held at Singtam Community Hall a week ago where more than dozen participants had participated. The film is suppose to start its shooting schedule from April 10, 2017. The movie is produced under the banner of Kreative Eye Production.

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