Sunday, June 10, 2018

SPNS conducts Philatelic and Numismatic workshop at TNA

Gangtok, June 09: Sikkim Philatelic and Numismatic Society conducted a one day Philatelic and Numismatic workshop at Tashi Namgyal Academy at Gangtok. Display of philatelic and numismatic materials was also kept for the students.  TNA becomes the first school in Sikkim to set up a Philatelic and Numismatic club, reads the press release.

The power-point presentation of how to start philately was explained by Vivek Yonzone while the Numismatic Workshop was carried out by Vikrant Yonzone. Ganesh Pradhan, President SPNS congratulated the school for coming up with the hobby club for students. Pradhan also thanked Retd. Major VK Pillai, Director cum Principal, TNA for initiating the hobby club. Shital Pradhan, Secretary, SPNS speaking on the occasion appealed to the students to appreciate the beauty of the hobby and pursue it with sincerity and dedication. Philatelic and Numismatic hobbies if done in a proper way can give you name, fame and above all knowledge of the world around, added Pradhan. 

Roshan Prasad, International Medalist on Philately shared with the students about launching a Scholarship Scheme called Deen Dayal SPARSH Yojana to award children in the class category of Standard VI to IX by the Department of Posts, Government of India. From the TNA school, teachers involved at the stamp club included Parbati Basnett, Kelsang Wangmoo, Nirmala Pradhan and Adwina Gurung.

Tuesday, June 05, 2018

World Environment Day 2018 : Shantinagar Gaon Sudhar Samiti

Singtam, 05/6/2018 : Shantinagar Gaon Sudhar Samiti conducted a plantation drive at Ranikhola walkway in Shantinagar on the occasion of World Environment Day 2018. Present on the occasion as special guests were Manzil Kharel, RO (Singtam Range) and Roshan Rai, SHO (Singtam P.S) along with ward panchayat of Shantinagar Deepa Chettri and members of SGSS.
Around 100 saplings were planted along the Ranikhola walkway after cleaning the area. Krishna Chettri, President SGSS welcomed the guests in his speech and talked about the importance of protecting our environment. 
RO Manzil Kharel showed a demo of how to plant a sappling in a correct way and also thanked SGSS for their effort. He also said these trees are here because of our ancestors and therefore it is our responsibility to plant trees and protect this environment for our future generation.
SHO Roshan Rai appreciated the work of SGSS and emphasised on protecting these sappling after its planted and provided his full support to do so. Advisor L.N.Pradhan thanked the guests and the members of SGSS for their support and presence.

World Environment Day 2018 : Rekape Primary School

Rekape Primary School observed World Environment Day 2018 in its own small scale way.To mark the occasion the school installed waste baskets totally made up of bamboo products around the school campus.
The baskets which are organic in nature was donated by a good Samaritan from Mumbai, Sudipta mukherjee Mandal , on behalf of her mother in law , who was very impressed by the effort of the school children and teachers towards cleanliness awareness and practices . 
Mrs. Mandal is a facilitator on behalf of Temi Tea, for CHALAMTHANG. To work towards making it the cleanest organic village and Eco tourism destination. 
She works in the areas of community development, skill development and cohesion, and is a community artist who is in Sikkim right now . 
Earlier, the school teachers Ganga Maya Subba and Sarala Rai took students to school campuses to weeding and cleaning the plants planted yesteryears. Also, the teachers highlighted on the importance of plants and the way to take care of them.

World Environment Day 2018 : Titribotey Pr.School

Titribotey Pr.School observed World Environment Day 2018 with the theme Beat plastic pollution on 5th June at the school premises showing the full support for environment with much enthusiasm. The students also took active participation in cleaning the school surrounding.
The headmaster of the school highlighted the importance of the day and aware the students about the negative effects on the use of plastics.

Sunday, June 03, 2018

ALPINE 2018’s stamps and coins lures Darjeeling

DARJEELING, JUNE 3 : ALPINE 2018, a two days Philatelic and Numismatic Exhibition organized by Alpine Philatelic and Numismatic Society (APNS), Darjeeling  ended with great enthusiasm on June 2, 2018. More than thousand visitors on both days was the highlight of the event, said Vivek Yonzone, Secretary APNS. This shows that there is interest among all ages of life about the two intellectual hobbies, added Yonzone.

The first day of the two day event saw four postcards released by Mr. Pranay Rai, Public Prosecutor, Darjeeling Bar Association, Chief Guest of the day and Saroj Nembang, Assistant Superintendent, Postal Department, Darjeeling Division. The four postcards featured identities of Darjeeling i.e. Toy Train, Tea Plantation, Pine Trees and logo of APNS. The postcards were posted the same day through a vintage British era post box placed inside the venue.

Trisala Gurung and Sulochana Tamang, Everester, Samantha Dong, Lady Land Rover Instructor, members of Mantra Band, Satika Subba, actress and Heads of School were among the distinguished guests present on the first day. More than 20 schools from different corners of Darjeeling had participated in the Sit and Draw Competition and Letter Writing Competition. Members of APNS, Philatelists from Sikkim Philatelic and Numismatic Society, students from different schools had displayed philatelic and numismatic materials on different themes.

Mr. Ganesh Pradhan, President of Sikkim Philatelic and Numismatic Society was presented with a memento for being honoured with the Sikkim Sewa Samman by the Sikkim State Government recently. The display of Black Penny, the world’s first postage stamp drew lots of public attention and appreciation. The popular stamp owned by Vivek Yonzone was displayed in Darjeeling for a very first time.  Thousands of stamps and numismatic materials displayed at the Hayden Hall at the heart of Darjeeling brought back charm of old Darjeeling philatelic days.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Pranay Rai, the Chief Guest appreciated the efforts of Alpine Philatelic and Numismatic Society for organizing the event and helping Darjeeling reconnect with its glory past. Mr. Vivek Yonzone in his address spoke in brief about the event and how it was planned. Mr. Anand Yonzone, Director of North Point Academy gave the welcome speech who is also the member of APNS. Students of North Point Academy performed a welcome dance choreographed by Srijana Yonzone.

The concluding day of the event had a Philatelic Workshop by Mr. Vivek Yonzone and Numismatic Workshops by Mr. Saibal Sengupta and Mr. Vikrant Yonzone.  Mr. Sushil Karthok, President APNS distributed trophies and certificates to the winners of the Sit and Draw Competition and Letter Writing Competition. Tokens of ‘Outstanding Improvement’ in philatelic and numismatic display were awarded to Dr. Ranjana Yonzone (Moktan), Mr. Palzer Sherpa, Mr Sitesh Chettri and Mr. Saibal Sengutpta respectively. Mementos of Gratitude were also received by Rabin Sharma, Darjeeling Postal Department, Shital Pradhan, Sikkim Philatelic and Numismatic Society and Nelima Yonzone, North Point Academy for their support towards ALPINE 2018.

Monday, May 28, 2018

Himalayan Clean Up Campaign : Rhenock

The Govt Jr High School Rhenock Bazar organized a cleanliness drive on joint venture with the police station, the renowned local NGO The - 10, 09-Rhenock GPU, the Golden Cross pharmaceutical company, the CHC and public in and around Rhenock Bazar today on the occasion of "The Himalayan Cleanup", a day long nation wide  initiative to clean 12 mountainous states including Sikkim.

Himalayan Clean Up Campaign : Singtam SSS

"Clean Himalaya mountains" an initiative taken by 12 different states of our country was being organised by NSS (National Service Scheme) under the guidance of coordinator teachers Mr. M.K Singh, Mr. Upendra Singh,  Mrs. Girija Khatiwara, Mrs. D.K Sharma, Mrs. Rakha Pradhan, Mrs. Hansa Rai, Mr. Ram Bdr. Chettri and Mr. Monu Hang Khewa,  supported by SAATHI (Sikkim against addiction towards healthy India), Eco- club and sports club of Govt Sr sec school singtam with the aim to bring the growing issue of Himalayan region being cluttered. It is also being organised to bring  attention on the problem of waste in the mountains, specially single use of plastic waste though a day dedicated to not only cleaning up campaign in mountains, but also in understanding what is causing the mess. 

Clean up campaign was being undertaken near the walkway river side Rongnichu (singtam khola) on 26.05.18. And on the same day inter house skit competition was also executed as Saturdays house activity in a theme " Harmful effects of plastics" to make aware to upcoming generation as well.

Himalayan Clean Up Campaign : CHALAMTHANG


The budding rice bowl of Sikkim is geared up to become also the states first cleanest organic village..

The village is committed to maintain its cleanliness standards by putting in place both preventive awareness and operational garbage dumping methods.

As one good act leads to another..
In exploring ways of cleanliness and beautifying the village, 
It has now discovered interesting tourist spots within the village.

1)DEORALI the good vibes viewing POINT, 
A mesmerising view of the river below, from the woods with tall trees and a little shrine dedicated to the FORESTS.
you can sit around and let the Good vibes seep in ..

2)The natural Rock GARDEN has already become a FAVORITE.

A beach on the riverside, with maize fields swaying in the wind . Day picnics, Fishing , Barbecue or just hanging around.

The villagers have come together and worked hard to make these spots more accessible and tourist friendly.. 
keeping its natural beauty intact and putting systems in place to encourage cleanliness.

We hope these new routes will take Chalamthang to the next level in eco tourism and delight all our guests by bringing them close to the nature.

Himalayan Clean Up Campaign : Rekape Primary School

26-05-2018: Rekape Primary School today organised cleaning campaign under HIMALAYAN CLEANUP initiative.
Volunteers: 15
Wastes collected so far:
70 pcs tetra pack
45 l of non branded plastic
10 kg of tins/metals
Among PET bottles sprite, coca-cola maaza, mineral water bottles, edible oil bottles, mirinda, Pepsi topped the list. Some 200 of them were found.
More than 4200 nos of Multilayered plastics were collected
Some 1600 of small plastics of Krishna matar and Punte mama were also collected
The multilayered plastics and plastic bags are kept in school for reuse.
Panchayat took responsibility of disposing all the other wastes


Himalayan Clean Up Campaign : Rorathang

May 26: A cleanliness drive in support for Himalayan Clean Up Campaign and Environment Day - Beat the plastic was organised by Rorathang Social welfare association in collaboration with Titribotey PS and Rorathang Sec. School at Rorathang Bazaar the programme was headed by ward Panchyat Mrs Anju Gajmer.
The drive was actively participated by different SHGs, workers from Cipla-II, students and local public.The ward Panchayat Mrs Anju Gajmer highlighted the importance of cleanliness drive and sensitize the local people about the negative effects of plastic waste problem which has become a global environmental issues. she also decided to do the same in days to come to bring awareness  among people for better clean and green environment. The programme was concluded after cleaning the bazaar and Rorathang PHSC.