Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Manjushri Public School visits Sakyong Chisopani JHS

SINGTAM, JULY 22:  For the second successive year the two schools, Manjushri Public School, Temi Tarku and Sakyong Chisopani JHS, East Sikkim had an interexchange school program. Thirty member school team of Manjushri Public School guided by Sudipta Khan, Jalpana Khan and Abinash Gurung, teachers visited Sakyong Chisopani JHS on July 17, 2015. Football match (boys), Kho-Kho (girls) and exhibitions of pencil sketch and stamps was the highlight of the day.
A program was organised by Sakyong Chisopani JHS at its premises hosted by Pemala Bhutia. Mahesh Dahal, Headmaster of the school in his welcome speech appreciated the presence of Manjushri Public School for the second successive year at the school and wished that this bridge of relationship shall be carried on in near future too. Pencil sketch by Roshan Rai, artist from Singtam and stamp exhibition by Shital Pradhan, teacher was organized that was highly appreciated by the visiting school. Nimesh Dahal, from Singtam finalist at Cultural Competition organized by SDF party at Gangtok presented a musical presentation on guitar.
Kho-Kho match between girls of Manjushri Public School and Sakyong Chisopani JHS was a close game that Sakyong Chisopani JHS eventually went on to win. Sita Gurung of Sakyong Chisopani was adjudged the Best Player of the match while Prashansa Basnet from Manjushri Public School was awarded with the Promising Player trophy.
The 2nd Chisopani-Manjushri friendly exhibition football match between the two schools had a nail-biting finish. The boys of Manjushri Public School won the winner trophy in a tri-breaker. The match ended with a two goal each from both the side.  The extra time game also went with a goal each from both the side. Ultimately, Manjushri Public School won the match in the penalty shootout. Prizes were awarded at the end of the day. Hissey Wangchuk and Loonam Heem Rai from Manjushri Public School was announced the Highest goal scorer of the match (3 goals) and Best Goal keeper of the match while Sanjeev Gurung from the home school bagged the Best Player of the match trophy.
Sudipta Khan, the visiting teacher appreciated the hospitality of the school for organizing such event. Cordial relationship shared between a government school and a public school is very rare to find, he added. Khan further thanked Yogesh Gurung, Sports teacher Sakyong Chisopani JHS for his active presence in bring the two schools closer.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Nepali literary writer Mohan Pradhan ‘Neeraj” felicitated at Singtam Bhanu Jayanti

SINGTAM, JULY 19: Mohan Pradhan ‘Neeraj’, Nepali literary writer was honoured at 201st Bhanu Jayanti Celebration at Singtam. Somanth Poudhyal, Agriculture Minister cum Area MLA, Singtam – Khamdong Constituency presented a shawl and a felicitation letter to Mohan Pradhan ‘Neeraj’. Also present on the occasion were CK Shrestha, dramatist, Am Prasad Sharma, former MLA, Deo Kumar Dumi, TB Pradhan, Sawan Pradhan and others.
Mohan Pradhan ‘Neeraj’ was felicitated for his contribution towards Nepali literature and encouraging youngsters towards the field of culture and literature irrespective of geographical boundaries. Neeraj is the Sansthapak of Singtam Basibiyalo that has been a platform for youngsters for over a decade; he is also the publisher and editor of nepali literary magazine ‘Hatar’ and ‘Sanjiwani’ published from Singtam.
Neeraj in his speech has thanked the Bhanu Jayanti Celebration Committee; he further went on to say this recognition holds a special place in his heart. There had been appreciations within the state and beyond but this is for the first time, my home town has remembered me and this honour shall always remain close to my heart, said Neeraj.

The other major highlight of the event was the felicitation of meritious students of class x and xii. The official logo of Sikkim Academy of Music (SAM) was also released on the day. A musical fusion of Guitar and Tabla by Sonam Waiba and Dinesh Dahal was highly appreciated. The musical fusion was attempted for the very first time in Sikkim, where Sonam Waiba created the sound of sitar from his guitar. The Bagpiper School Band performed by the students of Sirwani SS was the biggest discovery of the 201st Bhanu Jayanti Celebration at Singtam. 

Sunday, July 05, 2015

Bhanu Jayanti Celebration meeting held

SINGTAM, JULY 5: Second phase meeting of the Bhanu Jayanti Celebration of Singtam was held today at Community Hall. Matters of importance for preparation of the celebration were discussed among the Committee members.
Apart from poetry competition, Ramayan path competition and Folk dance competition this year Bhanu Jayanti at Singtam shall witness few new programs, informed Mohan Pradhan ‘Neeraj’, General Secretary of Bhanu Jayanti Celebration Committe. Pradhan informed the gathered members about presence of CK Shrestha, noted nepali literary figure among invited guests, other than that there would be , special presentation of Bagpiper Pipe Band from Sirwani SS, revival of ‘Gau khaney katha’ as a half hour entertainment program, mixed community costume show and others.
It was further informed that Sikkim Express, Voice of Sikkim, Proud to be a Sikkimese, would be the official media partners while Kreative Recreation and Mircrotech would be doing publicity and branding. A facebook page on Singtam Bhanu Jayanti Celebration was also informed.
Speaking on the occasion, Sundar Rai, Program Coordinator, Bhanu Jayanti Celebration Committee informed about the list of participants at different competitions. Rai informed the crowd the audition dates for the competition would be on 9th and 11th with Ramayan Path and Poetry recitation of the former days and cultural competition on the latter date.

Other people to speak on the occasion included TB Pradhan, Vice President, Bhanu Jayanti Celebration Committee. Jayashree Chettri, Advisor, Bhanu Jayanti Celebration Committee, Sarita Subba, Coordinator, Ramayan Path competition, and Ranju Lamichaney, Coordinator Culture competition.

Monday, June 29, 2015

"Anmol Tshan " screened in USA

"Anmol Tshan ", a nepali film from Sikkim and the winner in three categories at Prag Cine Award 2015 has been successfully screened at three different places of United States of America viz Baltimore, Atlanta & Los California in this week. Film was Produced by Kishor Dungmali Rai of Majhitar & acted by Sneha Rai of Majhitar & Shalom Kabo. The film has received good reviews and appreciation. Well known actor of Sikkim Timothy Rai acting performance was well appreciated by the viewers of Atlanta.


2 days of Seminar on "THE STATUS OF TAMANG LANGUAGE" in India at Phunsong Sang Dang Takteling Tamang Monastery Conference Hall, Kalimpong-Darjeeling District was successfully concluded.
Organized under the banner of Tamang Development & Cultural Board , Government of West Bengal and coordinated by Tamang Language & Sanskritik Conservation Samiti. Merabong-Chiyabari -Darjeeling . The Tamang language based papers were presented by different literary figures of the Tamang communities from the states of Meghalaya, Sikkim, Assam & West Bengal. was the added valuable inputs in this programme. Panel of discussions took place during these 2 days on improvement ,awareness of the languages among the Tamang communities who are still not able to speak own language. Sikkim State Awardee & the member of Sikkim Tamang Youth Society Mr. Yougan Tamang delivered his speech on his thesis work on Tamang community.
In the second day of the seminar All India Tamang Literary Society (AITLS) was formed and under the Coordinator -ship of Shri S.K. Kalden of Kalimpong 6 members were appointed for this society which includes  Shri Norbu Tamang from Namchi, South Sikkim, Shri Kumar Yonzon from Pakyong, East Sikkim, Shri Pratap Bal from Darjeeling, Shri Pradeep Blone from Kalchini, Dooars along with Media Coordinators Shri Suresh K. Lama from Majhitar, East Sikkim who is also the Founder-President of Sikkim Tamang Youth Society and Shri Mahesh Moktan of Kalimpong.

2 days of Seminar was attended by Shri Sanjay Moktan, Chairman of Tamang Development & Cultural Board (TDCB) Government of West Bengal as a Chief Guest and attended by different personalities like Shri D.B. Bomjon, Shri S.T. Lama, Dr. G.S. Yonzon, Dr. Jas Yonzon , Shri K.B. Pakrin, Shri Santa Bdr. Ghising, Shri H.K. Kalden. Shri Suresh Kumar Lama , Shri Kumar Yonzon, Shri Pema Lama , Shri S.D. Lama,  Shri Norbu Tamang, Sikkim State Awardee Shri Yougan Tamang among others.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

"10 Minutes to Earth" celebrated at Ralang

"10 Minutes to Earth" Sikkim Democratic Front party flagship program was observed at Ralang , East Sikkim under West Pendam Constituency . SDF CLC President Om Adhikari, Vice Convener East Ambika Pokhrel, Block Level President West Pendam Harka Subba , CEC Hem Kumar Gurung, Pritam Dhamala, Dilip Thapa and all the WLC members of the area were present in the occasion. 70 plants which includes Nimpatta, Lampathey , Harra barra , amala , chewri , golmor , bottle brush, bagan belli and other herbal plant were planted in the empty length of Ralang area. CLC President Om Adhikari had given short abstract on this environmental based day which was conceptualized by Hon'ble Chief Minister of Sikkim Shri Pawan Kumar Chamling.

"Take That" against social discrimination, voices Sikkim's Thups

Thupten Wangchuk Bhutia better known as "thups" from the well-known  hip hop - rap duo "Urban Inc." from Gangtok has released a new official music video "Take That"  from his 2nd album "Dream High". Dream high album was released on September 2014. The new video was was released on 18th June 2015. The video was directed by Popolaz production and the video was shot in Kolkota.
The new video is about ‘Thups’ voice against racism and racial discrimination. In his own words Thups says, in an era where it was thought that racism and racial discrimination was on the decline, it is still very much alive. He states that people of northeast India are racially discriminated outside our northeast state of India for their colour, race, what we eat, what we do and what we wear etc.
The song of the video is dedicated to the people of north east India along with rest of India where such social evils still survives. "Stop discriminating us, says Thups.
Take That official music Video link 2015 :