Sunday, November 23, 2014

Shantinagar celebrates Bhagwan Baba’s 89th birth anniversary



SINGTAM, NOVEMBER 23: Shantinagar Sai Bhajan Mandali celebrated the 89th birth anniversary of Sri Satya Sai Baba at Sai Mandir, Shantinagar. Highlights of the day long programme included gifting of blankets and shawls to the needy one, singing bhajan, felicitation and cultural program and serving food. Prasadam was offered after the bhajans.
Today’s birthday program was organised to serve the humanity as Bhagwan Baba had always followed. We, the Shantinagar Sai Bhajan Mandali are just spreading the message of Bhagwan Baba, reads the press release.
The programme started with the Supravatam, Nagar Kirtan at around 4 am in the morning.  Shri Mani Kumar Dulal, Mrs. Mamta Dulal, Mrs. Meera Baraily and Miss Neha Chettri were felicitated on the occasion for their best and active services.  
Blankets and Shawls were distributed to the needy ones. The evening program had cultural programmes to encourage Bal-Bikash students, offering of cake to Bhagwan Baba followed by aarati.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Sikkim delegation participates in Bio-Fach India 2014

PRESS RELEASE

A delegation comprising of the Sikkim Organic Mission, Department of Agriculture and SIMFED, led by Lok Sabha MP PD Rai, represented Sikkim at a trade fair and international conference on organic agriculture in Kerala. The three-day event - Biofach India 2014 together with India Organic - was organised by the Government of Kerala in association with Nuremberg Messe Germany and Indian International Competence Centre for Organic Agriculture (ICCOA) at Karukutty near Kochi from 6th to 8th of November.

Held at the Adlux International Convention Centre, Kochi, the event served as a common platform for organic producers, marketing agencies, government departments and other stakeholders to discuss various issues related to organic farming produce, marketing, standards maintenance, and the way forward for India. The north eastern region was represented by Sikkim and Nagaland.

The organic produce displayed in the Sikkim stall received keen interest. National and International buyers flocked to the stall and engaged in dialogue. The stall was adorned with Sikkim’s Organic Mission messages including video representations showcasing the leadership of Chief Minister Pawan Chamling in promoting Organic Agriculture.

The event was inaugurated by Union Minister for Agriculture Shri Radha Mohan Singh in presence of the Chief Minister of Kerala Oomen Chandy. The program was also attended by the Ambassador of Netherland and Mayor of Goesan County, South Korea.

Sunday, November 09, 2014

Lady Mountbatten and her patriotism !!




This is an interesting anecdote extracted from an article published in Himalayan Times, 2004 related with Lady Mountbatten on her visit to Sikkim. The year then was 1947 and a summer month.   It was her only visit to Sikkim and she was accompanied by her daughter. Prior to her visit to Sikkim, she had stayed back at Kalimpong for two days and on the third day of her arrival at the Hills of Darjeeling Districts she decides to visit Gangtok, the then capital of the Himalayan Kingdom of Sikkim.  Chogyal Tashi Namgyal, the king of Sikkim had invited Lady Mountbatten at Gangtok.
On that joyous day, Chogyal Tashi Namgyal had particularly arrived at Rangpo to receive the special dignitary. Chogyal was to receive Lady Mountbatten at Rangpo Dak-bunglow.  1935 Ford V8 Tourer model having the number DJPC 405 arrived Rangpo, the border between India and Sikkim at around 10.30 am and the guests were taken directly to Rangpo Dak-bunglow. Hartka Bahadhur Diyali was the driver who had the honour to drive.
After the end of the reception, it was decided that Lady Mountbatten and her daughter would be driven in Chogyal’s car leaving the vehicle from Kalimpong at Rangpo itself. In a fascinating incident, the ADC accompanying Lady Mountbatten refused to let the lady inside the Chogyal’s car. The Chogyal’s car had a flag of Sikkim on its flag post that was annoying for the British officials. It was only after the Sikkim Flag was replaced with British Flag, Lady Mountbatten entered the car. Lady Mountbatten and her daughter stayed at Sikkim for three days.
The feeling of patriotism was above everything and people should learn it in a British way!!
  
pic: himalayantimes blog

Saturday, November 08, 2014

Solo Dance 3 audition to be held at Rangpo Cafeteria




Audition Round of the “Solo Dance 3” is going to be held on Sunday, November 16 at Rangpo Cafeteria. Bishnu Suman, Managing Director, New Heaven Dance Academy informs that the Dance competition “Solo Dance 3” is a three round national level dance competition where the next two rounds shall be held at Kolkata.  The Dance competition is for three categories: Group A:  4 years to 9 years, Group B:  9 years to 16 years and Group C:  16 years to above. For further information contact: 9775833914

Sunday, November 02, 2014

Sikkim Philatelic Society takes all three positions at Sr. Category DEPEX 2014 Stamp Exhibition

SINGTAM, NOVEMBER 1: It was a rare achievement for the philatelists of Sikkim Philatelic Society at DEPEX 2014 held at Capitol Hall, Darjeeling on October 31. Five member philatelists from Sikkim Philatelic Society had participated in the Senior Category Open Competition (Outside Darjeeling) that featured philatelists from Sikkim, Mallbazaar, Jalapiguri, Cooch Bihar, Gangarampur and others. The first three positions in the category were won by Sikkim.
Shital Pradhan won the first prize for his theme “Sikkim through Philately”, Roshan Prasad stood second while Ganesh Pradhan, Deepen Pradhan and Padam Parajuli, three philatelists from Sikkim shared the joint third position.
The two day event (October 30 and 31) saw release of two Special Covers on 150th years of St. Paul School and Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Darjeeling. Other highlight of the event was the release of “My Stamp” that was highly appreciated by all. A total of 70 frames were put in the exhibition in which 32 frames were allotted for invitation class while the 40 frames were divided into four categories. The categories included Junior School and Junior Individual while in the Senior category there were two categories; Senior Category within Darjeeling and Senior Category Open Competition (Outside Darjeeling).
Ganesh Pradhan, President Sikkim Philatelic Society have congratulated his fellow team members for a grand show. Through a press release, Pradhan had thanked the Darjeeling Postal Department and the associated organizing committee for having a successful event and wished them success in days to come too.
The Philatelic Exhibition was held at Darjeeling after 11 years. The last one was held in 2003 and was named ‘Kosheli’. This time the event was named DEPEX 2014.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Sawney Primary School celebrates Hand-Washing Day



SINGTAM, OCTOBER 15: Global Hand-Washing Day was observed at Sawney Primary School, West Pandam, East Sikkim under Duga GVK today. In a small program held at the school, Mohan Pradhan, Headmaster of the school spoke in brief about the importance of health and sanitation.  Mrs Sharmila Silal, PRT of the school demonstrated the five steps of hand washing in-front of the gathered students and teachers. Padam Gautam, BR Subba, Nandu Sharma and Tulshi Pradhan teachers also spoke on the occasion.
Ganesh Pradhan, teacher went on to say, such activities had been following at schools for long time and all should make it a daily habit. Safalta Pradhan, School prefect followed the steps taught by her teacher and also demonstrated before her friends.