SINGTAM: They came, they saw but they did not conqueror and yet they were winners at their own rights. The first round exit from the audition of the Nachyo Babari held at SDF Bhawan in Gangtok on September 13 did not deter the minds of students of Burung Primary School near Singtam. The mere opportunity to perform at the stage of state level competition was more than life long experience for them. Burung Primary School on its twenty fourth year of its establishment broke their jinx when they send their five students along with their choreographer to participate for the dance competition. All girls’ group dance participants included students of age group fourteen and fifteen. All the students were visiting Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim for the very first time.
The student group had presented their dance performance from Uttam Pradhan’s Nepali debut film “Darpan Chaya”, who was one of the three judges along with Kamal Rai and Pema Tsedun. The three judges did appreciate the performance of Geeta Sharma, the dance choreographer and she was passed on good wishes to for it. Geeta Sharma in her early 20s is an upcoming dancer from Singtam. The other dancers included Sumitra Pradhan, Lakpa Diki Sherpa, Min Chettri, Nisha Pradhan and Ashika Tamang.
Speaking on the occasion, Lakpa Diki Sherpa, the youngest of the six dancers told that it was something that they had not dreamn’t and shall not forget it easily in future. That was echoed by rest of the dancers too. Indira Rizaal, dance instructor and a school teacher added we wanted to help those students expand their vivid interest. Such extracurricular activities were important for the students as well as for teachers after the completion of the second term examinations, to start refresh. The school authority also thanked the Swar Sikkim team for the opportunity to participate in the competition.