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Saturday, December 05, 2009

Popular magazine Prawaah relaunched




by hira chhetri

Kalimnews: Popular weekly news magazine, publication of which was discontinued after its 114th issue published in July last year, has now re-emerged in a new avataar i.e. in  monthly format with the title Nav Prawaah. Today in a very ordinary function the monthly news magazine Nav Prawaah was released by Sashi Sunam, a local theatre personality and literary figure at conference room of Town Hall here. The programme was chaired by the President of Prawaah Service Co-operative Society Ltd. which is the publisher of the magazine, Samsher Ali and attended by Dr. Harka Bahadur Chhetri, former Editor and Samuel Gurung, former Manager of the magazine. Other personalities present on the occasion were Satish Subba, Patron, Suman Gurung, Chief Editor, A.K. Rai (Secretary, Kalimpong Press Club, Sub-Editor), Churamani (Cartoonist) and members of the society and Press Club.

Dr. Chhetri while addressing the gathering congratulated the new team members of the editorial board and shared his memoirs as an ex-Editor of the magazine. He said that the media persons and writers should guide the society in any kind of situation as they bear the anger of the general people in their mind which should be reflected in their expression. Samuel Gurung stressed in the need of regularity of the magazine and suggested the new board of editors to concentrate in the economic aspect of the publication.

A.K. Rai, Suman Gurung, Sashi Sunam and Samsher Ali also delivered brief speeches on the occasion.The monthly edition of Prawaah’s 115th issue includes regular popular features like Netako Baktabya Jantako Mantabya (Leader’s statement : People’s reaction), Saano Bigtalk, Euta Bhanne Kura Matrai Ni, Sahitya Prawaah, Prize winning columns and other thought provoking articles on present political development of the hills.
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When i started my blog on Sikkim way back in 2007, i had it clear on my mind that this blog shall help people look out for knowledge on Sikkim. I always wanted a knowledge house about Sikkim, its past, present and future. I do not know over the years how much did i succeed but my determination to let other understand my Sikkim is always giving me a push. with regards Shital Pradhan (himalayanreview@gmail.com)

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