|Prashant Tamang being felicitated by Dhiraj Pradhan (BDO) Regu BAC|
Sangharsh NGO celebrated its Annual Sangharsh Felicitation 2010 with the felicitation of six members of the under production Nepali movie “Angalo Yo Maya Ko” produced from Sikkim along with four other local personalities from Rongli Sub-Division on the night of April 10. The felicitated group included Indian Idol 3 winner Prashant Tamang, who is also the lead actor of the movie “Angalo Yo Maya Ko” followed by Vinod Sereng (Director), Kishore Dungmali Rai (Producer), Yubraj Rai (Cinematographer), Praja Pradhan (Assistant Director cum Bungee Jumper) and Mahendra Gurung (Actor).
|Prashant Tamang entertaining the Rongli crowds|
From the local felicitators Bhanu Gurung was honoured for his contribution towards ‘Music’, Ganesh Pradhan in ‘Arts and Culture’ for his Ram Gauri Sangralaya at Rhenock while Shital Pradhan received the felicitation for bringing out articles on ‘History of Sikkim’ at Sikkim Express newspaper and also for his blog on Sikkim History “Proud to be a Sikkimese”. Biren Gurung was the fourth local personalities to be felicitated for his involvement in the field of ‘Education’ by initiating excellent results in Pathfinder Program (free compartmental coaching for CBSE) conducted at Rongli were other four local personality honoured on the late night felicitation program. Ten years solved mathematics sample paper prepared by Biren Gurung was also revealed through the hand of Prashant Tamang before the gathered public.
Dhiraj Pradhan, (BDO) Regu BAC was the Chief Guest of the show while Deo Kumar Dumi, popular musician of Sikkim Nepali music was the Guest of Honour for the night. Along with the Chief Guest and the Guest of Honour, other distinguished to present the citation and the Shawl included Dawa Tshring Bhutia, Kunti Bhutia, Dr. Chewang Namgyal Sherpa and TT Bhutia. The citation was read by Padam Parajuli, Udhav Gopal Shrestha and GK Chettri.
|Prashant Tamang felicitating Shital Pradhan|
Talking with this news reporter, the local crowds thanked Sangharsh NGO for this huge extravaganza that was entry free for all. It was a life time show with no such huge crowds and such programs were seen before in any level of gathering in and around Rongli, they echoed. Sangharsh has made us proud by bringing Prashant Tamang in Rongli, we thoroughly enjoyed all the performances of the star singers, they said. The entire three and half hour program was entirely telecast directly on local channel of Rongli Sub-Division too.
Praveen Pradhan, President Sangharsh NGO in his address appreciated the kind gestures of the film unit of “Angalo Yo Maya Ko” for accepting their invitation and accepting the felicitation program to be held at a small place of Rongli. Pradhan expressed best wises to the film from his NGO and also from the people of Rongli Sub-division Chujachen constituency. Biren Gurung, General Secretary of Sangharsh NGO thanked the members of Sangharsh NGO who worked hard for the last one week for the success of the show. Sangharsh NGO also extends gratitude towards Rongli Power Department, Rongli Police Department, Rongli Driver Associations, Gati Company and others for their kind cooperation in making the show a success, Biren added.
Late night show that was to be featured from 6 pm onwards was untimely welcomed by rain, hailstones and power failure, just before the show. Despite that an audience of over three thousands people that arrived from almost every districts of the state patiently waited for the start of the grand show. Huge cheers for Prashant Tamang were echoed from every corner.
Prashant Tamang entertained the huge gathering with more than half of dozen of his popular songs that captured him to the heart of his admirer around. The gathered crowd joined him in his songs, danced and enjoyed with him every moment of his stay at the stage. Prashant Tamang acknowledged the patience of the crowds and thanked them. He also thanked Sangharsh NGO for letting him interact with his admirer and well-wishers form this side of Sikkim. He accepted he is a common man’s singer and shall always keep up with it.
Other singers of the night program included Deo Kumar Dumi who sang his own song composed by Nepali music legend Gopal Yonzon, Ganga Mukhiya sang two nepali fast paced songs from his successful debut Nepali Rock Album “Aakarshan”, Prahlad Chettri and Prakash Sundas who were part of Indian Idol Auditions that reached till 3rd round in Indian Idol 4 and Indian Idol 5 respectively presented Hindi numbers.
Bhanu Gurung and Milan Sharma, the gifted local singers from Sudunglakha and Chujachen rendered their compositions from their latest nepali album “Astitwa” while Sushma Dahal, the winner of Pratibha Ko Khoj, state level talent show on singing from Rongli too entertained with the crowd dancing at her tunes. Finalist of the Sikkim Rock Star, the young dancing group of Modern Dance Academy, Rongli too performed a dance item that was appreciated by every one.