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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Singtam Basibiyalo felicitates renowned musician Deo Kumar Dumi



Singtam:  28th  monthly Basibiyalo meet was conducted at East Point SSS premises at Singtam today that was attended by popular personalities from different fields of activities. The day long programme conducted under the leadership of Mohan Pradhan “Neeraj” is a big hit in and around Singtam and has become the most anticipated event at Singtam in recent times. 

Prominent personalities present on the occasion were literary figures of Nepali literature Maha Kavi Chakrapani Bhattarai, Dr. Rajendra Bhandari, RK Shrestha, Singtam Municipality Councilor Anita Tamang, Social worker Ganesh Rai, Musician Deo Kumar Dumi, Indian Idol contestant Prakash Sundas, Sunita Subba and DK Subba, Principal and proprietor of East Point SSS, guest poets from Khamdong, Yogendra Bahadhur Singh, mimicry artist from Lucknow and others. Recitation of poems along with cultural activates like singing and dancing are also presented on the occasion.

The event Basibiyalo held at Singtam every month in short time have capitulated the heart of people who come to witness this very unique musical and literary get together. The sole credit goes to Mohan Pradhan “Neeraj” who on his speech said that this Basibiyalo is a platform for any youngsters who wants to showcase his or her talents ahead of any form of arts. In the past numerous singers, dancers, poets and writers had presented their performance and received praises from the crowds. Every month a particular head of the Basibiyalo is selected and is termed as “Gharpaatti” and the head of our family this time is Mrs. Ganga Pradhan said Mohan Pradhan “Neeraj” in his speech. 

Since the 21st Basibiyalo meet, every month a personality is also felicitated and till now more than half a dozen personalities had been felicitated by Mohan Pradhan “Neeraj” through Basibiyalo. This month popular Nepali musician Deo Kumar Dumi was honoured with a memento for his contribution towards Nepali music presented by Dr Rajendra Bhandari, the Chief Guest of the day.  Brief biography of the musician was read by Mohan Pradhan “Neeraj”. Speaking on the occasion Deo Kumar Dumi thanked the Basibiyalo group for the felicitation and wished everyone many more success in days to come. Dr. Bhandari in his speech appreciated the work done by the members of Basibiyalo and wished that the work they have started should continue for a long time. 

A special citation presentation also presented to Sunita Subba, Principal of East Point SSS for the recognisation received by the school at on recent Teacher’s Day Celebration at Gangtok. TB Pradhan gave the welcome speech while the vote of thanks was given by Nangshel Lhamu Sherpa. Lhamu Sherpa and Sushma Chettri, member of Spark NGO attending the program told that Basibiyalo has succeed in bringing colours in the field of entertainment at Singtam. People anxiously talk and like to participate in Basibiyalo, we are happy we are also part of it, both echoed.
 
Interesting and motivating Nepali poetry reciting was also done by young poets that included Dev Narayan Sharma, Mahesh Dahal, Chakrapani Bhattrai, Prakash Subedi “ Khamdungay” and Prahlad Poudyal. Also on the occasion poet Dev Narayan Sharma made a brief talk about the Maha KavyaLalupatey’ written by Maha Kavi Chakrapani Bhattarai.

Cultural rounds was highlighted by the heart rendering numbers sang by Indian Idol contestant Prakash Sundas from Gangtok, followed by brother-sister trio of Nimesh, Dinesh and Dhristi Dahal along with their band from Ralay Samdong. The dancers participating on the occasion gathered large roar from the crowds. Supriya Chettri, a small girl of 5 years was liked by everyone. Other dancers included Yankie Tamang, Monshikha Rai and group from Reyukai who entertained the audience with their performances. Standup comedians Kaziman Sunar and RP Sharma also enthralled the crowd with their laughter dose.  
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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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