SINGTAM: Bindeshwari Prasad, a noted Nepali literary personality from Sikkim was felicitated by the Basibiyalo group in a daylong function conducted at the premises of East Point SSS, Singtam. The occasion marked the 29th celebration of the popular monthly literary program. Popular personalities from different fields of activities were present on the occasion; those included Maha Kavi Chakrapani Bhattarai, Pradhuman Shrestha, Musician Deo Kumar Dumi, Singer Prakash Sundas, Ganesh Pradhan of Ram Gauri Sangralaya (Rhenock), Singtam Municipality Councilors Saran Pradhan, Bishnu Maya Sherpa and Anita Tamang, Panchayat President Lok Maya Silal (West Pandam), Praveen Pradhan, President SPARK and others. Recitation of poems along with cultural activates like singing and dancing are also presented on the occasion.
Mohan Pradhan “Neeraj”, person behind the Basibiyalo meet on his speech said that the way in which Basibiyalo was started has enhanced a reputation and it has started providing better results. Prakash Sundas, a product of Basibiyalo won the recently held singing competition at Namchi Mahatsov, we the members of Basibiyalo are proud of his success, he said. Pradhan went on to add, people of far places are taking opportunity to be part of this group. Personalities including Bishal Chamling and Uttam Pradhan are part of our team and we are very happy to announce. In the past numerous singers, dancers, poets and writers had presented their performance and received praises from the crowds, he said. Pradhan went on to announce Taatshring Lepcha and Jigme Bhutia as “Gharpaatti” of the 29th Basibiyalo meet.
Every month a personality is felicitated who had made mark in the betterment of the society. So far more than half of dozen personalities had been felicitated by Mohan Pradhan “Neeraj” through Basibiyalo. Today popular Nepali writer Bindeshwari Prasad was honoured with a memento for his contribution towards Nepali literature, the memento was handed over to him by GM Gurung (Rangpo) SDF Secretary (Organization), the Chief Guest of the day.
Speaking on the occasion Bindeshwari Prasad thanked the Basibiyalo group for the felicitation and wished everyone many more success in days to come. He appreciated the work done by the members of Basibiyalo and wished that the work they have started should continue for a long time. GM Gurung praised the work done by the Basibiyalo group. Gurung even said he would like to perform such event at Rangpo too. Other person to speak on the occasion was Lok Maya Silal and TB Pradhan.
Speaking on the occasion Ganesh Pradhan of Ram Gauri Sangralaya, Rhenock thanked Mohan Pradhan for the opportunity to attend the function. He also said the platform provided by Basibiyalo is marvelous and everyone should be inspired by the work of Mohan Pradhan in organizing such event.
Interesting and motivating Nepali poetry recitation was also done by young poet and poetess that included Ranjita Pradhan, Maha Kavi Chakrapani Bhattarai, Pushpa Lal Pradhan (Rhenock), Pradhuman Shrestha, Radha Pradhan, Raj Kumar Nepal and others. Namchi Mahotsav singing winner Prakash Sundas from Gangtok was also presented a memento. He also went on to sing three sizzling songs that left the audience spellbound. Bhuwan Sunar and Geeta Chettri too enthralled the crowd with their singing skills.
The dancers participating on the occasion gathered large roar from the crowds. Those included Monshikha Rai, Aarju Pariyar, Sandhya Lamichaney, Bhawana Lamichaney, Melody Mukhiya and Ranjita Bishwakarma. Standup comedians CP Pradhan, and Suresh Limboo also enthralled the crowd with their laughter dose. Nangshel Sherpa concluded the day long program with her vote of thanks.