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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Watch out for this cannon ball tree and this is in Sikkim!!


I had read an article on a cannon ball tree few months back in a Science Reporter magazine and to come across something like that infront of me, I never expected it to happen so soon. I was off to the jungle of Chisopani, Singtam along with my father and Naresh, a helper to repair our household water pipes.
As usual my camera was with me, I had carried my camera along with me, who knows what awaits you! All the way with a nip of moments I was clicking off photographs of the wild nature. Our small self made water tank lies near the stream that flows all from Saang. I was clearing off the dry leaves and the dead twigs that had fallen into the tank. My father and Naresh were working on the other side of the water pipes.
All of a sudden I was attracted by the broken cup shaped fruits on the ground and some pieces scattered over the tank too. As i looked up to the nearby trees I was spellbound, I could see few more round shape structure attached to the tree trunk. As I moved to the other side of the rock I could see more round shaped things attached to the trunk.
The moment I got closer to it, I was asking myself is this the very ‘cannon ball tree’ I had read earlier. Many thoughts were evolving to my small brain as I was approaching near it. Nevertheless I had it in my mind that I shall search about this thing on internet. I clicked few photographs out there.  I believe there was around 50-60 round fruits brown in colour.



Back home I searched about ‘cannon ball tree’ on internet, though there is similarity with those found in other side of the world but this one was slight different. Locally this plant is called 'Gantey' in nepali language. The local expert extracts edible oil from its fruits. I did not see any flowers on the tree and most of the cannon ball fruits had dried up. 
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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Dalapchand SS gives farewell to three adhoc teachers

 
Dalapchand: Dalapchand SS gave farewell to three teachers in a small porgramme held at its school premises on December 20. An hour long programme was attended by al the teachers including the Headmaster. The programme was conducted by Karma Bhutia, senior teacher of the school.
Khadas were offered to three teachers, Miss Srijana Pradhan (GTB), Miss Sarala Gurung (GTA) and Miss Ambika Chettri (Computer Teacher).  UN Mishra, GT Maths in his speech spoked about the role played by the three teachers in the development of the school’s overall performances. Each of them shall be remembered in our heart said Mishra. ST Bhutia, Headmaster of Dalapchand SS said the outgoing three adhoc teachers was an integral part of our school and the school wish them best wishes for their future and   we welcome them in the coming session too, he went on to say.
Srijana Pradhan speaking on the behalf of the three teachers thanked the school authority for their cooperation and support. It was a wonderful year for each of us and we indeed have learnt many things from the school and from the school's staff that would surely be fruitful in our coming days, she said.
 
Srijana Pradhan and Sarala Gurung had been working at the school for 2011 session while Ambika Chettri was appointed as a computer teacher since last three years.
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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Felicitation of Tshewang Choden Sherpa, Primary Teacher of Posakay Primary School

Tshewang Choden Sherpa, Primary Teacher of Posakay Primary School being felicitated by Dhiraj Pradhan,BDO Regu BAC
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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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