|Chief Guest Chunnilal Ghimiray with Singers Bhanu Gurung and Milan Sharma|
Singtam: Popular Singer and State Awardee Bhanu Gurung along with Swar Sikkim winner Milan Sharma created a magical atmosphere at Singtam Community Hall with their well-liked nepali songs from their recent Nepali Album ‘Astitwa’, the occasion was the 31st edition of the Singtam Basibiyalo.
|Chief Guest Chunnilal Ghimiray honouring Remanti Rai (Singer) and Rabin Mukhiya (dancer)|
The 31st edition of Singtam Basibiyalo was attended by noted personality from in and around Singtam those included Chunnilal Ghimiray (film director) was the Chief Guest on the occasion that also had presence of personalities from different fields that included Bhanu Gurung and Milan Sharma (singers), Bijendra Thapa (IInd Officer In Charge, Singtam PS), Ram Naresh Sharma and Anita Tamang (Singtam Nagar Panchayats), Suresh Pradhan (Lanco Co-ordinator), Praja Pradhan (actor), Pravin Pradhan (President SPARK NGO) and host of other popular personalities. Bijay and Seema Pradhan were given the responsibility of the “Gharpaatti” of today’s meet.
Mohan Pradhan “Neeraj”, the man behind the Singtam Basibiyalo taking to this reporter told that he is very happy with success of the programme and held it high that he wish to provide a platform and an opportunity to anyone who wants to show case their talents on stage. The motive behind which Basibiyalo was launch is giving us fruits told Pradhan. Today we have participants from places like Gangtok, West Pandam, Rongli, Namchi, Khamdong and other places of Sikkim, it shows that our hard work and determination did not go on waste., he further added.
Remanti Rai (Singing) and Rabin Mukhiya (dancing) the Sikkim State finalist of the North East Wave Competition at Guwahati were also honoured on the day along with Geeta Sharma, who had also participated on the North Eastern States musical competition. The other entertainment of the day included the first duet (hindi) song presentation at Basibiyalo by the singers Prakash Sundas and Sujata Chettri. Rabin Mukhiya went on to perform a contemporary dance from the Nepali song “Pokhaunu Sakinah” sung by Remanti Rai.
Gangaa Mukhiya, the local talent from Singtam also performed Nepali rock numbers from his Nepali album “Aakarshan”. Poetry recitation was performed on stage of the Singtam Community Hall by Mahesh Dahal, Yankee Tamang, Bipain Kaushik, Ketan Mangla and Ben Kumar Rai. The dancers to perform on the day included Diksha, Rabin Mukhia, Yankee Tamang, Bimal Rai and Arju Pariyar.
|Singer Prakash Sundas performing at Singtam Basiyalo|
Nangshel Sherpa and Ashim Pradhan, members of SPARK NGO said that it was one of the best Basibiyalo they had participated and with every performer giving their best; the atmosphere looked more like a competition of the highest level. Speaking on the occasion Chunnilal Ghimiray appreciated the work carried by the Singtam Basibiyalo toally and especially thanked Mohan Pradhan “Neeraj” for the invitation to witness such a musical extravanza. Ghimiray further wished best days for the Singtam Basibiyalo toally.