Dalapchand: Despite poor weather conditions Upper Dalapchand SS students gave a colourful culture farewell to their outgoing Class X senior students today at Khel Ground, Dalapchand. Present on the occasion were ST Bhutia, Head Master of Upper Dalapchand SSS and his staffs, Singer Prakash Sundas from Gangtok and villagers from nearby areas. Among the cultural programme, Rebika Rai, student from Class IX went on to win the coveted title of “Voice of Dalapchand”.
Ishwar Dawari and Nar Maya Gurung, School Captains hosted the day long function that had more than 20 former school mates of the school making their present felt on the occasion. Singer Prakash Sundas entertained the gatherings with his soulful Hindi and Nepali popular songs.
Dance competition and the much talked “Voice of Dalapchand” Singing competition was the highlight of the day. Dance competition had participants from Class IV to Class X. The top three winners of Dance Competition were Deepshika & groups followed by Bijayata & groups and Deepika & groups. Voice of Dalapchand, singing competition organized by the students of Upper Dalapchand SSS had been on its third year. There were nine students giving their best for the coveted title. Rebika Rai went on to win the competition that was followed by Araj and Ravi Pradhan, who went on to become second and third respectively.
Mohan Chettri, former School Captain representing the outgoing students said that he was thankful towards the school students for organizing the function and letting him wear the Upper Dalapchand SSS’s school uniform for the very last time. Chettri got emotion in his speech and thanked the school faculties for their wonderful moments that he and his mates had being a student. He further urged the young students give their best in schools and make the school proud.
Speaking on the occasion Singer Prakash Sundas said that it was a dream come true for him to sing in a school competition and thanked the school authority for inviting him on the occasion. In my school days I never got an opportunity to sing at school, I was always denied on those occasions but today I felt I succeed in getting away with a wish I had within me. Sundas was in all praise for the participant singers, in his word he said the young singers have the talent and they have to display their talents beyond school functions too.
Ambika Chettri, Computer Teacher of Upper Dalapchand SSS said the students had made a wonderful arrangement including foods. The weather did upset the show for some time but overall the programme was great and enjoyable.