From Sikkim Mail
Singtam 27 May: The Singtam Basibyalo today felicitated the teacher Shital Pradhan on its 44th episode that was held at Singtam. Mr. Pradhan was felicitated for his contribution in the field of Philately and also to bring accolades to Sikkim in the map of the national and international forefront through his popular blog Proud to be Sikkimese.
The chief guest of the day veteran singer and music director Madhu Sudan Lama did the honour. The Basibyalo which is organized in every last Sunday had zilla panchayat, Namfing-Tsalamthang DR Khatiwara, Yugantar Pariwar, president Kalchini Dooars Ram Kumar Lama, Suresh K Lama as the special guests. Lama in his address said that the literature has to have the taste of the land, though there are different castes and religions but the identity has to be strong. He also said that one blood needs to have that identity.
Lama also congratulated Pradhan and his contribution towards the society. The next episode of Basibyalo is said to be in Adarsh Goan in Lower Namphing. The Goan has decided to gift a generator to the Singtam Basibyalo. The day was made colorful by recitation of poems and cultural programmes. The programme which was hosted by the founder Mohan Pradhan Niraj had popular singers from Gangtok Prakash Sundas, Nirmal Subba, Sumit Pariyar and Bhanu Sunar who lighted the programme to a next level.