AUGUST 10, RONGLI: NK Pradhan, HRDD Minister inaugurated the new six room two storey school building at Phadamchen Secondary School on August 9. Few hours long programme that was held at the farthest Secondary School at East District had a colourful cultural programme along with a Stamp cum Photo Exhibition that was enjoyed by the gathered audiences.
Present on the occasion were Puran Gurung (MLA Chujachen), Tshring Wangdi Lepcha (MLA Lachen-Mangan), Prakash Pradhan (Joint Director HRDD, East),Normit Lepcha (SDM, Rongli), Chador Bhutia (AD, Regu BAC), Dhiraj Pradhan (BDO, Regu BAC), Assistant Commandment SSB, 46 Battalion, 2nd In Command 5 Mahar Regiment, Arun Thatal (PI Rongli), Panchayat Presidents of Lingtam-Phadamchen GPU & Subney-Sisney GPU, Head of Schools under Regu BAC , Praveen Pradhan and Sunita Gurung (Badhaichha Creation), locals and others.
The students of Phadamchen SS rendered a greeting song followed by the speech from Headmaster. Dorjee Sherpa, Headmaster Phadamchen SS in his welcome speech presented the school report and a brief history of the school that was started in 1956. HM informed the gathered audiences that it was a proud moment that for the year 2012, Nima Gyalpo Sherpa stood 2nd at East District and 5th in the Sikkim State at the Chief Minister's Merit Scholarship Scheme. The meritious student got an admission at Pinegrove School, Shimla, HM added. HM also placed few demand in the interest of the school that included a playground, school fencing, girl’s toilet and a separate building for a laboratory and a library. Krishna Dawari, CRC Coordinator Regu BAC was the host of the day.
Puran Gurung, Area MLA Chujachen constituency asked the guardian of the students to come forward and be part of the new educated Sikkim. Students of Phadamchen SS had always achieved better academic records and I wish this school in days to come shall make much more progress, added Gurung.
NK Pradhan, HRDD Minister in his speech appreciated the progress of the school and assured every help from his side. Pradhan urged the gathered audiences to learn about the ethics of the sense of belonging. He asked the people to come forward and help in building a better society for better Sikkim. He announced that after the solving of the land related issues he would provide a grant from his department and other source for the school playground. He also sanctioned the construction of the girl’s toilet and made certain that the other demands of the school too shall be carried out in coming days.
Cultural dances were performed by students of Phadamchen SS, Pema Tshel Academy and Nimachen Primary School. Mementos were also presented to the distinguished guests. Exhibition on philately, numismatics and old photographs of Phadamchen and others by Shital Pradhan, Secretary Sikkim Philatelic Club was the other highlight of the day. Exhibition cum workshop was organized by Sikkim Philatelic Club in association with Badhaichha Creation.