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Friday, April 26, 2013

CENTURY YEAR OLD HERITAGE HOUSE AT BERMOIK CHALAMTHANG



Bermoik Tshlamthang is half hour drive from Singtam. This silent village holds a special place in the historical legacy of Sikkim. Here lies a century year old three storey traditional nepali house that has witnessed the transformation of the small Himalayan kingdom of Sikkim to the democratic state of mighty Indian Union. Gopi Chandra Subba, the present day owner of the house had told that he had bought this house from Bishnu Chandra Sapkota in 1969. He said that an elderly local from Bermoik at his ripe age of 95 who is still alive had said that he had heard about this house in his childhood, which makes this house as old as 160 years, told Subba. The specialty of this heritage house is that no nails had been used during its construction. The materials then used were mud and wood. Some 8 years back Culture Department had given a grant of Rs 50000 and during 18/7 Sikkim Earthquake they did received a grant of Rs. 30000.
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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Burtuk Youths welcomes SDF caretaker


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BURTUK YOUTHS, Burtuk

       Date: 20.04.2013, Burtuk
"A resplendently new dawn of sort seems to begin with the ruling SDF Party fielding in of the socially dynamic and veteran legal luminary Shri D.R. Thapa as the caretaker of the Burtuk Constituency.
Today, hitherto seemingly shanty Burtuk area got abuzzed with a massive welcoming of the new incumbent by the Burtuk Youths & Women volunteers followed by door-to-door campaign covering even the remote fringes by the new youth leader Shri D.R.Thapa along with the Hon’ble Councillor Shri L.B. Bhujel escorted by a huge devoted followings of visibly energized Burtuk Youths & Women volunteers who got an unprecedented resounding popular response.
The much-inviting Burtuk people, at last, seem to have gotten their long-awaited leader as they flock with reverberating “Welcome SDF” sloganeering and garlanding and, of course, their ailing woes, in equal measures. The day-long mass campaign finally culminated with euphoric sloganeering and cheering by the throngs of supporters, at the future SDF Party office venue, Manbir Colony, Burtuk."



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Friday, April 19, 2013

Prakash Sundas sings for a Kollywood film


SINGTAM: Badhaichha Creation and Singtam Basibiyalo have congratulated Prakash Sundas, singing sensation from Gangtok for his first recording of a Nepali feature film song.  Sundas had returned from Kathmandu few days back after recording his song for a feature film Sheesha. The film is produced by Uma Baby, famed Nepali cine actress cum producer from Sikkim. Saroj Khetri is the director of the movie while Sushil Saha is the sound recordist and Lucky Sitaula, the music director. 
Praveen Pradhan, Managing Director of Badhaichha Creation and Mohan Pradhan “Neeraj”, Sansthapak, Singtam Basibiyalo said it is a proud moment for us to see Prakash bhai scale a step of success further. We had been promoting him since last three years and we are very proud of him, both echoed.
I had never imagined singing for a Kollywood film and it is more than a dream come true and I shall ever remain grateful to Uma madam for her blessing and opportunity, told Sundas. In a short time of two days, I could record the song at Kathmandu music studio. I had received lots of love and appreciation from the music team of Sheesha at Kathmandu that I shall never forget, added the aspiring singer. 
Prakash Sundas further said, it is my happiest moment and on this happy occasion I would like to thank Uma Madam, Dipen Rai, Praveen Pradhan, Mohan Pradhan ‘Neeraj’, Praja Pradhan, my family and people who had always encouraged me in my struggle.




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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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