Rolep Sec School observed the 67th Independence Day celebration. The Chief Guest of the programme was Shri Mingma Sherpa, Advisor Roads and Bridge, Government of Sikkim. The programme started at 9:30 am. The Chief Guest hoisted the National Flag while the students of Rolep Secondary School presented the march past and P.T Drill, which was an inter-house competitive programme. The yellow house won the march past competition in first position followed by red house in second position.
In his speech Shri Mingma Sherpa, Chief Guest of the programme gave best wishes to everyone on the occasion of Independence Day celebration. He gave the message of unity and integrity. Shri B.N Khatiwada, Head Master of the School delivered the welcome address and also highlighted the complete programme of the Independence Day celebration programme since the beginning that had started from 28th July to 15th August.
Distinguished guests present on the occasion included Mr. Kumar Pradhan, Assistant Director of HRDD Rongli Sub Division, Shri Ganesh Pradhan, Head Master of Rongli Jr. High School, Shri R.N Baral, senior most teachers, Dr. Sudip Pradhan, Mrs. Denka Bhutia, Zilla Panchayat, Shri Tshering Norden Bhutia, Panchayat President, Mrs Bimla Gurung, Panchayat of Local Ward No. 1 and other ward Panchayats. The programme was witnessed by more than thousands of people.
The programme was conducted with the active participation of IDCC’s. Mr. Tashi T Bhutia, was the anchor of the day long programme. Colorful cultural programmes were presented by the Rolep Sec School’s and other surrounding schools that included Little Heaven Academy, Rainbow Academy, Deep Jyoti School, ICDS, Lok Dara Club and others. Sports events were conducted by the teachers like Miss Shanti Rai, Mr T.B Chettri, Mr. Krishna Subba, Mr. Raju Pariyar and Mr. Anil Lama. Different sports events were conducted for the students.
Veteran Team Football Final, tug of war, passing the ball, climbing on the pole, guessing the number and other sports event was organized for the general audiences. In the Veteran Football Final, the team of Rolep defeated the team of Nebarey team by two goals o nil. The tug of war was played between Rolep Lamaten GPU and Latuck Chojen Pheri GPU which was won by the Rolep Lamaten GPU.
The main attraction of the programme was the final football tournament in memory of Lt. Mingma Sherpa. The final match played between Gangtok FC and Rolep Driver Association was won by Rolep Driver Association with six goals to nil. Mr. Sonam Dorjee Bhutia, teacher of Rolep Secondary School was the referee of the match
Tempa Sherpa, the son of Lt. Mingma Sherpa donated the trophies and medals for the tournament. IDCC Rolep organized the cash prizes Rs. 25000 for the winners and 15000 for the runners up. In addition to this Shri Tempa Sherpa donated cash prize of Rs 5000 as well.
Finally the programme was concluded at 05:30 p.m with prize and certificates distribution by the Chief Guest Shri Gyalpo Sherpa, IDCC Joint Secretary gave the vote of thanks.