SINGTAM, AUGUST 16: A history was created in Chisoapni JHS play ground with the mega celebration of the 67th Independence Day. It was for the first time such a huge celebration was organized in the village. The major highlight of the celebration was the felicitations of 12 societal personalities, Inter School Football Tournament, Open Football Tournament, Inter School Nepali Folk Dance Competition and others. Shri Am Prasad Sharma, Area MLA cum Parliamentary Secretary was the Chief Guest on the occasion. The other guests present on the occasion were Major Rohan Louis (Melli), Bimal Lamichaney, President, Sirwani Chisopani GPU, LP Chettri, DE, Power & Energy Department, Toppakhani, Sumitra Gurung, Ward Panchayat and others.
The program started with the welcome speech by Anu Gurung, teacher Chisoapni JHS. Captain Iqbaljit Singh, OIC, GREF unfurled the tri-colour flag in the morning and received the salute from the ‘March Past’ performed by the students of Chisoapni JHS. The drill had been attempted at this school for the first time in 37 years of its establishment. Patriotic song followed by Rhymes by nursery students was performed. The newly upgraded school students of Chisoapni performed drill that was appreciated by guests and crowds. Patriotic song was also performed by the guest students of Burung JHS. The day long programme was hosted by Arjun Chettri, teacher Chisoapni JHS. Mahesh Dahal, Headmaster of the school in his speech briefed about the school history and informed the gathered house that it was after sometime the school is celebrating the occasion on a larger scale and he thanked Sirwani Chisopani GPU for the extended support.
On the occasion the new school building of Chisoapni JHS was also inaugurated by Shri Am Prasad Sharma, the Chief Guest of the day. 12 personalities from different fields were felicitated with a ‘Certificate of Recognition’ citation from the hand of the Chief Guest. Those eminent individual included Captain Iqbaljit Singh, OIC, GREF, Shri PN Pulger, Assistant Engineer, Road & Bridges, Singtam, Shri Rajendra Prakash Gurung, Superintending Engineer, Toppakhani, Singtam, Smt. Tesering Kee Chingapa, Singtam SSS, Shri Mohan Pradhan, Headmaster, Government Primary School Sawney, Shri C Choppel, (Officer-In-Charge, Singtam), Shri T B Pradhan, Inspector, Communication, Gangtok, Shri Pema Lama, Bank Manager, State Bank of India, Singtam, Shri PS Lepcha, Food Inspector, Rangpo, Shri Sarad Tamang, Food Inspector, Singtam, Shri Manzil Kharel, Range Officer, Singtam and Shri Nandu Dutraj, Press Reporter, Singtam, Apart from them Ramesh Gurung (Govt. Contractor) and PB Tamang (SMC member) was also honoured with Letter of Appreciation from the Chief Guest. Bimal Lamichaney, President, Sirwani Chisopani GPU was the host of the felicitation program.
Sports activities for school students and general public were also organized that was enjoyed by everyone. In the Inter School Nepali Folk Dance Competition, Burung JHS won the first prize, followed by Chisopani JHS and Rehma English School, Sang Khola receiving second and third prizes. The other school in the competition included Rapdang Chotang Primary School, Rising Sun Academy, Sang Khola and Dippu Dara Primary School.
Upgradaton of the school has given new enthusiasm to the school team and we really appreciate their efforts in introducing innovative ideas to encourage our children, told Bikash Rai, the guardian of a Chisopani JHS student. We have witnessed those drills in films and television and to watch our children perform in-front of us makes us proud, thanks to the school team, echoed Beena Gurung, a local villager.