Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Phadamchen Republic Day

RONGLI: JANUARY 28: SSB, Panchayats and Ngo members celebrated 66th Republic Day at Phadamchen SSB camp. Binay Singh, Commanding Officer, SSB was present as a chief guest and hosted the national flag. Zangmu Sherpa, Panchayat Vice President, Sonam Thendup Sherpa, Panchayat Secretary, Raju Jairu, Jan Kalyan Nehru Yuwa Sammiti (NGO) gave the brief about republic day. LT Bhutia Zaluk PS, Ang Tashi Sherpa, Phadamchen Police Out Post, public, NGO representatives was also present. At the end of the program sweets were distributed to the children.

20 - Chujachen constituency celebrated Republic Day

RONGLI: JANUARY 28: 20 - Chujachen constituency celebrated Republic Day at Rongli Sub-Division office. Bikram Pradhan, area MLA cum Chief Whip hosted the national flag and received the guard of honour which was given by Rongli police. Other guests included SDM, SDPO, BDO, Officer In-charge, Rongli PS, Sub-Division level officers, panchayats, ex-panchyats, youths, chelli, students of livelihood school Chujachen and ohers.
Somnath Adhikari, SDM gave the welcome speech and read out the Republic Day Message of HE Governor of Sikkim. Patriotic song ‘jaya janma bhumi swadesh, jaya bharat hamro desh’ was presented by livelihood school. Bikram Pradhan spoked on the importance of the day and read out the Republic Day message of HCM of Sikkim. Purusotam Pradhan, DRCS gave the vote of thanks while Bhim Pradhan was the Master of ceremony.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Thursday, January 15, 2015

White Horse Productions releases ‘Resham Filili’’s music in Sikkim

Nepali comedy film Resham Filili produced from Nepal had its music launch today at Deorali, Gangtok. A musical function was held at Deorali, Gangtok, capital of Sikkim which also was an India release. Gangtok based, White Horse Productions is an exhibition partner of the movie for India. The audio release was held in presence of Raghav Chettri, Social Worker , Shital Pradhan, blogger “Proud to be a Sikkimese”, Biren Lama, CEO “The White Horse Production” Priyanka Tamang, General Manager, “The White Horse Production” and others.
The film stars Vinay Shresta, Menuka Pradhan and Kameshwar Chaurashriya and others. Music by Kali Prasad Baskota, the hummable songs of the movie is getting popular with each passing days. There are four songs in the film.
Actor Vinay Shresta explaining his inability to attend the audio release had sent a video message from Kathmandu, Nepal through internet that was shown to the gathering. Shresta in his message had thanked everyone for the presence in the audio release and appealed everyone to watch. He said it is an entertaining movie. The movie shall be released on April 24, 2015 simultaneously in Nepal and Sikkim.
Speaking on the occasion, Biren Lama and Priyanka Tamang of “The White Horse Production” told that this is their first venture in film partnership and they have many more plans in coming days. The White Horse Production had earlier made music videos and documentaries to their credits. It was also announced that “Proud to be a Sikkimese” blog and “Voice of Sikkim” website will be the official online partner of the film in India.

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Three boxing bronze medals for Sikkim at Indore National Rural Sports Competition

SINGTAM, JANUARY 7: Taran Pradhan from Bardang has won a bronze medal in 56 kg at boxing event at recently held National Rural Sports Competition Group V at Indore, Madhya Pradesh.  The competition held from December 27 – 30 was organised by Mission Directorate – Rajiv Gandhi Khel Abhiyan, Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India.
Taran Pradhan has thanked Pritam Shilal, his boxing coach for his triumph. He further thanked the state government for providing the platform and opportunity to showcase his skills.   Pradhan was among 10 boxers from Sikkim who was selected to represent the state after his successful stint at Rajiv Gandhi Khel Abhiyan selections held at different parts of Sikkim. Sikkim boxers went on to win three bronze medals in the competition. Other bronze medalists from Sikkim were Kalpana Subba from Mangshila and Mausam Rai from Namchi. There were six boys and four girls in the boxing events from Sikkim.
Pritam Shilal said, he is happy with the success of Taran Pradhan and is sure that his student will improve his medal tally in the coming tournaments. Shilal, boxing coach of Singtam Boxing Club in his early twenties had been two times bronze medalists at National Sub Junior Championship but his fatal knee ligament injury during India Camp in 2009 ended his promising career. Since then for the last two and half year, he had been training the young boys and girls into boxing.

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Happy New Year Bebay

Happy New Year Bebay

Hope u r well n fine....i wish my little star a great year ahead. I do not know why is it taking so long for us to come near. I am far from does not mean i have forgotten u. u are part of me and ur baba loves u a lot....Suyog  is 13 month old now....his hair reminds me of u....lot to share but it makes more of an excuse..... see u in next post.

Love you

I am happy to be called 'Second Narayan Gopal' : Dev Narayan Pradhan

How easy is it to live in a shadow of another person? Yet Dev Narayan Pradhan finds himself blessed when people around refers him as ‘second Narayan Gopal ’. Lord Ganesha is always worshiped before any occasion and in nepali music it is said Narayan Gopal, the greatest and the biggest exponent of nepali music is remembered.  To be associated with such legendary voice is my biggest gift I have ever received, says Dev Narayan Pradhan.
His evergreen song ‘Kati kura nabhanera nai metha metha huncha’ from his only solo album released some 15-16 years back was a big hit among school goers like me. To meet this man of golden voice was no more than an opportunity un-expected. Occasion was the Maghey Mela opening at Rongli and he was among few invited singer guest on the occasion. It was good of Bhanu Daju (Bhanu Gurung), a musical talent from Sikkim who happened to be my wife’s family member and Sunil daju, my wife’s twin brother who brought Dev Narayan Pradhan at Bikash daju, Suni’s elder brother at Sungdung for an overnight halt. We were all celebrating Tamu Lochar out there.
I have seen his (Dev Narayan Pradhan) photograph from his nepali album when I was at final years of my schooling. What I remembered was a man in black suit with a pencil-touch moustache catching hold of a microphone. The man before me that evening was an elderly person, a simple soul and his better half as easy going as him. All of a sudden there was a buzz among the family members of his arrival all preparing to be introduced. Me too was in a line and believe me I wished to touch him. I have heard about him but to come across him where I could feel his breathing was never thought upon. Bhanu Daju introduced me to Dev Narayan Pradhan. The next 16 -17 hours he stayed with us was no more than a magic moment I will treasure a lifelong.
There was off course a music session till late evening, Dev Narayan Pradhan singing few of his personal song and naturally his master’s song too. Bhanu Daju in guitar supporting the legend; Tamu Lochar, the Gurung New Year had begun.  I could see people sitting around clapping and making merry of the golden moment I would better call it. There was an exchange of songs, I felt it great that most of my in-laws are good singers and everyone enjoyed the moment. Suraj Daju even sang Dev Narayan Pradhan’s song which he could not hold his smile back. I was all capturing the moment in my cameras as I always do.
The next morning, our relationship too had changed, I was more comfortable calling him ‘daju’ and he did not hesitate to call me ‘jawai’. Being associated with media, when I was talking with him, I could feel I was taking his interview.  He shared many on his musical journey and for a listener like me it was like reading a book. According to Dev Narayan Daju, his failure to come across in person with Narayan Gopal always pinches him. He was in touch with Narayan Gopal through letters and Dev Narayan Daju even had send his music cassette but the legendary singer passed away couple of days prior to their proposed meet. Daju went on to say he was in touch with Narayan Gopal’s wife for the long time till her death.
I wanted to know from him about that particular moment when in a programme on Narayan Gopal at Kathmandu, his song brought Narayan Gopal’s wife in tears. He said, he had always sung with passion and ‘with a feel’ and it was that feel of a song that brought her tears. During that programme, he was given a security and whenever he and his wife visited, security guards also followed them. It was something very strange and a proud moment for us, he recalled.
Born to a family where his parent died when he was a child, Dev Narayan Pradhan did not complete his schooling. Music being his pleasure passion, he followed it and today he has status of his own.