SINGTAM, JULY 22: For the second successive year the two schools, Manjushri Public School, Temi Tarku and Sakyong Chisopani JHS, East Sikkim had an interexchange school program. Thirty member school team of Manjushri Public School guided by Sudipta Khan, Jalpana Khan and Abinash Gurung, teachers visited Sakyong Chisopani JHS on July 17, 2015. Football match (boys), Kho-Kho (girls) and exhibitions of pencil sketch and stamps was the highlight of the day.
A program was organised by Sakyong Chisopani JHS at its premises hosted by Pemala Bhutia. Mahesh Dahal, Headmaster of the school in his welcome speech appreciated the presence of Manjushri Public School for the second successive year at the school and wished that this bridge of relationship shall be carried on in near future too. Pencil sketch by Roshan Rai, artist from Singtam and stamp exhibition by Shital Pradhan, teacher was organized that was highly appreciated by the visiting school. Nimesh Dahal, from Singtam finalist at Cultural Competition organized by SDF party at Gangtok presented a musical presentation on guitar.
Kho-Kho match between girls of Manjushri Public School and Sakyong Chisopani JHS was a close game that Sakyong Chisopani JHS eventually went on to win. Sita Gurung of Sakyong Chisopani was adjudged the Best Player of the match while Prashansa Basnet from Manjushri Public School was awarded with the Promising Player trophy.
The 2nd Chisopani-Manjushri friendly exhibition football match between the two schools had a nail-biting finish. The boys of Manjushri Public School won the winner trophy in a tri-breaker. The match ended with a two goal each from both the side. The extra time game also went with a goal each from both the side. Ultimately, Manjushri Public School won the match in the penalty shootout. Prizes were awarded at the end of the day. Hissey Wangchuk and Loonam Heem Rai from Manjushri Public School was announced the Highest goal scorer of the match (3 goals) and Best Goal keeper of the match while Sanjeev Gurung from the home school bagged the Best Player of the match trophy.
Sudipta Khan, the visiting teacher appreciated the hospitality of the school for organizing such event. Cordial relationship shared between a government school and a public school is very rare to find, he added. Khan further thanked Yogesh Gurung, Sports teacher Sakyong Chisopani JHS for his active presence in bring the two schools closer.