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Monday, November 30, 2015

7 SKM MLAs joined SDF party today

Source: ALL SIKKIM NEWS fb post

Today 7 MLAs made an important change for the good of the people and a positive future for Sikkim.

With an open mind and heart, the seven MLAs acknowledged the SDF party as the party of progress, the party of opportunity, and the party of the future. They accepted the positive leadership of Chief Minister Pawan Chamling and reaffirmed their commitment to serve the people under the progressive SDF party.
The MLAs left SKM party because of many reasons and joined SDF party under the visionary leadership of Sri Pawan Chamling. 


Here is the list of MLAs who have resigned SKM. 
1) Hemendra Adhikari, Rhenock
2) Mechung Bhutia, Martam-Rumtek
3) Ugen Nedup Bhutia, Kabi Lungtsok
4) Pintso Choppel Lepcha, Gangtok
5) Shyam Pradhan, Arithang
6) Timothy Basnett, Upper Tadong
7) Gopal Baraily, West Pandam
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Sunday, November 29, 2015

Shantinagar GSS cleans Joggers Footpath


SINGTAM, NOVEMBER 29:  Members of Shantinagar Goan Sudhar Samiti organized a cleanliness drive along the Joggers Footpath below Shantinagar river side. More than 30 members of the organization participated in the drive that was held under Swatcha Bharat Abhiyan. 


Members of all age, men and women were involved in the cleanliness drive. The team was led by Mohan Sunar, President, Shantinagar Goan Sudhar Samiti. Joggers Footpath at Singtam is a popular footpath that stretches from Singtam Lal Bazaar to Shantinagar. 
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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Sikkim MPs mourn the demise of Nagaland Parliamentarian Khekiho Zhimomi

                              PRESS RELEASE
Sikkim Lok Sabha MP Prem Das Rai and Rajya Sabha MP Hishey Lachungpa mourned the demise of sitting Nagaland Rajya Sabha MP Khekiho Zhimomi. Zhimomi was admitted at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) for the past few days and died this morning after suffering a stroke.

The Sikkim parliamentarians visited AIIMS to pay their respects to the departed leader by offering the traditional Khadas. They also participated in the prayer service conducted by a Naga pastor for the deceased leader.
The service was also attended by former Chief Minister and sitting Nagaland Lok Sabha member Neiphiu Rio, Government of India's Special Interlocutor for the Naga peace talks Ravindra Narayan Ravi and members of the Naga community in Delhi. Zhimomi was a staunch supporter of the recently inked Naga Peace Accord.
Zhimomi was a Rajya Sabha member for two terms - from July 2008 to April 2010 and from April 2010 till his demise today. He served as the member of Nagaland Legislative Assembly for three times. He also served as the Cabinet Minister of Industry, Commerce, Mining and Border Affairs in the Government of Nagaland.
As a mark of respect to the passing away of a sitting member, the Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the day. In the obituary reference, Rajya Sabha Chairman M Hamid Ansari described Zhimomi as an "active social worker who strived for the upliftment of weaker and downtrodden sections of society".

Zhimomi is survived by his wife, two sons and seven daughters.
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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Singtam SSS girls performing English song


An impressive songs by the students of Singtam SSS.

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Sunday, November 22, 2015

Film Artiste Praja Pradhan thanks his audience

SINGTAM, NOVEMBER 22: Praja Pradhan, nepali film artiste from Sikkim has thanked Adarsh Youth Club, Adarsh Goan for successfully organizing a charity show of his Nepali Movie ‘12 Nepali Ek Chihan’ at ATTC Auditorium, Burdang week back.
Through a press release, Pradhan has thanked Arun Pradhan, Director and Rabin Shrestha, producer of the film for an opportunity. He further thanked Nepali actor Prem Subba for his role in 12 Nepali Ek Chihan’ pradhan went on to say he had done smaller roles in more than half a dozen nepali films and a un-released hindi film made in Sikkim, Darjeeling and Nepal. ‘12 Nepali Ek Chihan’ is his first film in which he plays one of the major characters.
The movie ‘12 Nepali Ek Chihan’ is based on a true tragic story of 12 Nepali citizens killed by Iraqi terrorists. Praja Pradhan portrays one of the twelve main characters in the movie. The film has already traveled to Hong Kong, Jordan, Australia and other countries.

The charity show of the movie at ATTC Auditorium, Burdang was attended by Agriculture Minister Somnath Poudhyal, members of Singtam and Rangpo Nagar Panchayat, members of film fraternity from Sikkim and others.

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Photographic Society of Sikkim formed at Singtam

SINGTAM, NOVEMBER 22: Singtam gets its first photography club. In the function attended by photographic admirers from Singtam and beyond, Photographic Society of Sikkim (PSS) was officially announced and its logo released at Kid Zee School, Dhamala Colony.  


Mohan Pradhan ‘Neeraj’, Sansthapak of Singtam Basibiyalo was the Chief Guest of the occasion. Plans on organizing photography awareness workshop, field trips, honing of photographic skills were discussed. Portfolios of the members were also distributed.
Shital Pradhan, blogger, Proud to be a Sikkimese was the host of the program; he also gave the welcome speech. Milan Sharma spoke about the importance of establishing of Photographic Society of Sikkim. He further spoked about different agendas that could benefit the society with the hobby of photography.
Mohan Pradhan ‘Neeraj’, Chief Guest of the program released the logo of Photographic Society of Sikkim. Pradhan in his address to the gathered audience congratulated the team of Photographic Society of Sikkim for having this concept set-up at Singtam. He added such idea is new to this place and it will surely help the society in the better way. Rupesh Sharma (Makha) and Saroj Limbu (Rangpo) also spoked on the occasion. Ujjwal Darjee, the creator of the logo of Photographic Society of Sikkim from Singtam studying at IIT, Kanpur was thanked for the beautiful logo.

Portfolios were distributed as follows: Mohan Pradhan ‘Neeraj’ (Chief Patron), Sisir Chettri (President), Arjun Chettri and Suresh Pradhan (Vice President), Milan Sharma (General Secretary), Priyanka Tamang and Laxmi Sharma (Joint Secretary), Ashok Prasad and Ravi Agarawal (Treasurer), Shital Pradhan (Publicity In-charge), Rupesh Sharma and Saroj Limbu (Technical Support).
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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Late PR Rai awarded Vidhyalaya Gyan Sagar Award;

DK Subba, Teeringkee Chingapa and Dhirendra Kr Pradhan felicitated

as Singtam SSS celebrates Annual Day






SINGTAM, NOVEMBER 19: In a grand annual day celebration held at Singtam SSS. Late PR Rai, former Headmaster of Singtam SSS, who was head of the school for more than 10 years during 1980s to mid-90s was honoured as the first recipient of Vidhyalaya  Gyan Sagar Award. Similarly DK Subba, founder of East Point SS, Singtam along with former Principals of Singtam SSS Teeringkee Chingapa and Dhirendra Kr Pradhan was also felicitated for their contribution towards society and development of the school.
RB Subba, HRDD Minister along with Somnath Poudhyal, Agriculture and other officials from HRDD, Headmaster’s and teachers from other school, members of SMCs, members of Singtam Nagar Panchayat, members of GPUs were present on the occasion.

Deepraj Rasaily was the winner of the School Idol, followed by Pranesh Pradhan and Sumiran Gurung who stood second and third. Prabha Tamang was selected as the student of the year. Several other awards were also presented to the students y the Chief Guest andother distinguished guests.
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Monday, November 09, 2015

Singtam SSS selects five contestants for ‘School Idol’ finale

SINGTAM, NOVEMBER 9: As part of the regular co-curricular activities Singtam SSS organized the semifinal round of singing competition ‘School Idol’ on November 7th, 2015. The competition had started from the beginning of the academic session. Semi-final round featured 9 participants.

YB Pradhan, Government Contractor was the Chief Guest of the occasion. Gangaa Mukhiya, State Awardee musician was the judge of the competition.  Other guests included BK Rai and SN Pandey, SMC members. The contestants entertained the gathered audience that included Principal, teachers and students. Five contestants were selected for the final round. The program was successfully concluded with a vote of thanks by KB Chettri, Principal.
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Dhumketu Puppet Theatre performs at North Sikkim schools


Puppet Show performed by Dhumketu Puppet Theatre, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (Govt. of India) of Kolkata, Eastern Region held at North Sikkim schools from November 7 to 9, 2015. The program was organized by ICDS Dzongu, under the supervision of CDPO, Netuk Lepcha. The theme of the show was 'BETI BACHAO BETI PADHAO' (Deepak Sharma)
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Saturday, November 07, 2015

Sikkim wins India Today State of State 2015 Special Jury Award


Sikkim Human Resource Development Department Minister RB Subba receives the India Today State of State 2015 Special Jury Award for Overall, Cleanliness, Investment, Governance and Macro Economy from Home Minister Rajnath Singh as Sunil Kanoria, Vice Chairman, SREI and Aroon Purie, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief, India Today Group, looks on during the SOS 2015 award ceremony in New Delhi on November 06, 2015.
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