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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

100 yrs. of Bollywood in 200 sec. | Sand Art Rahul Arya

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Monday, October 26, 2015

Aamir Khan's daughter Ira Khan paints Bhutan's Tiger Nest

Aamir Khan tweets...My daughter Ira's first exhibition, and I managed to buy this one. It's called 'The Tiger's Nest'. I love it!


Ira Khan, the eldest daughter is holding her first painting exhibition at Mumbai where Aamir Khan had brought the black and white painting of Paro  Taktsang Monastery.

The monastery build in 1692 is one of the sacred sites of Buddhism; is located in the cliff-side of the upper Paro valley, in Bhutan. Paro Taktsang is the better known for its thirteen taktsang or "tiger lair" caves in which Guru Padmashambhava meditated.



Legend says Guru Padmashambhava had flown to this place on the back of tigress. The place was blessed to tame the Tiger Demon. Padmasambhava is credited with introducing Buddhism to Bhutan. Thus getting the word Tiger’s Nest!!

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Thursday, October 22, 2015

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

A spider feeds on a butterfly


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Sunday, October 18, 2015

My personal collection exhibition at Ralap SS




with Somnath Poudhyal, Agriculture Minister



My personal collection exhibition at Ralap SS
17.12.2014
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Saturday, October 17, 2015

Anjana meets her former coach

SINGTAM, OCTOBER 18: Anjana Rai, football player who recently played the 19th Junior Girl's National Football Tournament at Goa returns to her old school to thank her teachers. She was given a warm welcome at Singlebong JHS where she had started her football lessons. She was a regular left wing player for the school and latter got an opportunity to represent Sikkim at Karnataka for RGKA, last year. Talking to this reporter Rai said she is fortunate to have Pritam Shilal as her coach who was her teacher in her previous school. On her words, she thanked her coach for the encouragement and assistance to her football skills. He is next to my parents, she said. The Sikkim Girls’ team lost at the National Football Tournament to the mighty teams of Maharastra and Haryana. It was an exposure for us, an experience we learnt from it, added Rai. Pritam Shilal, a proud coach said it’s more than a dream comes true to watch your student getting opportunity to perform for the state. Anjana was a dedicated students and I never had doubts at her skills, Shilal went on to say. Rai is presently a student of class ix at Syaplay JHS.
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Sunday, October 11, 2015

Shantinagar Goan Sudhar Samiti nominates new executives

SINGTAM, OCTOBER 11: Shantinagar Goan Sudhar Samiti selects new executives in its annual meeting held today. Mohan Sunar was nominated the new President of Shantinagar Goan Sudhar Samiti. Other person to get the portfolio included, Krishna Chettri and Devika Lamichaney (Vice President), Gopal Subba (General Secretary), Milan Sharma and Sudarshan Sunar (Joint Secretary), Dhiraj Pradhan, Karishma Rizaal and Sushmita Subba (Treasurer), BB Tamang and Aachen Lepcha (Social Secretary, Maiya Pradhan, Reeta Subba and Jayanti Pradhan (Store In-charge). Old committee was dissolved to form a new committee.

HN Sharma, President of the old committee gave the profile of activities performed by the organization in the last three years. Krishna Chettri, gave the details of financial account over the years. Nirmal Pradhan was the host of the program. All the previous executive members were included Advisors. Other person to speak on the occasion was LN Pradhan, PP Upretti and Mohan Sunar.
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Saturday, October 10, 2015

Rongli PHC observed World Mental Health Day

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Rongli, 10th October 2015:  Rongli Primary Health Centre organized World Mental Health Day at Garg Bhawan, Rongli Bazar, East Sikkim on 10th October 2015. The programme was attended by Panchayats, Teachers and students from Rongli JHS, ASHAs, NGO, Staffs of Rongli PHC and the general public of Rongli Bazar. The programme was observed with the theme “Walk with Dignity”. The main focus of the programme was Rally on mental health by the students of Rongli JHS. The students of Rongli JHS started the rally from the School premises to Rongli Bridge and ended at Garg Bhawan. The participants were explained on mental health, its problems, ways to maintain positive mental health and public were also aware on “COTPA” Act Cigarette and other Tobacco products Act. Skit play on Suicide prevention by the students, ASHAs and the members of the Fine Arts Development Society (FADS), a Non Government Organization of Rongli. Dr. Nima Dolma Sherpa (MO), Dr. Milan Pradhan (MO) and Passang Lhendup Sherpa (Health Education Officer) from Rongli Primary Health Centre were the resource persons of the programme. 
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Thursday, October 08, 2015

NSS unit of Singtam SSS visits Sakyong Chisopani JHS

SINGTAM, OCTOBER 8: Special camp of National Service Scheme volunteers of Singtam SSS was held at Sakyong Chisopani JHS held on October 7, 2015. More than 100 students from Singtam SSS, the visiting school along with K B Chettri, Principal, M K Singh and Jessica M Tamang, Programme officers performed cultural, educational and social activities at the school. The main motive for organizing such programmes was to bring awareness among the students and to teach them the motive of volunteering and understanding.
Bimal Lamichaney, Panchayat President and Nandalal Subba, Secretary, Sirwani Chisopani GPU was the Chief Guest and Special Guest of the occasion. Mahesh Dahal, headmaster of Sakyong Chisopani JHS along with his staff was present on the occasion.
Jessica M Tamang, Programme Officer gave the welcome speech which was followed by an introductory speech from M K Singh, another Programme Officer. Cultural dance was performed by Neha Agarwal, Anuradha, Surabhi and others. Manish Pradhan and Sunny Bhagat spoked about National Service Scheme.

Quiz competition and Role play on drug abuse and Swatcha Bharat Abhiyan was also performed during the day long programme. Students of visiting school even cooked the lunch for the host school and also held a cleanliness drive around the school. Singtam SSS has been organizing such NSS camps at different schools since last ten years.



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When i started my blog on Sikkim way back in 2007, i had it clear on my mind that this blog shall help people look out for knowledge on Sikkim. I always wanted a knowledge house about Sikkim, its past, present and future. I do not know over the years how much did i succeed but my determination to let other understand my Sikkim is always giving me a push. with regards Shital Pradhan (himalayanreview@gmail.com)

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