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Friday, February 19, 2016

My two students cleared HCM scholarship 2015


It's a proud moment for me...two of the students I had an opportunity to teach during last year HCM Scholarship Refresher Course at Sirwani SS has got through...one from Ralap SS and other from Singtam SSS.



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Monday, February 15, 2016

Posakay Primary School celebrates its decadal; a pride says HRDD Minister

SINGTAM, FEBRUARY 15: RB Subba, Minister HRDD was of all praise for Posakay Primary School. In his words, Subba said schools across the state should get inspired from this small school. The school has been successfully bringing out best academic outcomes at the state level scholarships exams and making the department proud, added the Minister. HRDD Minister was speaking on the occasion of a first Decadal Celebration of the establishment of Posakay Primary School at Posakay, near Chujachen on February 13. He congratulated the school on the occasion and wished more success in days to come.
Posakay Primary School completed its first ten years of its establishments in a colourful festive mood with cultural programmers, felicitation programmes, release of school magazine and others highlighting the day-long event. Present at the program was OT Lepcha, former Minister, Bikram Pradhan, Government Chief Whip and Area MLA (Guest of Honour), GP Uphadhya, Secretary HRDD, Bhim Thatal, Director, Primary Education, HRDD, Sonam Denzongpa, Joint Director East, HRDD, officials from Regu BAC, Heads of schools under Regu BAC, officials from SDM, members of Zilla Panchayat and GPUs and others.
The program started with the hoisting of the school flag and the school song. The Chief Guest cut the Decadal celebration cake and that was followed by the welcome speech by Amrit Thakuri, Headmaster of the school. Thakuri gave the school report where he highlighted the school’s achievements over the years. He said his students had been successfully clearing HCM Scholarships, Prerna Scholarship and JNV Scholarship. He spoked about the English-speaking environment which he had successfully created in his school. The Headmaster of the school placed few requirements of the schools that was accepted by the HRDD Minister and has agreed to fulfill it.

Ganga Maya Pradhan, the land donor and Shital Pradhan, Teacher, Sakyong Chisopani JHS was felicitated on the event. Speaking on the occasion, Bikram Pradhan spoked about the action undertaken by the state government in the field of education. He congratulated Amrit Thakuri, Headmaster and his staff for providing best education to the students and making the constituency and the state proud. Radhika Sharma, PGT Nepali at Chujachen SSS was the host of the day. Students of Sudunglakha SS, Blooming Buds Academy, Kopche and Posakay PS presented colourful cultural programs.

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Sunday, February 14, 2016

Boarder Roads Organization (BRO) under the ASDDF Scanner


PRESS RELEASE

All Sikkim Democratic Drivers Front of Sikkim (ASDDF) consisting of General Secretary G.M. Gurung of Rangpo, President of All Sikkim Truck Driver Association Mingma Sherpa, Secretary (East District) ASDDF Karma Tashi Bhutia, President Singtam Taxi Driver Association Tinku Adhikari along with Social Activist Suresh Lama visited the most dangerous landslide zone of Bhotey Vhir under Kalimpong District of West Bengal. As the Boarder Roads Organization (BRO) was doing the cutting work since one and half year in the main National Highway 10A which links with Sikkim state lifeline without any good precautions which caused so many deaths and injuries to the vehicle plying towards Sikkim and towards the West Bengal itself.
ASDDF is concerned about the passersby and due to complete negligence of BRO, the life is in the stake of each and every drivers and the passengers who visits Sikkim through the Bhotey Vhir landslide zone. ASDDF appeals Government of West Bengal and the BRO that the matter should be resolve before the monsoon season, the tangle between state Public Works Department and the BRO should not take lives of innocent people again and again. G.M. Gurung further appeals to the West Bengal government that permanent solution is need of the hour and for that if BRO wants to divert the road for 3-4 days to make this landslide zone perfect then it would be very nice. Further ASDDF appeals contractors and concerned department of Sikkim to take this type of matter seriously, as in the home also due to carelessness of contractors so many accidents happened in the recent times. Drivers are not only to blame always, the roads which links the region to regions is in the hand of BRO, Contractors and the state department, so matter should be taken seriously henceforth.
The recent accidents of 14th January at Bhotey Vhir had caused the major setback to the people which was a total negligence of the Boarder Roads Organization (BRO), it’s not a road which people wanted it’s a kind of setting up the ambush in the daylight, because anytime boulders will fall from the weak points and even with the vibrations of heavy vehicles , added Gurung. ASDDF will take a major action if the solution for the same is not done as soon as possible.
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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Beyong Sanjeevani Sangh completes 8; felicitates four individuals

SINGTAM, FEBRUARY 11: Beyong Sanjeevani Sangh of Sombaria celebrated its 8th anniversary in a colourful program today. Cultural dances, Football match and felicitation program was the highlight of the day. DN Sherpa, MLA Daramdin Constituency was the Chief Guest of the day long program.
SM Subba, Director, Pratap International School, Tikpur, Pabi Rai and BS Subba (both former panchayats) and Roshan Rai, artiste was felicitated on the occasion for their contribution towards the society.

Highly anticipated final of the Knock-Out Football Tournament was won by Rumbuk FC who defeated RSC Tikpur with four goals to two. The winner team was awarded a cash prize of Rs30000 while the runner-up team received Rs. 20000. The participating cultural groups included Sanjeevani Sangh, Twist Your Toe Academy, Sombaria, Anni Yakthung Sakthim Saptumloo and others.


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This was the closest i could go for PM Modi orchid




Cymbidium NaMo
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Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Old Photograph of Paljor Stadium


Photo Source: Chultim Denzongpa
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Old photographs of MG Marg when it was not named


Photo Source: Chultim Denzongpa
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Old photographs of Gangtok

 Photo source: Chultim Denzongpa
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Chief Minister Pawan Chamling inaugurated Bhanjyang Bazaar



Today 9th February 2016, Honourable Chief Minister Shri Pawan Chamling Inaugurated Bhanjyang Bazaar under Namchi Singithang Constituency. (Pic: Bishnu Dulal)
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Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Photographic Society of Sikkim thanks Mazhitar FAD organizers

Singtam, January 26: Photographic Society of Sikkim, Singtam has thanked the organizing committee of Mazhitar Food and Drink Festival 2016 for an opportunity to showcase the photographic talent of their members. The three day event had provided a much needed boost for the young Society. Membership drive was also conducted at the event, informed Milan Sharma, General Secretary through the press release.
The press release further reads, PSS would like to thank all the three Chief Guests of the consecutive days, Shri Ugen T. Gyatso, Tourism Minister, Smt. Tilu Gurung, MLA Namthang-Rateypani Constituency and Shri Gopal Baraily, MLA West Pandam Constituency for their encouraging words when they visited the PSS stall and interacted with the members. PSS remains grateful towards Suresh Lama, promoter Mazhitar Food and Drink Festival 2016 for inviting at the event.
This event was also the maiden photography display cum sale for the members of PSS that was set up at Singtam, last November. Ten members had contributed around seventy photographs of subjects related to Sikkim. Members of PSS are from Singtam, Gangtok, Rangpo, Rhenock, Namchi and Makha.

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The Orchids, Sikkim's premier rock band


The Orchids, Sikkim's premier rock band of the 1960's-1970's here seen with late Crown Prince Tenzing Namgyal on the drums. (Pic: Navin Pradhan)
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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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