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Sunday, July 31, 2016

Singtam Basibiyalo visits Sumin Mangthang JHS

SINGTAM, JULY 29: Singtam Basibiyalo made a special appearance during the inauguration of the new school building of Sumin Mangthang JHS on July 28. BB Rai, Area MLA Namcheybong Constituency  inaugurated the new building while other guests included Puran Gurung, Chairman Denzong Agricultural Co-Operative Society, Sonam Dezongpa, Joint Director, HRDD and others. Highlight of the day was inauguration of the school building along with felicitation program, cultural program and a football match.

Famed literary forum Singtam Basibiayalo had been a platform for singers, dancers and poets in and around Singtam since last two decades. At the function in Sumin Mangthang too, participants from Basibiyalo presented song and dance program. Dinesh Dahal, Pritam Sundas, Srizu Basnet and Dristi Dahal entertained the gathered crowds with their soulful songs while Surabhi Chettri performed a classical dance.
Mohan Pradhan ‘Neeraj’, Sansthapak Singtam Basibiyalo was the host of the one hour long program. Other members of the Basibiyalo family included TB Pradhan, Advisor, Ganesh Pradhan, Krishna Chettri and  Kamal Gurung. Noted poet Chakrapani Bhattarai and Ram Sharma ‘Firkey’, stand up comedian also enthralled the crowds with their poetry and humour. Singtam Basibiyalo had also sponsored trophies for the open dance competition of the day that was participated by the students of Sumin Mangthang and other nearby organisations..

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Monday, July 11, 2016

Second day of Singtam 202nd Bhanu Jayanti Celebration concludes

SINGTAM, JULY 11: The second day of the Singtam 202nd Bhanu Jayanti Celebration showcased the cultural talent of the participants in and around Singtam. Inter School and Open nepali folk dance competition was held on July 10 at Community Hall, Singtam.
Garjaman Gurung, Minister Roads & Bridges Department, Cultural Affairs & Heritage Department was the Chief Guest of the day. Other distinguished guests included Shyam Pradhan, Parlimentary Secretary – HRDD, Uttam Pradhan, Chairman Sikkim Film Board, Sawan Pradhan, President Singtam Nagar Pnachayat and his Councillors and others. Mohan Pradhan Neeraj, General Secretary of the Singtam Bhanu Jayanti Committee was the host of the day while TB Pradhan, Vice President; Singtam Bhanu Jayanti gave the welcome speech.

In the colourful and festive moods students of Singtam SS stood first among nine different participating schools to win the Inter School Competition followed by Sirwani SS and Little Angel Academy, Adarsh Goan. Similarly in the Open Category Competition, V-Matrix Group and Roshni & Group grabbed second and third position while Natraj Kala Kendra was awarded the first position. Pritam Sundas, Srizu Basnet, Arun Subba entertained the crowd with their songs and humour. 
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Singtam 202nd Bhanu Jayanti Celebration starts

SINGTAM, JULY 09: 202nd Bhanu Jayanti Celebration kicks off at Singtam with Inter School and Open Competitions for both Ramayan Path and Nepali Poetry held at Community Hall, Singtam on July 9. Similarly the next day on July 10, the Nepali Folk Dance Competitions will be completed. The top three winners of Ramayan Path, Poetry and Nepali Folk Dance Competition will perform on July 13th Bhanu Jayanti celebration to be held at Singtam Bazaar.
Sonam Dadul Bhutia, MLA Tashiding Constituency was the Chief Guest on the occasion. Other distinguished guests present on the occasion included Bimal Lamichaney, President Sirwani Chisopani GPU, Sawan Pradhan, President Singtam Nagar Pnachayat and his Councillors and others. The judges for the competition included Chunnilal Ghimeray, DP Adhikari, Dayaram Bhattrai, Tshering Bhutia. Mohan Pradhan Neeraj, General Secretary of the Singtam Bhanu Jayanti Committee was the host of the day while TB Pradhan, Vice President; Singtam Bhanu Jayanti gave the welcome speech.
Sonamati Senior Secondary School swept the Inter School Competition of both Ramayan Path and Nepali Poetry competition for the 202nd Bhanu Jayanti Celebration.  While the students of Singtam SSS and Sumin Linzey SS stood second and third respectfully at the Ramayan Path competition.  In the nepali poetry competition, Ivan Rai, Sonamati Senior Secondary School won the competition followed by Surekha Subba, Little Angel Academy, Adarsh Goan and Abilasha Chettri, Sirwani Secondary School bagging second and third position.
In the Open Nepali Poetry Competition, Krishna Dungel from Bermoik won the first prize while Sitaram Sapkota and Nishant Dulal stood second and third. While in the Open Nepali Poetry Competition Kush Narayan Dahal and Yadu Thatal went on to bag second and third position while the brother duo of Krishna Dhungel and Naren Dhungel went on to win the Open Poetry category.
Ram Sharma, Khamdong, noted stand up comedian entertained the audience with his humour while Dinesh Dahal and Pritam Sundas rendered a song each on the occasion.
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Monday, July 04, 2016

Second coordination meeting of 202nd Singtam Bhanu Jayanti Celebration held

The second coordination meeting of upcoming 202nd Bhanu Jayanti Celebration was held on July 3rd at Community Hall, Singtam. Different matters regarding the celebration were discussed. The members for the celebration committee were increased and work distributions for those members were also carried on. The official poster of the 202nd Bhanu Jayanti Celebration was also released on the day. Somnath Poudhyal, Agriculture Minister and Area MLA would be the Chief Patron of the Bhanu Jayanti Celebration Committee, reads the press release.
Press release further reads, Tourism Minister Ugen T. Gyatso would be Chief Guest on that day and renowned literature Dr. Kabita Lama would grace the occasion as a special guest. Major highlight of the 202nd Bhanu Jayanti Celebration would be felicitation of meritorious students of Singtam surroundings, Traditional Dress display from different communities of Sikkim, Musical program by the artistes from Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Kolkata and Sikkim followed by Shova Yatra competition, Poetry competition, Ramayan Paath competition and Nepali folk dance competition.  The last date of confirmation to participate on different competitions is July 7th.
The audition round for the Poetry and Ramayan Paath (Inter School and Open) competition would be held on July 9thwhere Gopal Baraily, MLA West Pandam Constituency and Am Pd. Sharma, former MLA Khamdong Singtam would be the Chief Guest and the Special Guest. Similarly on July 10th Nepali Folk Dance (Inter School and Open) competition would be held where GM Gurung, Culture Minister would be the Chief Guest while Uttam Pradhan, Chairman Film Board and Suman Tiwari, Chairman Sports as special guests, reads the press release. 
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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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