Saturday, November 10, 2018

Jawaharlal Nehru at Rangpo on his visit to Sikkim (1958)

Sunday, November 04, 2018

Sikkim's International Football player Puspa Chettri feliciated

Meet Smt.Puspa Chettri (Gurung) the first women International player from Sikkim. She had represent Sikkim and country in many International football tournament. She got felicitated by Sikkim Football Association (SFA) along with many other prominent football players of Sikkim by His Excellency the Governor of Sikkim on the occasion of 38th All India, Governor's Gold Cup International Tournament. (Source: Barap Namgyal Bhutia)

Chalamthang Eco-village Tourism Development Society calls on Lok Sabha MP

3 October 3018, Gangtok: Bansi Das Limboo, Aitey Raj Subba, Chandan Chettri, Yam Parsad Subba, Pravin Chettri and Amrit Sharma, representatives of Chalamthang Eco-village Tourism Development Society, call on Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha), Shri P.D. Rai after completion of training course on Primary Bamboo Processing Machine Operation & Maintenance at the Cane and Bamboo Technology Park, Burnihat, Assam.
They thanked the MP for urging the Union Agriculture Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh, to expand the National Bamboo Mission (NBM) under National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA) to Sikkim, following which the programme was extended to the state.
Prior to the launch of this Mission, Shri P.D. Rai was the first parliamentarian to bring a Private Member’s Bill to amend the Indian Forest Act 1927, wherein Bamboo is redefined as a ‘grass’ from a ‘tree’ which would open a lot of possibilities for business and processing.
Under the NBM, a first instalment of Rs. 17.25 lakhs (SCSP Category), Rs. 70.95 lakhs (TSP Category), Rs. 256.25 lakhs (General Category) has been released to the State Government of Sikkim as a Central Share during 2018-19 for implementation of the programme.
Mr. Rai congratulated the Chalamthang Eco-village Tourism Development Society for the successful completion of the training course and expressed hope for the NMB to be carried out with full vigour in the state.

Saturday, November 03, 2018


Sikkim wins their first ever Ranji Trophy Match against Manipur in Kolkata today by an innings and 27 runs. The match was played in JU Second Campus, Salt Lake, Kolkata. Sikkim with 8 others team are playing their first Ranji Trophy in a Plate Division.
It was Milind Kumar’s 261 runs that helped Sikkim reach 372 in the first innings and a brilliant bowling by Sikkim bowlers restricted the opponent on 79 runs, in which Ishwar Chaudhary took 4 wickets, Bipul Sharma 3 wickets, Lee Yong Lepcha 2 wickets and Palzor Tamang 1 wicket.
Sikkim decided on a follow on to Manipur and in the second innings they scored 266 runs, Yashpal Singh’s 132 and Lakhan Arjun Rawant’s 70 runs helped them reach this score. In the second innings too Sikkim showed a magnificent game temperament and sweep-out Manipur with a short fall of 27 runs on the board. Bipul took 4 wickets, Ishwar 3 wickets, Plazor, Milind and Padam 1 wickets each and helped Sikkim to this win.
It is a historic win by Sikkim and a proud moment for all the Sikkimese. Sikkim scored 7 Point(s) on the table of Plate Division of Ranji trophy.
“I congratulate the entire team for this historic win today and would like to thank all the past Office Bearers of SCA, who worked tirelessly for this day to come. It is every Cricketers dream to play in the most prestigious tournament of Indian Domestic League and with this win their dreams have been fulfilled. This dream SCA and BCCI has finally fulfilled for all cricketers in Sikkim. Today’s innings defeat has been given to the people of Sikkim by the players and the SCA family, says Lobzang G. Tenzing (President of Sikkim Cricket Association).”

Thursday, November 01, 2018

Xaverian Alumni and Gnagtok Lions Club organises free Health Camp held at Pakyong


31st October 2018: The Association of Xaverian Alumni (AXA) in association with Lions Club Gangtok organised a Free Health Camp at Gram Prasasan Kendra hall at Pakyong Bazar on 31st of October 2018. The Doctors and Specialists from different field like Medicine, Psychiatry, ENT, Gynaecology, Neuro-surgery, Orthopaedic and General physician were present. The Eye section was taken care by the Doctors and Technicians of Siliguri Greater Lions Eye Hospital.  Entire logistics at the venue was arranged by the Pakyong chapter of AXA. Medicines were provided by CMS, Health Care Human Service and Family Welfare Department and Cipla Foundation.
More than 400 people registered for the medical camp and got necessary medical advice. The response was overwhelming and the Association feels the need to hold such camps at regular intervals. On behalf of the AXA, we thank all the Doctors and Technicians from STNM Hospital and other places as well as Siliguri Greater Lions Eye Hospital their support in making the event a huge success. We thank CMS and Cipla Foundation for providing the much needed medicines. We also thank all the Panchayats of GPK Pakyong for providing the support.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

2nd Guwahati International Film Festival concludes with a bang.


Guwahati city flooded with International film personalities in the biggest film festival of Northeast India's history.

The 2nd Guwahati International Film Festival (GIFF) 2018 started with a bang from 25th October 2018 and concluded on 31st October 2018. Over 100 international films from more than 40 countries are being screened in one of the largest film festivals in India. During the festival, Guwahati city is flooded with more than 100 internationally acclaimed filmmakers, actors and film personalities from all over the world. The closing film of the festival is the multi-award winning film Black Crow (Turkey) directed by Muhammet Tayfur Aydin.
Other notable films to be screened at the festival were - Bhoga Khiriki (Assamese), In the life of music (Cambodia), Miracle (Lithuania), Comic Sans (Croatia), Ballad from Tibet (China), The man who looks like me (Estonia), The Pagan King (Latvia), etc.
Axl Hazarika, Assamese experimental music artiste, Head of Jyoti Chitraban Digital Archive and a  member of the organizing committee said, "We are overwhelmed at the response we received to Guwahati International Film Festival 2018. Nice to see such interest in international films among the common people. And, we are thankful to all our guests for making this the best film festival ever to happen in Northeast India"
The 2nd Guwahati International Film Festival 2018 is organized by Jyoti Chitraban in association with DBHRGFTI under the Department of Cultural Affairs, Government of Assam.
Some of the guests who took an active part in the delegate drives of Guwahati International Film Festival (GIFF) 2018 are - Saurav Ganguly, Ms Zanda Senkova (Latvia), Mr. Ivo Martinsons (Latvia), Maie Rossman-Lill (Estonia), Madara Dislere (Latvia), Sebastian Risso(Italy), Valerio Emilio Tranchida, Shaji N Karun, Seema Biswas, Imtiaz Ali, A Sreekar Prasad, Aribam Syam Sarma, Jahnu Barua, Argentinian Ambassador, Estonian Ambassador, Serbian Ambassador, Myanmar Ambassador, etc.