Tuesday, April 03, 2018

Jeetu Nepal (Actor/Nepal) : Shital Pradhan's Autograph Collection

Jeetu Nepal (Actor/Nepal)

Jeetu Nepal popularly known as Mundre, is a Nepalese comedy actor, writer and director of comedy weekly television series Jire Khursani. He had also acted in the 2013 Nepali movie Chha Ekan Chha, Woda no. Chha, and Chhakka Panja and guested on the comedy show Tito Satya. His role in Jire Khursani as Mundre is regarded as the best comedy role.

"Met him personally in Singtam. (15.08.03)"

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Sunita Rai wins the The Voice of Lampokhari

Sunita Rai of Rolep, Gnathang Machong Constituency won the title of "The Voice of Lampokhari Season - 4. 
Karna Bdr Rai from Lokdara Chujachen became 1st Runners-up and Lazong Bhutia from Aritar Chujachen became 2nd Runners-up respectively out of Top Four contestants.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Happy 12th Birthday Bebay

Well Bebay

The hug between us is still waiting and believe me i do miss it the most when each day i recall you and your 'blank submission' upon me. I may not be of any subject to you yet i cannot take your chapter from my heart and place it somewhere else. Happiness every time does not mean a satisfaction that you enjoy, happiness is also weeping inside for that tight hug. 

It's your birthday, my best-est warm wishes to you, wishing you warmth, sound health, good education and a better days ahead.

I get miss call from unknown numbers and i sometime tell myself ...bebay tah hoina !!

Sir Basil Gould British Political Officer in Sikkim fond of Sikkim's handspun wools

Sir Basil Gould, Britain's Political Officer in Sikkim was very fond of Sikkim's wool. Those handspun wools used to be made into sea boots stockings. The press clip from the TIMES reads that the wool from Sikkim was well appreciated. It is mentioned that the lamas had prayed during the last War (probably the WWI) for the success of the farming of the wools. The wool suited the best gumboot stockings. The wool was such that it was said the wool kept the heart and the feet 'well' of the Britishers.  

Sir Basil John Gould, CMG, CIE (1883–1956) was a British Political Officer in Sikkim, Bhutan and Tibet from 1935 to 1945. An interesting sentence from Gould written by Anna Balikci Denzongpa in one of the articles published at Bulletin of Tibetology, Gangtok; where in his memoirs " The Jewel in the Lotus" he writes about the Raj Bhawan of Gangtok the then British Residency as "perhaps the most attractive medium sized home in the whole of India.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Old photographs of Ebenezer English School, Singtam, East Sikkim

Ebenezer English School was the first school i had taken admission, i studied from class nursery till class iv. I left the school in the year 1988. It was one of the first english school in Singtam, East Sikkim. The school is now closed.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Roshan Prasad from Sikkim, India wins a silver at “EPAEX 2018”

Roshan Prasad from Sikkim, India wins a silver at “EPAEX 2018” Dubai Stamp Exhibition. The exhibition was organized by “The Emirates Philatelic Association” with co-operation of Dragon Mart that was held from 6 – 10 March 2018 in Dragon Mart 2, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, to celebrate “Year of Zayed” and to promote every aspect of philately in the region. It is the 7th Stamp Exhibition hosted in the UAE. Prasad won Silver Medal in Thematic Category of Philately (Stamp Collection). Participants from Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Saudi Arabia and New Zealand had participated in this exhibition. 
The title of his collection was “The Story of Cricket” that comprised of most of the postal stamps, First Days Covers, Special Covers, Booklets, Miniature Sheets, Post Cards, Telegrams and Commercial envelopes on Cricket, issued worldwide since 1962 (when the first postal stamp was issued Cape Verde on 18th January 1962). Roshan Prasad is the Treasurer of Sikkim Philatelic and Numismatic Society. 
Previously he had designed Special Cover for the National Club of India (Mohun Bagan AC) in 2010 to commemorate the Centenary celebration of 1st Victory of Indian football team (commonly known as “The Immortal XI”, who played bare footed) against British-East Yorkshire Regiment (IFA Shield 1911), which was issued by Dept. of Post India..The cover was released during Mohun Bagan Day 2010 by the then Governor of West Bengal.

Monday, March 05, 2018

Drone photo of SDF 26th anniversary

Enjoy 15 amazing Arial shots taken by Drone camera of 26th Foundation Day stage. On 4th of March 2018 at Rangpo Mining ground. ( Pic : Barap Bhutia)

Sunday, March 04, 2018

Sarojini Memorial Free Primary School, Mungpoo

Set up in 1950, Sarojini Memorial Free Primary School at Simleydhura Mungpoo was build in the name of Sarojini Naidu, the great freedom fighter of Indian Independence.

Rhenock JHS votes for its School Captains

27.02.18, RHENOCK: Govt Jr. High School Rhenock Bazar, East Sikkim carried out election for the student’s representatives for the session 2018 in the school premises. The students had been canvassing since the day of their nomination was filled. Their commitments towards the school were also made known to all when allowed to express in the morning assembly. Smt. Maina Pradhan and Smt. Devi Pradhan, SMC members was invited in the school as a Presiding Officer. The counting was also done eventually and the elected students were offered khadas from the gracious hands of the present SMC members. The captains were given oath by Suman Thapa, GTB of the school.
Speaking on the occasion SD Bhutia, Headmaster of the school said, we wanted the students to learn about our democratic system of administration. It was a wonderful experience for the students as well as to the school staff.

The elected Captains were Sahil Bhusal (Captain), Sneha Gupta (Vice Captain), Til Bdr. Darjee (Discipline Captain), Shristi Puri (Discipline Vice Captain), Diya Chettri (Literacy Captain), Sajal Chettri (Literacy Vice Captain), Sneha Pradhan (Games & Sports Captain), Youraj Rai (Games & Sports Vice Captain), Syrash Pradhan (Culture Captain) and Shristika Thapa (Culture Vice Captain)

Former HM Damodar Sharma given farewell

Singtam, February 28: Government Primary School, Upper Tanak, South Sikkim organised a farewell programme to bid farewell to Damodar Sharma, retired Head Master and Shanti Thapa. retired teacher. All the SMC members, Parents, former students and teachers were present.

The Head Master of the school, CM Chettri delivered a speech stating about the hardwork done by the outgoing Headmaster and Asst.Teacher during their tenure.
The programme was well organised with active participation of public from Upper Tanak and its surrounding. Both the teachers was felicitated on the occasion for their contribution towards the school.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Road Safety Week was observed at Singtam

FEBRUARY 15: Road Safety Week was observed at Singtam today that was organised by Transport Department. Motor Vehicle. Division, Govt. of Sikkim in association with Students of Singtam Sr. Sec. School, East Point SSS, Singtam Police, Singtam Nagar Panchayat, JVC, Singtam Drivers Association, Marwari Yuva Manch, Bihari Jagaran Manch and concerned citizens of Singtam.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Nehru Nagar Post Office (New Delhi)

Nehru Nagar Post Office is located at Nehru Nagar, New Delhi, South Delhi
Pin code of Nehru Nagar PO is 110065.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Ice Cricket in Switzerland

Many of the cricketing legends dropped at St. Moritz, Switzerland to play the first Ice Cricket.
Shahid Afridi’s Royals defeated Virender Sehwag’s Badrutt’s Palace Diamonds by eight wickets in the final of the two T-20 match. Sehwag’s XI scored 205/5 in 20 overs while the Royals won the match with 20 balls remaining, all thanks to unbeaten 90 by Jacques Kallis. Mohammad Kaif takes home the most sixes of the match. (Pics: Twitter)

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Shantinagar celebrates 69th Republic Day

Shantinagar, January 26: Members of Shantinagar Gaon Sudhar Samiti celebrated 69th Republic Day with joy and enthusiasm at the Badminton Court, near Rani Khola Walkway. Nandu Dutraj, President, Sri Seti Sangha Devi Mandir Committee and very prominent social worker was the Chief Guest of the day. Also present on the occasion were Deepa Chettri, Panchayat Shantinagar ward, Krishna Chettri, President SGSS, all executive members, Advisors and members of Samiti. 
The Chief Guest unfurled the national flag and national anthem was sung by people of all age. The other highlight of the day was a boxing exhibition match by the students of Pritam Silal, former National Boxer.
PP Upretti, Vice President, SGSS was the host of the day. Krishna Chettri, President, SGSS gave a welcome speech.  Shital Pradhan, member SGSS gave a brief about the importance of the day. Dal Bahadhur Gurung, lone nepali representative at the then Constitutional Drafting Committee was remembered.  
Nandu Dutraj, the Chief Guest of the day thanked the Samiti members for observing a national event and appealed every individual to make our nation proud. Other people to speak on the occasion included LN Pradhan and Dhiraj Pradhan.

Sikkim Student Association Kolkata gets its first women President

Sikkim Student Association Kolkata formed in 1981 witnessed a historic moment when Kyesang Youden Wangmu Bhutia was elected the first women President of the association.

The other executive members for the upcoming session included :

President - Kyesang Youden Wangmu Bhutia
Vice president - Tshering Yangchen Bhutia
General secretary - Tenzing Gyajean Bhutia
Treasurer - Chung Chung Lhamu Bhutia
Cultural secretary - Sherab Lhamu Bhutia
Assistant cultural secretary - Rikzing Namgyal Gensapa
Sports secretary- Sangay Sonam Tashi Lepcha
Assistant sports secretary- Meghna Moktan
Literary secretary -Jigmee Choden Bhutia
Information secretary - Roshne Pradhan

Remanti R. Rai (Singer) : Shital Pradhan's Autograph Collection

Sikkim State Civilian Awardee 2013,
Winner North East Ke Superstar 2011

An inspirational singer from Sikkim, her inspiring story is to be inducted into NCERT new book for students. She has sung for nepali films and had also come up with private albums. She is the founder of Remanti Sangeet Academy (www.remantiacademy.com).

Autograph taken on : 26.12.2010

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Sinha mu and Jawala Nhyaka :

Information shared by Dipak Shrestha

Jwala Nhyaka :- Jwala indicate the sun and Nhyaka means the mirror. Hence a mirror encircled with the light of the sun. After the gods are decorated for a religious ceremony it is customary to show them Jwala Nhyaka in veneration.

Sinha Mu:- A traditional urn for the orange vermillion, generally used in the religious ceremony. It is also an essential gift from a mother to her newly wed daughter to safeguard her sindoor, thus wishing her a long and happy married life

Monday, January 22, 2018

Minister Poudhyal visits Saraswati Puja

Shantinagar, January 22 : Somnath Poudhyal, Agriculture Minister cum Area MLA visited the Saraswati Puja program held at Chisopani, Singtam. The day long program conducted by Topa - Chisopani Jan Kalyan Sangha included musical program and poetry recitation.
Also present on the occasion was Sharmila Chettri, Upa Adhaksyaya, Panchayat members from Chisopani GPU, Dawa Sherpa, former Panchayats, other distinguished guests and members of TC Jan Kalyan Sangha.

The day started with the prayers and offerings was offered to Goddess Saraswati. Young boys and girls performed song and dance to entertain the crowd. Singer Geeta Sharma, State Awardee also sang on the day.
Somnath Poudhyal speaking on his brief speech appreciated the efforts of members of Topa Chisopani Jan Kalyan Sangha is organising such beautiful event. Spiritual habits leads to healthy life and younger generation needs to be taught about it, he added.
Memento was presented to all the performers of the day.

Rishi Kapoor tweets Reunion of old friends

Reunion of old friends. Danny Denzongpa, Prem Chopra,Jeetendra,Paintal, Rishi,Ranjeet. 
What an evening of reminiscing. Thank you all.

Former Governor of Sikkim, Shri T.V. Rajeswar passes away


I m deeply saddened to know about the untimely demise of former Governor of Sikkim, Shri T.V. Rajeswar, who passed away in the early hours of 14th January, 2018 at his residence in New Delhi at the age of  91.

Shri T.V. RAJESWAR was born on 28 August 1926 in Salem, Tamil Nadu. After completing his MA in Economics from Presidency College, University of Madras, he joined the Indian Police Service in 1949. Initially, he was posted to the erstwhile Hyderabad State and, after the reorganization of states, he was allotted the Andhra Pradesh cadre. He served as Superintendent of Police in the districts of Nizamabad, Raichur and Guntur, and as Deputy Commi
ssioner in the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. In 1962, he joined the Intelligence Bureau (IB) as Assistant Director. After serving   in Sikkim and Bhutan from 1963 to 1967, he was posted  as Deputy Director and Joint Director in the IB headquarters. In February 1980, he was promoted to the post of  Director , IB and held the post till August 1983, after which  he took over as Lieutenant Governor of Arunachal Pradesh- the first time an IPS officer was appointed to a constitutional post. He later served as the Governor of Sikkim, West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh . After sixty years in civil service, he was awarded the Padma Vibhushan, India's second highest civilian honour, in 2012.

In November 1985,Shri Rajeswar took over as the Governor of Sikkim and held the post till March 1989.Due to his earlier stint in Sikkim as Assistant Director, IB, he had a close relation with Sikkim and the Sikkimese people. As one of the most popular Governors of the State, he had a firm belief in establishing the rule of  law all over the State by creating an atmosphere free of injustice, crime and fear. His charismatic and endearing personality was truly admired by the Sikkimese people.  

With the passing away of Shri TV Rajeswar, the State and the Nation have lost a worthy son of the soil, whose innumerable contributions will always be remembered . This is a sad day for us, especially for  Sikkim and the Sikkimese people ; and I,on behalf of the State and the people,  extend my heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family. I  pray that God gives them the strength and fortitude  to bear with this irreparable loss.We stand by them at this hour of bereavement.

May the departed soul rest in eternal peace!

Friday, January 12, 2018

Kupup Post Office (East Sikkim)

Kupup Post Office (East Sikkim)

At the height of over 13,000 feet, the Kupup Post Office is one of the highest post offices in Sikkim.

Happy New Year 2018 Bebay

Hi Bebay

Yet another year starts off and still i have not come across you. You must have dead emotions for me by now but from my side i think of you everyday and talk to myself, you must be doing good. 

I might not have answers to your thousands of questions you might be thinking and looking for its answers; me too have thousands of words for you but i cannot confide to anyone. When i think of you, i am alone, when i want to talk about you with others i am alone.

With each passing days, the hope of meeting you and hugging you deepens. I do want to hold you and cry along with you. Chooree !! I love you and it is hidden within me only. 

Hope someday you will flip over the pages of this blog and reply me back.

With lots of love - Happy New Year to you.

Yours Baba

Monday, January 01, 2018

Two girl boxers congratulated for Nationals boxing participation

Shantinagar, January 1: Members of Shantinagar Gaon Sudhar Samiti congratulated the two female boxers from Singtam that will be participating at 2nd Elite National Women Boxing Championship at Rohtak, Haryana. Sunaina Bardewa (69 kg category) and Som Maya Subba (59 kg category) are among the seven boxers selected to represent Sikkim at the tournament. 

In a short program conducted at Shantinagar, members of SGSS offered khadas to the Coach and the two boxers and wished them success in the tournament. Small amount of financial support was also handed over to the Coach. Present on the occasion were Deepa Chettri, Panchayat Shantinagar ward, Advisors and members of SGSS. 
Krishna Chettri, President SGSS added our society is always open to sports and fitness activities. We hope and wish under the guidance of Pritam Shilal, the team will do good, said Chettri. Pritam Shilal, Coach of the two boxers had expressed positive results from both girls. He further said he is thankful towards different people of the society for supporting him and his two students towards the preparation for the Nationals. The two girls also spoked on the occasion and seeked blessings from the elders.