SINGTAM, JULY 13: In a historic event, Bhanu Jayanti was celebrated by Shantinagar Goan Sudhar Samiti, Singtam for the first time. The highlight of the 204th Bhanu Jayanti celebration was Ramayan Path, Poem Recitation and cultural program. KB Chettri, Principal Singtam SSS was the Chief Guest of the day. The other distinguished guests included Indra Prasad Chettri, President Kalyan Samaj, Adarsh Goan, South Sikkim as the Sabha Siromani followed by Mohan Pradhan Neeeraj, literary figure from Singtam, Roshan Rai, SHO, Singtam Police Station, Manzil Kharel, RO, Singtam Forest Department, Sundar Rai, AEO, Khamdong BAC, Bishnu Maya Sherpa and Rajni Singh, Councilors, Singtam Nagar Panchayat, CP Pradhan, Ganga Mukhia and others.
The day started with the Shova Yatra from Shantinagar to Archigos Academy, the program venue through Singtam bazar via rivers-side walkway. The day long program started with the honouring of the senior citizen of Shantinagar. Thereafter, Chief Guest, other guests and members of SGSS offered khadas at the Bhanu Bhakta’s cut out frame. LN Pradhan, Advisor, SGSS spoked in brief about the life of Bhanu Bhakta and the importance of the day. TB Pradhn, Advisor, SGSS was the host of the day.
Sudarshan Subba from Krypton Sketch Society Sikkim, Singtam was presented a certificate for paining a life size Bhanu Bhakta cut out frame that was presented to SGSS by him. Students from Singtam SSS, Sirwani SS, Sumin Linzey SS, Little Angel Academy, Adarsh Goan, Lower Tinek Kalyan Samaj, Sikkim Academy of Music, Singtam, Remanti Music Academy, Gangtok participated at Ramayan Path, Nepali Poem Recitation, song and dance program. Individual participants included Radhika Dulal, 77 years old lady reciting Ramayan Path followed by Tara Pradhan, Aditi Pokhrel, Bhanu Pokhrel, Gopal Subba, Shital Pradhan, Nishant Dulal and Anita Sewa.
Speaking on the occasion, Mohan Pradhan Neeraj, noted nepali literary figure from Singtam congratulated SGSS for organising such important event and appreciated that the Samiti had been doing good over the years. He mentioned SGSS had also observed ‘Bhasa Diwas’ last year. KB Chettri, Chief Guest spoked about the role of Bhanu Bhakta in uniting the nepali speaking communities across the world. He further said, it is our responsibility to carry forward the importance of language.
Indra Prasad Chettri, Sabha Shiromani of the day had extended cooperation from his Kalyan Samaj for any program that SGSS decides to do. He said different societies should come together to make better and strong Sikkim. Krishna Chettri, President SGSS told financial assistance should never be a big issue when we celebrate such occasion, even in a small amount we could organise a big event proved a bigger joy for us. He further thanked all the participants of the cultural and literary events along with all the distinguished guests in making the program a remembrance.