Wednesday, October 31, 2018

2nd Guwahati International Film Festival concludes with a bang.

PRESS RELEASE


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.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Shantinagar Goan Sudahar Samiti felicitates five students

 FIRST PUBLISHED ON JUNE 6, 2010


Shantinagar Goan Sudahar Samiti felicitated the passed out students of class x and xii from the locality out at Shantanagar. The five students were Sushmita Subba, Karishma Rizal, Seema Pradhan, Nikhil Sundas and Arpan Pradhan. 
A small program was organised that was attended by people of Shantinagar, five students along with their parents and members of Shantinagar Goan Sudahar Samiti. Bimal Lamichaney, General Secretary Sirwani Tshllamthang Panchayat was the chief guest. 

Sunday, October 14, 2018

AIDS awareness meet held in Shantinagar

 NEWS FIRST PUBLISHED ON SIKKIM EXPRESS (22/07/08)
NEWS BY SHITAL PRADHAN


SINGTAM: A medical camp to spread awareness about AIDS was held at Shantinagar, Singtam on July 20. The camp was organized by Navudaya Sangh, a local organization of Shantinagar, Singtam and was sponsored by AIDS Cell from Gangtok. The personage attending the function included members of Navudaya Sangh, AIDS Cell from Gangtok and the locals of the nearby areas. Larger section of the assemblage included the girls in their teens. Speakers at the function narrated in detail the preventive measures to be taken, the role of women in the campaign against AIDS, the medical assistance being offered to AIDS patients etc. The talk of the programme included different views on AIDS and discussed about the growing drug addiction among youth. Palmpets and banners were distributed among different schools, NGOs and other institutions   

Speaking on the occasion P.S. Lepcha, President of Navudaya Sangh informed the gathering about the objective of the programme was to create AIDS awareness to the present generations especially the girls, who play the pivotal role in unfolding the future of tomorrow. Lepcha added the organization this time had set their goals towards the rural areas which had been ignored so far. He appreciated the initiative taken by the AIDS cell in bringing forth such programme to this place and especially thanked Dr. Urmilla Pradhan from the AIDS Cell, Gangtok for her valuable verbal communiqué. He also assured such programme shall carry on in days to come too.

Opening of Passenger Reservation System at Singtam


 NEWS FIRST PUBLISHED ON SIKKIM EXPRESS (15/03/07)
NEWS BY SHITAL PRADHAN

Passenger Reservation System (PRS) was opened at Singtam SNT Office on 15/03/07. The opening function was graced by Dr. C. Ethenpa, Chief Medical Officer, District Hospital , Singtam as Chief Guest. Senior citizens, local leader, Govt. Officials and the officers from the Telephone Exchange, Singtam, 60 in numbers were present on the occasion. 

Shri L. N. Pradhan, Jt. Secretary SNT, Rangpo while delivering welcome address urged all to be benefited by the PRS. Shri Samdup Bhutia, Shri Norbu Bhutia, TTA Singtam and Gangtok explained about the function of PRS and urged all to co-operate for smooth functioning of PRS. Both of them replied to the questions raised by the participants. The Chief Guest in her speech thanked the Transport Department, SNT Division for establishing PRS at Singtam. She called upon the participants to utilize the services rendered from PRS.

The programme was conducted by Milan Silwal, T.I, Rangpo. Shri Samdup Bhutia delivered vote of thanks. Light refreshment was provided to the guests.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Riverine Elementary School visits Rongli PHC, SDM Office and Post Office

Singtam, October 13: Riverine Elementary School, Rongli organised an educational tour for students from class two to class seven on October 12.

They visited different government offices in and around Rongli to get familiar with their individual works. The students accompanied with teachers interacted with the officials at the respective offices. The places of visit included Rongli PHC, SDM Office and Post Office. 

 
Dr. Tshewang Sherpa was present at the Rongli PHC Hospital, he greeted the students and teachers. He talked about the role of health care and the importance of a hospital. Mr. Raju Pradhan, hospital staff briefed about the function of different departments.

There-after SDM Office, Rongli was visited. AB Gurung, SDM briefed about different functionaries of his office building. Students were allowed to visit different offices under SDM.

The visiting school then went to Post Office of Rongli bazaar and learned about how the letters and other materials are posted. Staffs of the office briefed about the function of a post office. 

The day long tour was organised by Sita Sharma, teacher RES and accompanied by Bikki Rai, Principal, Bimla Giri and Indira Pradhan, teachers.

Friday, October 05, 2018

149th Gandhi Jayanti Updates from Tinek, Rongli and Lingtam

TINEK, EAST SIKKIM
Tinek Kalyan Sangh celebrated the 149th Gandhi Jayanti Celebration in a colourful way. The program started with the offering of prayers at the Singha Devi Mandir by the members of the society.
The program started with the offering of khadas to the Chief Guets and other distinguished guests. National song was sung on the occasion. Pushpa Kumar Pradhan gave the welcome speech while Srijana Rai spoked about the life of Gandhiji before the crowds.  Anisha Shanker recited two nepali poems on the occasion. Keshav Chettri was the host of the day.
Hom Kumari Pradhan, member ASHA shared information regarding the spread and precaution of dengue before the gathered audience. Yogita Pradhan, member ICDS spoked about the ICDS and the importance of the nutrition for the growing child.
SK Pradhan, Chief Guest of the day spoked about the importance of the day. Pradhan informed that UNO had promoted this day as an observation of Non Violence Day. He talked about the importance of thinking positive; he further said young ones should respect their elders and elders should love their young ones and make a society a better place to live.
Dilip Kumar Pradhan hosted an open quiz competition on the theme of Gandhiji that was thoroughly enjoyed by all.  KB Sewa, Chief Advisor, Tinek Kalyan Sangh in his speech talked about the growth of the organisation and its strength.
Manoj Pradhan shared his knowledge about the process of election and its significance in making a better government. He spoked about NOTA; he said voting is our fundamental rights.  Indra Shanker, member Zilla Panchayat presented 40 plastic chairs to the organisation. Srijana Rai, Amisha Subba and others performed cultural dance. Games for small children were also played. Prizes were distributed to the participants of dance and quiz at the end of the program.

RONGLI, EAST SIKKIM
Gandhi Jayanti celebration was held at Riverine Elementary School. Bikki Rai, Principal of the school was the Chief Guest of the day. Pradeep Sharma hosted and organised the day long programme. Sita Sharma, Prabha Gurung, Santosh Rai, Anisha Pradhan gave speeches on the life and works of Gandhiji and his principles.
Different cultural programmes were staged by students from class nursery to class vii. Programmes like dancing, singing, beat box, rhymes, moral story-telling and others was staged. In the second half of the day sits and draw competition was held, inter house in both division, senior and junior was done based on theme Gandhi Jayanti. Principal gave vote of thanks and summarized the day's programme.
DAK LINE LINGTAM, EAST SIKKIM
Bosco English School, Lingtam East Sikkim celebrated Gandhi Jayanti in a grand manner. Thendu Sherpa, Government Contractor grace the occasion as the Chief Guest along with Dorjee Sherpa, Dy. Director (HRDD), Mahendra Bagdas, a stand up comedian artist from Kalimpong, Senior Citizens, School heads of the surrounding schools, Guardians and the students.
The programme started with the lightening of the lamp and offering of Khada to the portrait of Mahatma Gandhi, a father of the nation. The programme was followed by the Dances and the act. Mahendra Bagdas, a stand up comedian artist was the main attraction of the programme. The school felicitated twenty senior citizens from Lingtam, Regu and Sisney Subaney Block to encourage their contribution in the society.
Sangeeta Gurung, Principal, BES address the gathered audience that this is the milestone for public of Lingtam where these types of the programme held in the remote area to encourage senior citizens by recognizing their contribution in the society. She also stress in the modern technology of teaching in the school and to provide the platforms to the students in the field of sports and culture too. She thanked the guardians for their supports to make this programme a grand success.
The crowd appreciated Mahendra Bagdas's performance. People enjoyed his show and express their happiness for organising such type of programme at Lingtam. Suraj Lama welcomed the guests followed by vote of thanks given by Phurba Tshering Tamang.

Please stop making fun of the name 'Neil Nitin Mukesh'


I had been a Mukesh and Nitin Mukesh fan since my childhood. I am proud of them but when i see the people of India bullying their names i feel very sad. The jokes made of the name 'Neil Nitin Mukesh' as a three person name on Neil, son of Nitin Mukesh and grandson of Mukesh was fun when you do it once or twice but when you repeat it on national channels often it becomes an irritation and an insult to the legends. I feel sorry for the person who created the joke, brother you need to respect your seniors. 

I would like to request each individual please stop this non-sense. "If we can't give them respect we don't have rights to disgrace their names too".



Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Shantinagar Samaj felicitates safaikarmacharis and others on Bapu’s Birthday

Singtam, October 2: Shantinagar Gaon Sudhar Samiti celebrated the 149th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi with joy and enthusiast. The day long event held at Shantinagar included the inauguration of the paintings on the wall on the National Highway at Shantinagar, felicitations and cultural program.

The beautiful paintings featured the messages of healthy, green and organic Sikkim was made by the members of Krypton Arts Society Sikkim, based on Singtam. The wall painting was inaugurated by Head Lobella, Karma Thujee Monastery, Shantinagar, Singtam, the Chief Guest of the day. Plantation drive was also held along the wall by the Chief Guests and other distinguished guests.



LN Pradhan, Chief Advisor of Shantinagar Gaon Sudhar Samiti gave the welcome speech. He informed the gathered audience about the importance of the day and the proceedings. PP Upretti, Vice President, SGSS was the host of the day. Krishna Chettri, President, SGSS in his speech spoked about the role of an organisation in making a better society. He said better society makes better state and Shantinagar Gaon Sudhar Samiti is formed to make a stronger society.

Mahesh Dahal, Headmaster, Lower Tanak Primary School gave a brief introduction about the life and philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi. Dahal marked that every individual should follow the lifestyle of Gandhiji and become a role model for the society. Head Lobella, the Chief Guest in his speech asked everyone to follow the sayings of lord Buddha to become a better individual. We all need to be a brighter lights for the society, he added.

Safaikarmacharis Ongdi Lepcha, Bhim Bdr. Rai and driver Suresh Darnal from Singtam Nagar Panchayat who visits Shantinagar at the morning to collect the garbages were felicitated. They were also gifted new cloths. Other than that Dr. Pradeep Sharma Luitel, residence of Adarsh Goan, South Sikkim was felicitated for completing his PhD in Sanskrit. Luitel is the first Sikkimese to do so. Praja Pradhan, residence of Tirkutam, Sang, East Sikkim was felicitated for his progress in the field of nepali cinema.

Three personalities from Chisopani GPU was presented with congratulation mementos. Anita Sewa was congratulated for receiving the Commendation Award from HRDD, Government of Sikkim. Gopal Bishwakarma from Tinek - winner of Indra Jatra Talent Hunt 2018 and Shanker Lamichaney, a successful enterprenuer from Shantinagar was also presented with mementos. Krypton Arts Society Sikkim was also awarded memento for their beautiful paintings on the wall of National Highway.

Gopal Bishwakarma, Norsang Tamang and Amisha Bishwakarma sang songs at the program.