Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Vivek Yonzone wins second consecutive Silver at National Philatelic Exhibition

SINGTAM, December 24: For the second consecutive year Vivek Yonzone from Singamari, Darjeeling won a silver medal at National Philatelic Exhibition at World Trade Centre, Mumbai on December 22. INPEX 2019 was organized by the Philatelic Congress of India from December 18-22, 2019. Yonzone is the General Secretary of ALPINE Philatelic and Numismatic Society. Yonzone had displayed five frame exhibits on Element of Music. His exhibition had both Indian and foreign materials on music. He is also the member of Sikkim Philatelic and Numismatic Society.
The society was represented at the exhibition by Surya Kanta Biswas, Patron from Murshidabad and Vivek Yonzone from Singamari, Darjeeling. The event witnessed a display of more than 500 frames of Philatelic materials with competition on many groups like Traditional Philately, Postal History, Indian Pre and Post-Independence Stamps, Thematic Philately and others. Through this press release, Sushil Karthok, President, ALPINE Philatelic and Numismatic Society has congratulated Vivek Yonzone for bringing recognition to Darjeeling Philately at the national level.

Monday, December 23, 2019

Sikkim Outplayed Nagaland in Col. C. K. Nayudu Trophy

After sharing the points in the first match of the Col. C. K. Nayudu Trophy against Pondicherry as the match was drawn due to rain, Sikkim outplayed Nagaland in the second match played at Nagaland Cricket Stadium, Sovima, Nagaland today by 3 wickets.

It was a very interesting match as the match continued until the last day. Both the side gave their best in both the innings. Nagaland won the toss and chose to bat first. In their first innings, Nagaland made 280 runs off 110.4 overs, where one of their players named Wahid scored 121 runs the highest of the innings. Chandra Bahadur Chettri and Mohammad Saptula took 3 wickets each, Dinesh Kumar Dhobi took 2 wickets, Chandan Kumar and Harit Chauhan took 1 wicket each. In Sikkim’s first innings 310 runs were scored off which Parth Palawat scored 110 runs, Mohammad Shahbaz 52 runs, Harit Chauhan 46 runs, Akash Luitel 35 runs, Chandra Bahadur Chettri 25 runs in 110.3 overs, taking the lead of 30 runs.

In the second innings, Nagaland was all-out for 196 runs, giving the target of 166 runs. It was Saptula’s brilliant spell that thrashed the opponent taking 8 wickets and Harit bagged 2 wickets. Sikkim reached the target in 46.3 overs scoring 168 runs. Harit scored the innings highest of 44 runs, Shahbaz 37 runs, Saptula 35 runs, Parth 16 runs, and Sanjay Chettri 11 runs.

“It was a good game altogether where boys’ played well with both bat and bowl. The trainer and physio of the team equally share this victory for their continues effort keeping the players fit on and off the field. We are looking for the next match against Manipur.” Say Coach Som Tshering Lepcha. 

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Sikkim Philatelist wins Bronze in INPEX-2019

SINGTAM, December 22: Roshan Prasad from Singtam, Sikkim wins bronze in Literature class at INPEX-2019 (National Philatelic Exhibition) at World Trade Centre, Mumbai today.
The exhibition was organized by the Philatelic Congress of India from 18 to 22 December 2019 in collaboration with Department of Posts, India. He is a popular philatelist with International recognition who is also the Treasurer of Sikkim Philatelic & Numismatic Society. Over 250 participants from various states of India had participated in the competition.
Prasad had participated in the Literature class of the exhibition with his book “The Stamp Collectors’ Dictionary”. The book was published by The Department of Posts, Sikkim Division last February during SIKKIMPEX-2019.  The book was published by Department of Posts, Sikkim Division, Ministry of Communication, Government of India.
Roshan is known for his Cricket collections. He started writing this cricket dictionary in 2011, when he felt that there are so many words in Stamp Collection that new collectors should know and also there are many words which are still unknown to many senior collectors as well.  
He completed the book in 2016 in Dubai, UAE with over 450 words and abbreviations that are in common use among Stamp Collectors. The Postmaster General of North Bengal and Sikkim had released the book at SIKKIMPEX 2019 at Gangtok.

Mr Sikkim Demazong 2019 releases New Heaven Dance Academy’s logo

SINGTAM, DECEMBER 22: Anand Lamichaney, Royal Plaza Mr Sikkim Demazong 2019 launched the logo of New Heaven Dance Academy at Rangpo today. Distinguished guests present on the occasion included Sangita Khawas, Top 6 at Mrs Sikkim 2018, Bikash Prasad, Shital Pradhan, blogger, Proud to Be a Sikkimese, students of the Institute and their guardians.

New Heaven Dance Academy was recently re-launch and this time its logo was officially released.  Speaking on the occasion, Bishnu Suman, Managing Director cum Choreographer of the Institute congratulated Anand Lamichaney for winning the coveted title and shared best wishes to him. Suman further said that Anand Lamichaney was his former student at Dance. He had joined his dance Institute at Singtam for few months some ten years back. It was his biggest achievement that his former student accepted his invitation to launch his Dance Academy’s logo, he added.

Sangita Khawas, former participants of Mrs Sikkim 2018 also spoked on the occasion and shared her experience during the first ever Mrs Sikkim competition. She congratulated Suman for his hard-work and thanked him for giving an opportunity for children to engage at Rangpo. 

Anand Lamichaney too in his brief speech spoked of his old days he had spent with his dance teacher. He assured promotional help for the Institute. Lamichaney is the winner of Royal Plaza Mr Sikkim Demazong 2019 and four additional titles of Mr Alamode, Mr Multimedia, Mr Talented and Mr Tourism in the recently held Mr. Sikkim Man Hunt 2019.