Wednesday, August 10, 2022


All schools under Duga BAC have participated in the Relay Rally organised by every three Clusters under Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav. A rally was flagged off by Ms Pramila Chettri (Panchayat Vice President of Sumin Lingchey GPU) More than 500 Students along with Teachers, Panchayat Members, HM of Sumin Lingchey SS, SMC of Sumin Lingchey SS, East Point SSS, Mount Zion Kidzee, Sunder Kumar Rai AEO and Shri K B Chettri, Joint Director (SDEO, Rangpo) participated in the rally with great enthusiasm to make it a grand success. The rally ended at ATTC Bordang.

Another rally was started from Majhitar SS and has been joined by Divya Jyoti Pvt. school and ended at Sunder Resort Majhitar. More than 100 students, teachers, SMC Members, School heads, and panchayat members participated in the rally along with Shri Deepak Rai, Assistant Director of Education Dept. Duga BAC).     

Likewise, another rally was organised by Rangpo Cluster from IBM Petrol Pump(Rangpo) wherein more than 500 students and teachers of Rangpo SSS, Rangpo Chanatar SS, and Little Bells PVT. School, Tiny Tots Pvt. School, Hansraj Academy have started the rally from their respective schools and gathered at Rangpo Goli Ground from where they dispersed for their respective schools.

The rally was flagged off by President, Rangpo Nagar Panchayat and joined by the members of Rangpo Nagar Panchayat,  SDM (Rangpo), Municipal Executive Officer (Rangpo), PI (Rangpo Police Station), SMC members of different schools and School heads with Shri Krishna Kumar Sharma, Deputy Director (SDEO, Rangpo) and officials from Duga Block office.  Similarly, another rally was organised wherein Zitlang JHS, Samsing Suntalay PS, Cheuribotay JHS reached Duga SS and Duga SS went up to Padamchey Fatak and returned back.

Meanwhile, the Sunrise Academy and Padma Kumari have also joined the rally. In another rally students and teachers of Singlebong JHS set off from their school and reached Syaplay SS who then took over the rally and reached Sakhukhani PS and rallied along the village where Panchayat Members and SMC members have taken part along with school Heads. 

Simultaneously, another rally was organised by Central Pendam Cluster from School Gate and took towards the Karmithang village jointly with Central Point Academy where SMC members, Panchayat members, and block officials(Duga) participated in the rally along with more than 150 students and teachers. 

Concurrently, Lower Sumin SS, Upper Sumin SS, Kameray JHS, Upper Pachak PS, Budang PS, Sajong JHS, and Khanigaon PS have also organised Flag rallies where the Panchayat members, SMC members and School Heads participated in the students and teachers. To make the program safe and successful, especially along the National Highway and marketplaces, the involvement of police personnel and Health workers have been indispensable. All the rallies have ended up successfully. 

Sunday, August 07, 2022

Mobin Rai (Football) : Shital Pradhan's Autograph Collection

Mobin Rai is an Indian footballer from Sikkim, he has captained the Sikkim team at the Santosh Trophy and Fateh Hyderabad AFC in I-League.

Rai had shown his football skills in popular national football tournaments including I-League, Durand Cup, and IFA Shield. One of the few players from Sikkim to have won the Sikkim Governor's Gold Cup playing for Mohammedan Sporting Club, Kolkata.

Saturday, August 06, 2022

Azadi Ka Amrit Mahatsav activity under Duga BAC

06.08.22: A Block Cum Sub-Divisional Level Competition, under AZADI KA AMRIT MAHOTSAV to commemorate the 75th glorious year of India's Independence, was held at BAC Duga, Rangpo Sub-Division of Pakyong District. The program was chaired by Shri K B Chettri Joint Director, Sub-Divisional Education Office, Rangpo. 

The winner students from Nine schools of three clusters participated in the block level competition in the following, Patriotic Song, Quiz, self-composed Poem recitation, Essay Writing, Painting and Elocution. Besides the participants, the Escort teachers, Heads of several Schools, SMC members, incumbents of the Sub-Divisional Education Office and Block Education office, Officials & Staff of other Departments of Duga BAC also witnessed the Competition. 

Shri Durga Silal, Assistant Director (RDD BAC Duga), Smt. Tsheten D. Bhutia, Headmistress (Pachak Secondary School) and Shri Navin Mishra, Headmaster (Sumin Mangthang JHS) were the judges for the competitions. Shri Dipak Rai AD, Shri SK Rai, (AEO, Duga), Shri Adip Chettri, Shri CM Ghimirey (CRC, Duga), Shri Padam Bdr. Pradhan (MIS Coordinator), Shri Yogesh Gurung(Data Entry Operator), Shri Nilam Pradhan and Shri Somnath Dulal, and Smt Pratima Subba have actively coordinated and conducted the event to make the program successful. The winners of today's competition would contest in the District Level Competition. 

The list of programmes and the respective winners are as follows: Patriotic Song Competition (Rangpo Senior Secondary School), Poem competition (Duga Secondary School), Quiz Competition (Lower Sumin Secondary School), Elocution (Zitlang Junior High School), Painting Competition (Lower Sumin Secondary School), Essay writing Competition (TLNSSS Central Pendam).

Friday, August 05, 2022

International level floor mat inaugurated at Singtam Indoor Badminton Court

05.08.22: Suresh Tamang, President, Singtam Nagar Panchayat inaugurated the floor mat of Badminton Court at Indoor Sports Complex, Singtam. Other distinguished guests to attend the event included Mukesh Agarwal and Kishore Chettri (Councillors, SNP), Tinku Adhikari (President, Singtam Motor Transport Welfare Drivers Association), Ganesh Pradhan (Food Sub Inspector), LN Pradhan (President, SGREWA, Singtam), Gupta Subba, Madan Tamang and members of Singtam Badminton Club.

A cake was cut to celebrate the event. Speaking on the occasion, Dr JB Gurung, President, Singtam Badminton Club thanked the advisors of the organisation for all their support in the upgradation of the badminton court. Gurung said that SBC had successfully hosted state level badminton tournament and in future, we are preparing to invite players from Siliguri and Nepal. He further said the badminton court is dedicated to the young generation of Singtam and everyone should take benefit from it. 

Suresh Tamang on the behalf of Singtam Nagar Panchayat congratulated the efforts of the Singtam Badminton Association in coming up with the standard of their badminton court. SBC in a short time had been able to make a mark in the state, he said. Players from SBC who had participated in the Gangtok Badminton Tournament were presented was presented with certificates. 

Singtam Badminton Club was set up in 2019 and has more than 110 members in its association. The club had recently organised a successful Summer Badminton Camp for the school-going kids that had participants of twenty-two aspiring players.

Tuesday, August 02, 2022

Komal Gurung (Dance Choreographer) : Shital Pradhan's Autograph Collection

Komal Gurung is a proprietor and founder of Tapashree Dance and Music Academy. She completed three years of course in Indian Classical Dance forms, specializing in Bharat Natyam from Bharatiya Natya Kalalaya, Kolkata. Her academy is affiliated with Prayag Sangeet Samiti Allahabad.

She had been to talk shows on the National Radio Channel of Nepal and judged various events at the state and national levels. Her dance studio has represented Sikkim on numerous platforms. She provides free classes to children in Balniketan Orphanage.

Monday, August 01, 2022

Singtam Badminton Club organizes badminton derby

01.08.22: One-day friendly, derby badminton matches were played between the players of Singtam Badminton Club, Rongli Badminton Association and Bermoik Badminton Association.

The tournament was organised by Singtam Badminton Association to commemorate the 75th Years of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav and held at Indoor Sports Complex, Singtam. Shri Damber Pradhan, Incharge of Chujachen Constituency was the Chief Guest of the day. Pradhan himself also participated in the derby as a player.

Forty badminton players participated in the 26 matches that were played throughout the day. Players from Rongli won two of the three events held on the day. Bikram Pradhan and Choden Bhutia (RBA) defeated Amrita Gurung and Jigdel Sherpa (RBA) for the mixed doubles title. The players from Rongli, Amrita Gurung and Choden Bhutia outplayed their rivals from Singtam, Sonu Rai and Hritika Bhattarai in the women’s doubles final. 

Lalit Pradhan and Laxuman Gajmer (SBA) won against Yogesh Gurung and Pintu Prasad (SBA), with Yogesh Gurung getting hurt, and the umpire giving the call off to win the men’s doubles final. Singtam Badminton Association would like to congratulate all the players for making the event successful. 

Special thanks also go to Dr MK Sharma (Hon’ble Health Minister and Area MLA), Shri Suresh Tamang (President, Singtam Nagar Panchayat) and Shri Madan Tamang (Disciplinary Committee) for sponsoring floor mate that will be installed in a few day's time, adds the press release.

Crossite Philately Club opened at Holy Cross School

01.08.22, Singtam: A philately club with the name ‘Crossite’ was officially opened at Holy Cross School, Tadong on July 30, to promote stamp collection among students. Twenty students had enrolled their names on this hobby club. Sr. Florin Mary Murmu and Mukesh Kumar Jha would be the President and Secretary of the club.

A philatelic talk, workshop and stamp exhibition were held on the occasion. The event was organised by the Department of Post, Government of India, Sikkim State in association with the Sikkim Philatelic and Numismatic Society (SPNS). Samir Pradhan, Marketing Head, Gangtok Post Office presented stamps stationeries to the new stamp collectors. He also informed the students about different scholarships and benefits as stamp club members. 

Aastha Rai, a philatelic scholar pursuing PhD in Sikkim Postal History spoke about the development of the postal system in Sikkim. 

Ganesh Pradhan, President SPNS presented a congratulation souvenir to Sr. Florin Mary Murmu. Speaking on the occasion, Pradhan said SPNS as a society had been working towards the promotion of philately in Sikkim for the last 17 years and we are happy new seeds of stamp collectors are getting prepared to take on this pleasures hobby ahead. 

Shital Pradhan, Secretary, SPNS, conducted a philately workshop that was attended by more than 150 students of the school. Pradhan gifted Special Covers and stamps to the philately club to start with. Members of SPNS displayed their valuable stamps exhibit which was highly appreciated by the students and teachers. SPNS were represented by Ganesh Pradhan, Shital Pradhan, Sunita Gurung and Pramila Gurung.

Singtam to observe Nepali Language Recognition Day 2022

01.08.22, Singtam: Nepali language admirers from Singtam have decided to observe the 30th Nepali Bhasa Diwas at the Bhanu Udhyan, Singtam this coming August 20. In a meeting held yesterday at the office of Sikkim Government Retired Employee Welfare Association, Singtam, a committee was formed. 

The meeting chaired by Shri KB Chettri, Joint Director, Education Department, Rangpo Sub Division had decided to organise an inter-school competition on extempore speech, essays and quizzes. The cultural program and poem recitation would be the other highlight of the day. 

Dr MK Sharma, Hon’ble Health Minister and Area MLA and Shri Rohit Raj Maharaj, Advisor to the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Sikkim made Chief Parton and Parton of the Committee. The executive members selected by the meeting included - Shri Suresh Tamang, Shri Mohan Pradhan Neeraj & Shri Somnath Pandey (Advisor), Shri LN Pradhan (President), KB Chettri & Shri Shyam Rai (Vice President), Shri Sundar Rai (General Secretary) and Shri RN Shrestha (Treasurer).

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सिंगतामका नेपाली भाषा प्रेमीहरूले आगामी अगस्ट २० गते भानु उद्यान, सिंगताममा ३०औँ नेपाली भाषा मान्यता दिवस मनाउने निर्णय गरेका छन्। हिजो सिक्किम सरकारी सेवानिवृत्त कर्मचारी कल्याण संघ, सिंगतामको कार्यालयमा भएको बैठकमा समिति गठन गरेको थियो ।

शिक्षा विभाग, राङ्पो उप डिभिजनका संयुत्त निर्देशक श्री केबी क्षेत्रीको अध्यक्षतामा बसेको बैठकले उत्कृष्ट भाषण, निबन्ध र प्रश्नोत्तरीमा अन्तरविद्यालय प्रतियोगिता आयोजना गर्ने निर्णय गरेको थियो। सांस्कृतिक कार्यक्रम र कविता वाचन दिनको अन्य आकर्षण हुनेछ।
माननीय स्वास्थ्य मन्त्री तथा क्षेत्रका विधायक डा एमके शर्मा र सिक्किमका माननीय मुख्यमन्त्रीका सल्लाहकार श्री रोहित राज महाराजलाई समितिको प्रमुख पार्टन र पार्टन बनाए। बैठकले चयन गरेको कार्यकारिणी सदस्यमा श्री सुरेश तामाङ, श्री मोहन प्रधान नीरज र श्री सोमनाथ पाण्डे (सल्लाहकार), श्री एलएन प्रधान (अध्यक्ष), केबी क्षेत्री र श्री श्याम राई (उपाध्यक्ष), श्री सुन्दर राई (महासचिव) र श्री आरएन श्रेष्ठ (कोषाध्यक्ष) थिए।