Friday, September 17, 2021

Sikkim girl shares a scene with Aamir Khan in Lal Singh Chadda

Singtam, September 17 : Sarita Pradhan, an aspiring actress and model from Burung, near Singtam is back home after doing a small cameo at the most awaited Aamir Khan's bollywood flick Lal Singh Chadda. Pradhan, is the 1st runner up of Face of Zylish 2020 organised by Zylish Academy held at Malbazaar, West Bengal.

Born to Govind Pradhan and Mamta Pradhan, she has two nepali music videos to her credit and a nepali short film soon to be released. Sarita Pradhan is a make-up artist and the owner of Magical Touch, a professional beauty parlour at Singtam.

Speaking on the occasion, Sarita thanked Samir Chandra Sir, casting director for the lifetime opportunity. She further said, she was at Kalimpong for the shoot of an episode of the Amazon Prime web-series The Girl when there was an announcement of the photo audition for the hindi movie in Mumbai.

From the thousands that took part in the photo auditions, eight people were selected from Gorubathan, Jaigaon, Kalimpong and Sikkim. She feels delighted to be part of an Aamir Khan film. Last one week was nothing more than a dream; I had never imagined sharing a screen with Aamir Khan so early in my career. No role is small or big, it’s all about an opportunity and how you give your best, she said.

Wednesday, September 08, 2021

Dengue Awareness Drive organized at Singtam

Singtam, September 8: Dengu Awareness Drive program was organized at Singtam by members of Dengu Monitoring and Prevention Committee and United Sporting Club, Singtam under the guidance of Singtam Nagar Panchayat.

Present on the occasion were Sanjay Regmi, Chairman, Dengu Monitoring and Prevention Committee, Dr. Prabhat Mokhtan, District Hospital Singtam, Yad Kumari Bishwakarma, Councillor Ward No. 5, Sundar Rai, AEO, Khamdong BAC, Pritam Shilal, Coach, Singtam Boxing Club, Rajen Baniya and others.

The highlight of the program was a rally by the boxing students of Singtam Boxing Club with placards sharing messages on Dengu Prevention. The cleanliness drive was also done at different localities of Singtam. The students also performed mimes on the occasion to spread the message of prevention and safety measures against the Dengu illness.

Tuesday, September 07, 2021

Three Special Olympic winners from Sikkim

In the highest sports arena, a mere participation is the biggest win for the participating individuals. You become a legend even if you get a bronze medal. The Indian Paralympic team achieved the greatest feat when they won 19 medals. In the past five Paralympic games India had won 12 medals with four gold medals. This year the Indian contingent had won 5 gold medals. A wonderful achievement overall!!

Alike, Paralympics, we also have Special Olympics Summer Games organised by the International Olympic Committee. This is an International sporting event for the athletes with intellectual disabilities. Believe me when I say Sikkim had three winners from the Special Olympics making the nation proud.



2007 Special Olympics Summer Games held at Shanghai holds a special place for Sikkim as Nirmal Chandra Dahal representing India won a gold medal in the soft ball event.  Similarly, in the 2011 Special Olympic Summer Games Athens, Manish Dhakal won two silvers and a bronze for India in the Bocce event. Adding to this feat, 2009 Special Olympics Winter Games Boise, USA saw Jiwan Mishra win silver at the Alpine Skiing event.

Monday, September 06, 2021

Singtam Sakha Guthi meets; felicitate its teacher members

Singtam, September 05: Members of Newa Bhay Bowneykutti, Singtam Newar Guthi met together for a general meeting. Highlight of the short gathering was to felicitate the teacher members of NBB, joining of new members, presentation of financial report of last two years and discussion of future plans of the organization.

DK Pradhan, Secretary, Culture Wing, NBB was the chairperson of the meeting. Advisors, Executive members and other members of NBB were present on the occasion. DK Pradhan, Ravi Pradhan, Ajit Pradhan, Shital Pradhan and Dilu Pradhan were offered khadas by LN Pradhan, Chief Advisor and others as a mark of respect to the Teacher’s Day.  Those teachers too spoke on the occasion.

Seven new families became the official members of Newa Bhay Bowneykutti, they were offered khadas and welcomed at the organization by DK Pradhan, Chairperson of the day. Ravi Pradhan, Treasurer, NBB read out the financial reports of the organization for the 2019-2010 and 2020-2021. He also informed about the procedures of joining the organization.

Binod Pradhan, President, NBB presented the activity report of the last two years and shared his future plans. TB Pradhan, Zonal President, Singtam – Rangpo Zone in his words spoked about the work done by the Sikkim Newar Guthi in recent times. Activities of Service to Mankind, an initiative of Sikkim Newar Guthi was also told. He announced a reward of Rs. 10,000 per annum for the next three years to any newar students who tops the class xii examination from Singtam. The cash prize is sponsored by Thea Aesthetic Skin Clinic proprietor Chetan Pradhan and Dr. Ema Pradhan ,Tadong/ Siliguri.

Speaking on the occasion, DK Pradhan, Chairperson of the day emphasized on learning newa language for the benefit of the next generation. Dhiraj Pradhan was the host of the day while Manoj Pradhan gave the vote of thanks.