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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

How to change Whatsapp language setting?

I never knew when i hit the 'hindi' language button on my Whatsapp setting. Since then trouble, trouble and only trouble. Tried to show it to everyone i knew but with little help. I went through all the phone surfing until i found it and i am here to share it. 
Open your Whatsapp settings then go to chats then inside the top flank you have App Language. whew!! that's it. Now it seem easy but earlier its was itchy!


Sunday, September 10, 2017

Rotary Club of Gangtok Confers Nation Builder Awards 2017 to Teachers

Engineers build bridges, Doctors save lives, Police ensures law & order, but it is the teacher who builds all of them and in that sense they are the true Nation Builders. Acknowledging the efforts of the teachers, who are the True Nation Builders, is crucial. Rotary India Literacy Mission’s Nation Builder Award recognizes one outstanding teacher from a school through an evaluation process which involves the participation of the Principal/ Head Teacher and 10 students for each school. This year Rotary Club of Gangtok chose 25 schools of East Sikkim and evaluated teachers of these 25 schools. 
The 25 outstanding teachers of these schools were awarded with Nation Builder Award by Rotary Club of Gangtok. After a brief citation presentation program of the club with Joint Director East, Human Resources Development Department (HRDD), Govt. Of Sikkim, Mrs Tshering Keyee as chief guest at Hotel Tara Palace, they all received recognition in front of Honourable Governor of Sikkim, Shri Sriniwas Patil, Minister of HRDD, Shri R. B. Subba and host of other dignitaries in the State’s Teacher’s Day Function organized by Human Resource Development Department at Chintan Bhawan on 5th September 2017. 
Members of Rotary Club of Gangtok were also present at the occasion and felt that by honouring these outstanding teachers, they were also paying tribute to their own teachers and encouraging the teacher fraternity to do even better


Saturday, September 02, 2017

Agriculture Minister Somnath Poudhay innagurates Shantinagar Badminton Court

The cemented badminton court at Shantinagar Ranikhola Walkway Singtam was inaugurated on 30th August 2017 on the occasion of National Sports Day by Shri Somnath Poudyal, Hon’ble Minister and Area MLA 17 Kamdong Singtam Constituency. The function was organised by Shantinagar Gaon Sudhar Samiti at the Shantinagar Playground. The guests included President SNP Shri Sawan Kr Pradhan, Councillors Smt Rajani Singh, Shri Bhumi Subba, Panchayat President Shri Bimal Lamichanay, RO Shri Manzil Kharel, Shri Mohan Pradhan “Neeraj”, Shri Bijay Pradhan, Shri Nishant Subba, Shri Sarad Lama, Shri B.B.Lopchan, Shri Gupta Subba, Shri Uday Pradhan, Vice principal of Singtam Sr Sec School, students & Staff of Sumin Linchey Sec School and Archigos Preparatory Academy and guests from the media fraternity Shri Nandu Dutraj, Shri Johny Rai and Shri Yougan Tathal. 

The program was hosted by Advisor SGSS, Shri T.B.Pradhan, He briefed the audience about the National Sports Day and how sports help us to maintain health and physical fitness. President SGSS Shri Krishna Chettri in his speech welcomed the guests and explained the motive of construction of the court. He also said it was our effort for the betterment of society to keep our youths engaged in sports activities. He went on to thank Hon’ble Chief Minister, Dr Pawan Kumar Chamling for his great vision and for providing this Ranikhola walkway to the people of Singtam which has been asset for this town. He also thanked the Area MLA Shri Somnath Poudyal for his immense support and contribution to the society. Two exhibition matches were also played on the day, the highlight being the exhibition match between Hon’ble Minister Shri Somnath Poudyal vs Shri Sawan Kumar Pradhan, President, Singtam Nagar Panchayat. Another exhibition match was played between the team of Shri Lalit Pradhan & Dr J.B.Gurung vs Shri Ajay Rai (SHO, Singtam PS) & Shri Kiran Rai. Special referee for the match was Dr A.H.Khan. 
The Chief Guest in his speech lauded the effort of Shantinagar Gaon Sudhar Samiti for taking this noble initiative and setting an example for others. The Chief Guest was also felicitated by Shantinagar Gaon Sudhar Samiti for his effort towards the creation of a new ward Shantinagar in Tinek Chisopani, GPU. The audience were also entertained by a dance performance from the students of Archigos Preparatory Academy, Shantinagar. They were also mesmerized by two songs by the students of Sumin Linchey Secondary School. Advisor SGSS, Shri L.N.Pradhan briefed audiences the names of the contributors who helped financially for the construction of the court and thanked them individually. He also thanked all the people associated with it who helped in different ways for this noble cause. 
The programme was ended with Vote of Thanks by Shri Dushyant Lama. Shantinagar Gaon Sudhar Samiti once again thanks each and every individual associated with the contraction of badminton court that helped and supported us.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Singtam's 192nd Bhanu Jayanti celebration

The 192nd Bhanu Jayanti was a huge celebration where three senior citizens from Singtam was felicitated who had contributed towards the development of Sikkim. was felicitated. DB Subba was felicitated for his special contribution to education in the state, Mary Lepcha for her services in the health sector,and Padam Singh Gurung, a retired Army official.

Minister,     Roads     & Bridges  and  Labour,  DT Lepcha,  was  present  as  the chief  guest  for  the  function which  had  Agriculture  Minister Somnath Poudyal as the president  of  the  organizing Committee along with the MLAs from Rakdong-Tintek, Central Pendam, Ratey-Pani, Khamdong, Sang-Martam and Temi-Tarku.  The ministers and MLAs joined the mammoth rally along side Raj Narayan Pradhan a renowned  writer from Darjeeling who was the guest of honour for the day. Among the other noted guest included Singer Karna Das.



Friday, August 18, 2017

Ralap SS’s HM congratulates his boys on winning U-14 Inter school ID tourney

SINGTAM, AUGUST 18: Dorjee Sherpa, Headmaster Ralap SS congratulated his school football team for winning the U-14 Independence Day Inter School Football Tournament held at Manjushri Public. Speaking on the school assembly, Headmaster appreciated the efforts of the boys and asked the entire students to work hard and reach the goal. The boys from Ralap SS defeated Manjushri Public School with two goals to zero in the final. Sandeep Subba and Sangay Tamang scored for the winning team. Further, Suman Tamang and Sandeep Subba from Ralap SS also bagged Highest Goal Scorer and the Man of the Match trophy. Yogesh Gurung, sports teacher added it was all about team efforts and I had belief on my boys. Eight schools had participated in the tournament. Dorjee Sherpa, Headmaster Ralap SS through this press release has also praised Wendy Pulger, Manjushri Public School for being a wonderful host.

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