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Friday, January 12, 2018

Kupup Post Office (East Sikkim)

Kupup Post Office (East Sikkim)

At the height of over 13,000 feet, the Kupup Post Office is one of the highest post offices in Sikkim.

Happy New Year 2018 Bebay

Hi Bebay

Yet another year starts off and still i have not come across you. You must have dead emotions for me by now but from my side i think of you everyday and talk to myself, you must be doing good. 

I might not have answers to your thousands of questions you might be thinking and looking for its answers; me too have thousands of words for you but i cannot confide to anyone. When i think of you, i am alone, when i want to talk about you with others i am alone.

With each passing days, the hope of meeting you and hugging you deepens. I do want to hold you and cry along with you. Chooree !! I love you and it is hidden within me only. 

Hope someday you will flip over the pages of this blog and reply me back.

With lots of love - Happy New Year to you.

Yours Baba


Monday, January 01, 2018

Two girl boxers congratulated for Nationals boxing participation

Shantinagar, January 1: Members of Shantinagar Gaon Sudhar Samiti congratulated the two female boxers from Singtam that will be participating at 2nd Elite National Women Boxing Championship at Rohtak, Haryana. Sunaina Bardewa (69 kg category) and Som Maya Subba (59 kg category) are among the seven boxers selected to represent Sikkim at the tournament. 

In a short program conducted at Shantinagar, members of SGSS offered khadas to the Coach and the two boxers and wished them success in the tournament. Small amount of financial support was also handed over to the Coach. Present on the occasion were Deepa Chettri, Panchayat Shantinagar ward, Advisors and members of SGSS. 
Krishna Chettri, President SGSS added our society is always open to sports and fitness activities. We hope and wish under the guidance of Pritam Shilal, the team will do good, said Chettri. Pritam Shilal, Coach of the two boxers had expressed positive results from both girls. He further said he is thankful towards different people of the society for supporting him and his two students towards the preparation for the Nationals. The two girls also spoked on the occasion and seeked blessings from the elders.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017


RONGLI, DECEMBER 19: On 11th December 2017, in the presence of Hon'ble Zilla Adhakshya, EDZP, Shri Samsher Rai as the Chief Guest, BAC level free coaching camp for HCMMS aspirants was inaugurated at Rongli JHS. The 15 days long coaching camp will end on 26th December 2017. The camp is being organised with the active involvement of Deputy Director, HRDD Rongli Sub-division, Shri Dorjee Sherpa, Assistant Director, HRDD, Regu BAC, Shri Narad Chettri, other officers & staff of HRDD, and head of the institutes of all government schools under Regu BAC. The inaugural function had the presence of Deputy Director, HRDD, Rongli Sub-division, AD, AEO, Coordinators of HRDD, Regu BAC, head of the institutes, teachers and the guardians of the students who are availing of the coaching facility.
Chief Guest Shri Rai appreciated the efforts of HRDD officials of Regu BAC & Rongli Sub- division and all who are involved in this noble initiative. He assured to provide all possible help to support towards making this camp a success. The inaugural function which was coordinated by Shri K P Daw

ari, CRC ended with the vote of thanks proposed by AEO, Shri K N Pradhan.

Sikkim Newar Guthi Youth Affairs screens Euta Kura

GANGTOK 18.12.2017 : Sikkim Newar Guthi Youth Affairs (SNGYA) promoted short film "Euta Kura" - Sikkim Pledge for Swachh Bharat Mission was premiered at Manan Kendra, Gangtok on December 17. Tulsi Devi Rai, Minister, Social Welfare presided as the Chief Guest for the evening. The guests included Tilu Gurung, MLA Namthang Ratepani constituency, Shyam Pradhan MLA Arithang constituency, Uttam Pradhan, Chairman, Sikkim Film Board, Sawan Pradhan, President, Singtam Nagar Panchayat, Maya Devi Bareily, Bhaskhar Basnet and others. Deepanjali Pradhan of SNGYA was the host for the evening. Hari Prasad Pradhan, Sikkim Newar Guthi , Vice - President welcomed the crowd and shared information about the film.

The programme included Cultural programmes from Inspire Academy, Arithang, Sadam Newar Sakha and Sikkim Student Newa Pucha. Yogendra Pradhan on behalf of Sikkim Newar Guthi thanked the crowd for their presence in his vote of thanks. He also mentioned the name of all the sponsors who supported us and also briefed about how to commit ourselves in making our Sikkim clean & Green. It was a small effort of Sikkim Newar Guthi youth affairs in promoting local youths who worked on the movie and also to circulate message of swachh Sikkim across our state which is a vision of our Hon'ble Chief Minister.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

RES Rongli celebrates 6th Annual Day

SINGTAM, DECEMBER 14: Riverine Elementary School, Melatar, Rongli celebrated its 6th annual day with joy and enthusiasm on December 12. Samsher Bokhim, Zilla Ashyaksha, 20th Chujachen was the chief guest on the occasion while other distinguished guests included KN Pradhan, AEO Regu BAC, Shem Pradhan, Panchayat, Changeylakha, Mohan Chettri, Panchayat, Dalapchand, KN Pradhan, Retd RO, Dilip Pradhan, members of SMC, guardians and others. 

Bikki Rai, Principal of the school read out the annual report of the school. Rai informed the gathered crowd the participation of the school on different activities. Students passed out the academic examination with good marks, he added. Rai further announced it was a pride moment that the school managed to win second prized at the Junior Division Dance Competition at famed Lampokhari Festival. Highlight of the day was the prize distributions to the students that have excelled on different fields both scholastic and non scholastic. The musical performance by the students and the teachers of the school was highly enjoyed by the gathered audience. Six former teachers of the school were felicitated on the day. The skit by Kartabhya was highly appreciated by everyone. 

KN Pradhan, Retd RO, Guest of honour appreciated and congratulated the entire team of the school for the beautiful and successful program. Other people to speak on the occasion included Shem Pradhan, Panchayat, Changeylakha, Mohan Chettri, Panchayat, Dalapchand, Dr. Sushen Pradhan, Chairperson of the school and Mohan Rai and SMC Representative. Speaking on the occasion, Santosh Pradhan, Academic Head thanked every individual for making the event successful. He further announced admission for the new session has started and there will be more opportunity to the students to perform with the introduction of ‘learn with fun’ method

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Sikkim Newar Guthi Youth Affairs promotes ‘Euta Kura’

GANGTOK, NOVEMBER 7: Praja Pradhan directed ‘Euta Kura’, a short film on “Swachh Bharat Swachh Sikkim” and ‘A New Tourism Destination in Sikkim’ a documentary based on bungee jumping is being screened at Manan Kendra, Gangtok on December 17. The show is organised by Sikkim Newar Guthi Youth Affairs. Pradhan is a popular film personality from Sikkim who had so far been associated with more than 30 Nepali films, documentaries, short films, music videos and others.
“Euta Kura- Sikkim Pledge for Swach Bharat Mission” is shot at different parts of Sikkim with performances from local artists as well as popular personalities of Sikkim including Chunilal, Ghimirey, Kishor Dungmali, Gopal Baraily (MLA) and Timoty Rai to name few. The short film pledges an effort from Sikkim to make our small state ‘Clean and Green’ which is also a vision of our Hon’ble Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling. Swachh Sikkim Campaign was initiated in Sikkim in 2003, 13 years before the Swachh Bharat Mission was started. It was the vision of our Chief Minister we had been able to reach many milestones and had been an inspiration for many. Euta Kura focuses on spreading these Swachh Sikkim messages to the society. 
Similarly, the other documentary introduces bungee jumping as new tourism destination around Sang-Nazitam and in Sikkim as a whole. Sikkim Newar Guthi Youth Affairs is a youth wing of Sikkim Newar Guthi set-up at Gangtok earlier this year and have been working for the development of its society at all the corners of the state. The Voice of Sikkim is the official digital media partner for the event.

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Sikkim Philatelic Society receives two silvers at National Philatelic Exhibition

SINGTAM, DECEMBER 7: Ganesh Pradhan, President Sikkim Philatelic and Numismatic Society (SPNS) had congratulated both Roshan Prasad and Vivek Yonzone for grabbing silver medals each at recently concluded INPEX 2017 held at World Trade Centre, Mumbai, Maharashtra. Pradhan in his words had said both the philatelists had brought laurel and recognition to the society. Prasad from Singtam and Yonzone from Darjeeling won the medals in the Thematic Philately Category with their 5 exhibits on THE STORY OF CRICKET and ELEMENTS OF MUSIC respectively. 

SPNS was represented at the exhibition by Surya Kanta Biswas, Patron from Murshidabad and Vivek Yonzone from Singhmari, Darjeeling. The Society is on its eleventh year. Based in Sikkim, the members of the Society are from places like Sikkim, Darjeeling, Siliguri and North Bengal. “INPEX 2017” National Philatelic Exhibition was organized by “The Philatelic Society of India” in association with Indian Postal Department and the The Philatelic Congress of India to commemorate 120th Foundation year at the World Trade Centre, Mumbai from 30th November to 4th December 2017. 

The event witnessed a display of more than 400 frames of Philatelic material with competition in many categories like traditional Philately, Postal History, Indian Pre and Post Independence Stamps, Thematic Philately, school collections and many more with almost 150 participants from all over India. There were special covers released as well.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Singtam Retired Employees felicitates two of its senior members

SINGTAM, NOVEMBER 19: Quarterly meeting of Sikkim Government Retired Employees Welfare Association, Singtam Branch was held at Nepali Dharamsala, Singtam. On the occasion, two senior retired persons were felicitated on the day for their contribution towards the society even after their respective retirements. Netra Prasad Dahal, former employee of Power Department had been retired for the last 28 years while Smt.Indra Basnet had retired 18 years back from Health Department. 
Sawan Kumar Pradhan, President, Singtam Nagar Panchayat was the Chief Guest of the day. Pradhan handed over the appreciation letters to the awardees. TB Pradhan, President SGREWA, Singtam Branch was the host of the day. Important talks and discussions were held for the betterment of retired government workers. 
Other people to talk on the day included LN Pradhan (Chief Advisor), Rinzing R Lhamu (Joint Secretary), PP Upprety (Treasurer) and others. Maximum numbers of members in and around Singtam attended the quarterly meeting that is held in every three months.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

New Tinek Chisopani GPU Panchayat takes oath

Shantinagar, November 13, 2017: Members of Shantinagar Gaon Sudhar Samiti welcomed the newly elected five panchayats of Tinek Chisopani GPU (Shri Navin Rai, Shri Ramesh Gurung, Smt Karuna Moktan, Smt Anita Sewa and Smt Deepa Chettri) at Shantinagar. The Panchayats had returned from Gangtok after taking their official oath function. Around hundred party supporters from all the five wards and members of SGSS came together and offered them tika and khada. 
Krishna Chettri, President SGSS and host of the day congratulated all the elected panchayats and offered best wishes for the coming days ahead. Chettri, also a CLC Vice President of SDF Party from 17-Singtam Khamdong constituency promised them to provide support and suggestions from SGSS and the SDF party. 
Navin Rai, the first Panchayat President of the newly formed Tinek Chisopani GPU thanked the members of SGSS for their work and effort in creating the new GPU. Further, he said soon a Panchayat office will be opened and they will begin their services to help the people of this GPU. He further said all the Panchayats are determined to work for the betterment of the society and promised to follow the vision of Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Pawan Chamling to make the state proud.
Karuna Gurung (Vice President , Tinek Chisopani GPU), Ramesh Gurung, Anita Sewa and Deepa Chettri thanked Shantinagar Gaon Sudhar Samiti in their respective addresses to the gathered crowds, they thanked for choosing them to lead the society and vow to work towards the development of their wards. They thanked the party for having faith and belief in them.


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