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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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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Statue of Aruna Lama at Bijanbari


Aruna Lama, was popularly known as the Nightingale of the Hills for her voice. Her legacy is only next to Narayan Gopal. This statue at Bijanbari is the only known statue of her ever known till date.
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A halo, a ring round a sun

I do not understand how it is made but when caught on lens this phenomenon looks great. Folks, its halo- a ring around a sun from Sikkim. Enjoi!! This photograph was taken in March 2011.



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Opening of PRS at SNT Rangpo (2009)

Opening of PRS at SNT Rangpo (2009)

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Bijayata Baraily : actress Angalo Yo Mayako.









Name                    : Bijayata Baraily

Father's Name   : Mr. B.K. Baraily

Mother's name  : Mrs. Devika Baraily

Sibling                 : Nivedita Baraily.

Date of Birth     : 15-06-1987.

Religion              : Hindu

Nationality        : Indian

School                 : Dowhill School, Kurseong

Diploma in
Architecture     : Siliguri Govt. Polytechnic.

Dwelling place: PankhaBari Road, Kurseong.

Senior Diploma in Bharatnatyam: Geeti Gunj Music College, Kurseong.
(Affiliated to Allahabad).

Taking Indian classical music lessons from my dear mother.

Movie: Angalo Yo Mayako.
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Mahurat of Prashant Tamang's nepali film Angalo Yo Maya Ko'




Mahurat of Prashant Tamang's nepali film Angalo Yo Maya Ko' (11.10.2013). Ms Neeru Sewa, then West Pandam Constituency MLA and Minister had given the mahurat clap. To the surprise, one of the lead actress was replaced after the mahurat. (Pics: Shital Pradhan)
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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Nirmal Chettri (football) : Shital Pradhan's Autograph Collection


Nirmal Chettri is an Indian footballer from Melli (Sikkim), a leader in defence. A seasoned professional, the versatile defender can play as both a centre back and a full back. Part of the Indian national team set-up since 2011, the 26-year-old has represented the country at the U-17, U-19, U-23 as well as senior level.

" Met him personally at an exhibition match at Golitar Ground on June 19, 2017."
— with Nirmal Chettri.
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G.M. Gurung of Rangpo felicitated at Chisopani, Dokhey, East Sikkim

G.M. Gurung of Rangpo, East Sikkim was felicitated from the hand of Hon'ble Chairman of Sikkim Film Board Shri Uttam Pradhan in the eve of 71st Independence Day Ceremony held at Sakyong Chisopani School ground for his utmost contribution to the village since many years. The felicitation was constituted by Boudha Sangha Samaj, Chisopani. Along with him two others were also felicitated.
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Monday, August 14, 2017

Photographs of Gulma Railway Station







Gulma Railway Station is near Milan More, Siliguri. It belongs to Northern Frontier Railway. (29.06.2016)
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MPs from Sikkim call on Hon’ble Minister of State for Civil Aviation

August 10, New Delhi: MP Sikkim, Shri PD Rai, Lok Sabha and Shri Hishey Lachungpa, Rajya Sabha met with the Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Shri Jayant Sinha to discuss the status of Pakyong Green Field Airport. At present the airport will operate with ATR 42-seater turboprop aircrafts on a 2km long runway. The Minister stated that Rs. 150 Cr has been set aside for expansion of the width of the runway, post inauguration, in order to facilitate the landing of ATR 72-seater aircrafts. The Minister offered that the Airport Authority of India could operate the airport if the state so requests. However, the autonomy to decide lies entirely with the state if the land belongs to the State Government. He also enquired about the road connectivity of the airport to Gangtok. The Minister informed the MPs about the new policy on subsidizing Helicopter connectivity to Sikkim, through the UDAN scheme, that is under active consideration. He also expressed interest to meet with Shri Ugen Gyatso Bhutia, Hon’ble Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation, Sikkim, within this month, in order to discuss operational issues. The meeting will also target high quality tourism and increasing airport viability through the building of infrastructure around the airport.
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When i started my blog on Sikkim way back in 2007, i had it clear on my mind that this blog shall help people look out for knowledge on Sikkim. I always wanted a knowledge house about Sikkim, its past, present and future. I do not know over the years how much did i succeed but my determination to let other understand my Sikkim is always giving me a push. with regards Shital Pradhan (himalayanreview@gmail.com)

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