Nitesh R Pradhan
Singtam, Jan 5
Winter classes for Speaking and Learning Newa Language starts at Singtam. One month course is being organised by Newa Bhay Bowneykuthi (NBB), Singtam. Mahendra Pradhan, Motor Vehicle Inspector, Rangpo was the Chief Guest of the day while cine-star Uttam Pradhan was the Guest of the Honour.
Other distinguished guests included Udai Pradhan, Assistant General Secretary, Sikkim Newar Guthi, members of Sikkim Newar Guthi Youth Affairs, Dung Dung Sakha, Sakhu Sakha, Kamarey Sakha and members of Newa Bhay Bowneykuthi. More than forty participants of all age both male and female registered for the course on the inauguration day. Nisha Pradhan, Newa Teacher from Sadam would conduct the classes.
The organisation had successfully conducted the winter and summer classes on Newa Languages, culture and cuisines last year. More than 60 participants of all age in and around Singtam had enrolled for the courses then.
Language is a most important factor for the survival of a community and it is our responsibility to come forward and work towards its preservation. It was in the interest and request of many that we decided to continue the courses this winter too, said Binod Pradhan, NBB in the press release.
Newa Bhay Bowneykuthi is an organisation of Newar community of Singtam and they are working towards preserving Newa culture and tradition by creating awareness through such programmes.