Rangpo, Feb 6
Month long Newa Language Speaking and Learning Course concluded at Nepali Dharamsala at Singtam.Around 57 students had registered for the Newa class.
The valedictory program was attended by Shyam Pradhan, MLA Arithang as the Chief Guest.
Other distinguished guests wereDilu Kr. Maskey, President, Sikkim NewarGuthi, H.P.Pradhan, Vice President, Sikkim NewarGuthi, Sushen Pradhan, Secretary, Sikkim NewarGuthi Youth Affair, Jeewan Pradhan, General Secretary, Gangtok Sakha Zone, members of NewaBhayBowneykuti, Singtam, students, parents and Newars of in and around Singtam. Seema Pradhan was the host for the day.
The program started with the Saraswati Bandana performed by Newa Sai Mandali from in and around Singtam. Newa puja rituals were followed thereafter. Binod Pradhan, President NewaBhayBowneykuti, Singtam gave the welcome speech where he spoked about the importance of language for the safeguard of the community. Ajit Pradhan, General Secretary, presented the report of the classes.
AvantikaPradhana, Ismita Pradhan and Aryan Pradhan were awarded the top three students of the month long Newa language course, the prizes was sponsored in the memory of Late DilBdr Pradhan.. Hema Pradhan and Ismita Pradhan were presented with 100% attendance memento. Ravi Pradhan won the highest facebook likes memento. Prizes were presented to the winners by the Chief Guests and other guests.
Conversation on Newa language by the students was presented before the gathered crowds that were highly appreciated. Those students included Avantika Pradhan, Ismita Pradhan, AnmolPradhan, Aditya Pradhan, Reshma Pradhan, Sanyukta Pradhan, Suraksha Pradhan and Aryan Pradhan. Tanishka Pradhan gave a Newa speech that was translated in Nepali by Reshmi Pradhan. Speech was also given by D.K.Pradhan&Pushpa Pradhan.
L.N.Pradhan, Chief advisor, organising committee, thanked the teachers for their valuable contribution and support to make the month long course a success. Dilu Kr Maskey, President, SNG in his speech congratulated the organizing committee and the students on their achievement; he also highlighted the ongoing work of the SNG in various fields and appealed the gathered crowd for the support and unity. Shyam Pradhan, the Chief Guest in his speech congratulated the students and guardians &emphasised on the significance of saving our language and also requested everyone to provide support to the SNG.
The day was ended with certificate distribution to the students and vote of thanks by Manoj Pradhan followed by Bhoj.