Nepali BhasaManyataDiwas observed in Tadong SSS

Gangtok, 25 Aug:

Tadong Government Senior Secondary School observed Nepali BhasaManyataDiwasat the school auditorium hall today.The function had the presence of Deputy Director [Language], Human Resource Development Department, PM Khanal, as chief guest and writer/lyricist, Deoraj Sharma, as guest of honour.

Students of Tadong SSS along with students and staff of Syari Government Secondary School, Upper Syari Junior High School, Tiny Pearls School, SaiGurukul Academy and Lumsay Junior High School participated in the programme.

An inter-school original poem recitation competition was heldwherein participants presented poems in Hindi, Nepali, Bhutia and Lepcha languages.

SisirSubba and Anjali Sharma bagged the first position whileApsaraRai, PrisilaKhati, RajendraDhakal and MuskanSunarcame insecond position. YuvrajDarjee, SunitaMakrati and DipeshJogi stood in the third place. All winners were from Tadong SSS.

Similarly Junior High School level original poem recitation competition had RupenChettri of Upper Syari Junior High School in the first position, AyushmanAdhikari of Tiny Pearls School in second place and ManishaPradhan ofLumsay Junior High School in third place.

The winners and participants of the competition were presented with trophies and certificates by the chief guest and guest of honour.

Chief guest, Mr Khanal, was felicitated for his contribution in preparing and editing academic books of the State.

Likewise, SapnaChettri and RajuChettri, who secured highest marks in the 2018 Board Examination in Nepali Languagefrom East district, were presented withRaghunathTrilochanDhakal Memorial Award.

Addressing the gathering, Mr Khanal expressed his gratitude to the school for inviting him for the event and highlighted the technical aspects of preparing academic text books.

Principal of Tadong SSS, DL Zimba,stressed on the importance of Nepali BhasaManyataDiwas and encouraged students to inculcate the habit of studying and reading in their mother language.

Bhutia Language teacher,Norden Bhutia, highlighted the importance of regional languages and said that everyone should contribute towards the conservation of language, culture and heritage.