By Shital Pradhan
Singtam: Popular Singer and State Awardee Bhanu Gurung along with Swar Sikkim winner Milan Sharma created a magical atmosphere at the 31st edition of the Singtam Basibiyalo with their popular Nepali songs from their recent Nepali Album ‘Astitwa’.
The 31st edition of Singtam Basibiyalo was attended by noted personalities from in and around Singtam. Chunnilal Ghimiray (film director) was the Chief Guest. Bhanu Gurung and Milan Sharma (singers), Bijendra Thapa (IInd Officer In Charge, Singtam PS), Ram Naresh Sharma and Anita Tamang (Singtam Nagar Panchayats), Suresh Pradhan (Lanco Co-ordinator), Praja Pradhan (actor), Pravin Pradhan (President SPARK NGO) and host of other popular personalities were present on the occasion. Bijay and Seema Pradhan were given the responsibility of the “Gharpaatti” of today’s meet.
Mohan Pradhan “Neeraj”, the man behind the Singtam Basibiyalo expressed happiness for the success of the programme. He said that he wishes to provide a platform to anyone who wants to showcase their talent. The motive with which Basibiyalo was launched is reaping fruits, told Pradhan. Today we have participants from places like Gangtok, West Pandam, Rongli, Namchi, Khamdong and other places of Sikkim. It shows that our hard work and determination did not go on waste, he added.
Remanti Rai (Singing) and Rabin Mukhiya (dancing) the Sikkim State finalist of the North East Wave Competition at Guwahati were also honoured on the day along with Geeta Sharma, who had also participated in the North Eastern States musical competition. The other entertainment of the day included the first duet (hindi) song presentation at Basibiyalo by the singers Prakash Sundas and Sujata Chettri. Rabin Mukhiya performed a contemporary dance from the Nepali song “Pokhaunu Sakinah” sung by Remanti Rai.
Gangaa Mukhiya, the local talent from Singtam performed Nepali rock numbers from his Nepali album “Aakarshan”. Poetry recitation was performed by Mahesh Dahal, Yankee Tamang, Bipain Kaushik, Ketan Mangla and Ben Kumar Rai. The dancers to perform on the day included Diksha, Rabin Mukhia, Yankee Tamang, Bimal Rai and Arju Pariyar.
Nangshel Sherpa and Ashim Pradhan, members of SPARK NGO said that it was one of the best Basibiyalo they had participated and with every performer giving their best the competition was of the highest level. Chief Guest Chunnilal Ghimiray appreciated the work carried by the Singtam Basibiyalo and thanked Mohan Pradhan “Neeraj” for the invitation to witness such wonderful a musical extravanza. Ghimiray wished best days for the Singtam Basibiyalo.
30th Basibiyalo cultural extravaganza
About the author:
A teacher by profession, Shital Pradhan is an avid blogger from Sikkim. You can read his blog sikhim , a frequently updated blog which focuses on news and history of the Sikkim state. To read his other post on iSikkim click on the link below:
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