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SIKKIM: Gangtok show for Prashant film – India premiere to be in sikkim

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 31, 2011

Telegraph

Gangtok, July 29: Prashant Tamang’s third Nepali film Kina Maya Ma will premiere in India with a screening

Chunnilal Ghimire at the news conference in Gangtok. Picture by Prabin Khaling

in Gangtok on August 27.

Gangtok-based filmmaker Chunnilal Ghimire said the premiere would be at Vajra cinema hall. “After the movie runs in Gangtok for some time, we will take it to Darjeeling and Kalimpong for screening,” said Ghimire. This is the first feature film of Channel Ace Productions run by Ghimire.

Although a love story, the film has references to the Gorkhaland movement in Darjeeling, the hometown of Indian Idol 3 winner Prashant, who plays the lead role.

If Sony’s talent hunt through the music reality show launched Prashant as a singer four years ago, it also sowed the seeds of a new party that now controls the Darjeeling hills.

In 2007, the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha was born after its president Bimal Gurung cashed in on the strong anti-Subash Ghisinghsentiment that swept through the hills during the campaign to help Prashant win the contest.  Read the rest of this entry »

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SIKKIM: Indra Jatra celebrated

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 24, 2010

The Himalayan Beacon BY JANUKA SHARMA

Gangtok: The state level Indra Jatra, one of the prominent festival of Pradhan Community, was celebrated by SikkimNewar Gutthi with full devotion on Wednesday in the capital. The festival was started with offering of puja at Bhanu Path. Sanchaman Limbo of State Planning Commision along with Minister NK Pradhan attended the celebration. The state level festival was celebrated for the first time in such a big manner. Later a religious procession was taken out from Bhanu Path which took a round of Tibet Road and again returned to Bhanu Path. Variuos cultural presentations of the Pradhan community were showcased at the Titanic Park . Lateer in the evening the celebration was continued at the auditorium hall of Sikkim Government College. Chief Minister Dr. Pawan Chamling attended the function as chief guest. According to the organizers, the festival is named after Lord Indra who is the god of rain and also the king of heaven, according to Hindu mythology. Hindus and Buddhists, both communities come together to celebrate the festival of Indra Jatra, a delightful festival of classical dances.

[FROM SIKKIM REPORTER / EDITED BY ASHOK CHATTERJEE]


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