Gangtok, 31st July 2022 (IPR): An open competition on “PATRIOTIC SONG AND POETRY” was held at Manan Kendra Hall, today.
Organized by the Culture Department, Government of Sikkim, under the “Har Ghar Tiranga Campaign” in commemoration of “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav,” the program had the presence of Shri K.D. Rechung, Special Secretary, Culture Department, Officials and staff from Culture Department. Also present were students along with their teachers from different schools.
Judges for the Patriotic Song and Poetry competition were Shri Rudra Poudyal, President Nepali Sahitya Parishad, Shri Shyam Pradhan, Retired Teacher, Palzor Namgyal Girls School, and Dr. Tek Bdr Chettri, Assistant Professor, Nar Bahadur Bhandari Degree College.
Around 18 participants participated in the Patriotic Song and Poetry Competition. The participants presented their songs and poems in Nepali and Hindi languages.
Dr. Tek Br. Chettri, Assistant Professor, Nar Bahadur Bhandari Degree College, appreciated all the participants who participated with great interest and zeal in the competition. He said that poetry lets us focus our feelings and thoughts on a subject, and the reciting encourages the spectators to connect and find its meaning. He stated that poetry has a positive impact on social and emotional learning. He further said that poetry is important because it helps us to understand and appreciate the world around us.
He added that poetry is a powerful medium for diverse voices to speak and for others to listen to those voices.
In his short address, Shri Shyam Pradhan said that everyone like and loves songs, and the importance of freedom could be easily taught through patriotic songs. He stated that Patriotic songs teach us to love and respect and encourage us to be proud and do something good for our country.
He concluded by saying that patriotic songs boost our morale in times of crisis, strengthen our resolve in areas of uncertainty, and rekindle pride in who we are and what we represent as a nation.
Later, Shri Rudra Poudyal, President of Sahitya Parishad, declared the names of the Patriotic Song and Poetry competition winners.
Before declaring the results, Shri Poudyal said that competitions help an individual develop social motivation and makes them work towards their goals.
The winners of Patriotic Songs are :
1st position- Subham Nambay, Singer, song composed by Kamal Dahal, Rhenock
2nd position- Reeyaaz Sangeetalaya, Gangtok, Manoj Rai team
3rd position- Morden Senior Secondary School.
The winners of the poetry are:
1st position- Yadop Adhikari, Kau Busty Lingee, South Sikkim
2nd position- Gopal Phatak, Rhenock, East Sikkim
3rd position- Anwesh Sharma, student of St. Joseph, Rhenock, East Sikkim.
It is to be noted that the prize will be distributed on 15th August, Independence Day 2022.
The event was compered by Shri Bhawani Ghimiray, OSD, Culture Department, Government of Sikkim.