P.R.Pradhan merit award to Pooja and Bivek, Saptashri bags the Quiz competition

Kalimpong August 8, 2015: Ugen Gyatso Bhutia, tourism Minister of Sikkim after unveiling the autobiography ‘Kehi bot, kehi beruwa’ written by P.R Pradhan, the former principal of SUMI said that it is his privilege to release a book written by a teacher who once taught him.

Sharing his experiences while he was a student of SUMI, the minister referring to P.R Pradhan appeals the students to consider their teachers like God.

Addressing the audiences Bhutia summed up his 15 minutes speech in an educative way, he directly spoke to the students majoring in educational subject.

Praising Kalimpong for their initiation in educational institutions the Minister later proclaimed that Sikkim was 65 years behind in that field, ‘when Kalimpong was preparing for their diamond jubilee of schools (old schools like SUMI and Girls High School) Sikkim had just started with few institutions’ said Ugen Gyatso Bhutia and the auditorium echoed with lasting applause with pride.

He also glorified the service of Pawan Chamling, the Chief Minister Of Sikkim as the identity of Gorkhas who is the longest serving minister of the country, ‘Before being the Chief Minister of Sikkim, he is a Gorkha and belongs to the hills, every student should make their own identity as the CM’’ added Bhutia.

Meanwhile, students with the best academic scores in the last board exam were felicitated with P.R Pradhan merit award and Bhaichand Puraskar, which had a citation, memento and cash of 10,000 rupees. Kalimpong toppers (of Madhyamik) Pooja Gurung from St. Philomena and

Bivek Sharma from SUMI were received the special award. However, other (approximate) 80 students who scored more than 65% were also felicitated with citations and gifts in the same program.

The other attraction of today’s program was indeed the finals of the 20th senior quiz competition where Saptashree Gyanpeeth took the first place of this year’s quiz competition, St. Josephs Convent, second and the winner of 2014 Quiz competition Rockvale Academy took the third place.

As the Principal of SUMI mentioned in the press conference earlier, the next merit award and quiz competitions are still in an indecisive state, the school alumni might take their time to decide and let the public know the rest.

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