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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Kalimpong News upgraded to website
KalimNews, kalimpongonlinews, blogspot. com and, Kalimpong, 20 November: Kalimpong Press Club's news blog Kalimpong News ( is upgraded to the website on 20 November during a ceremony held in Ramkrishna Rangamanch of Kalimpong. On the occasion of the Club's 12th foundation day and National Press Day Prof. Dr. Mahendra P. Lama Vice Chancellor of Sikkim University the Chief Guest of the occasion launched the Kaimpong News website. 
During the programme Gaurav Pradhan Technical Director of Kalimpong News was also felicitated. AK Rai Managing Director and Chief Editor in his address said, however for the time being both the blogsite and web site will be in operation.
Run by a board the board is as follows;
Managing Director & Chief Editor: A.K.Rai
Executive Editor: Hira Chhetri
Technical Editor: Gaurav Pradhan
Board of Directors: Kumar Chhetri, B.K.Shilal, Samten Kabo. Sujan Siral and Arun kumar Rasaily 
Correspondents, Contributors & Photographers: Prabin Khaling, Nanda Kirat Dewan, Samiran Paul, Samten Kabo, D.K.Waiba, Manoj Rai, Mani Tamang, Mukesh Sharma, Reuters and AFP(Agence France Presse) 
News Bureau: KalimNews (Kalimpong News)and SHEEM News (SMS Headlines Every Evening- KalimNews)
Agency News Sources: TT(The Telegraph), SNS(Statesman News Service), ABP(Ananda Bazar Patrika), DT(Darjeeling Times), ENS(Express News Service), GT (Gorkha Times), IE(Indian Express), IANS (Indo Asian News Service), IBNS (India Blooms News Service), KSN(Kurseong Social Network), TH(The Hindu), THT(The Hindustan Times), SE(Sikkim Express), TN(ThaiIndianNews), TNN(Times News Network), TOI(Times of India), MR(My Republica), TME(The Morung Express), TS(The Shillong Times), PTI(Press Trust of India), SE(Sikkim Express), UBS(Uttar Banga Sambad), VOS(Voice of Sikkim)
Social worker Sudesh Pradhan will be conferred with 3rd Kaleybung Ratna Puraskar an award instituted by Kalimpong Press Club today during the ceremony being held today.
On the occasion of the Club's 12th foundation day and National Press Day the award will be presented to Pradhan for his service to the needy and helpless. Pradhan is serving in Calcutta police and during his off hours had been serving the needy people of hills seeking medical and other assistance in Kolkata for many years.
Prabin Khaling a member of Press Club of Sikkim and a a staff photo journalist of The Telegraph and correspondents of several Nepali and Hindi daily News Paper, will also be felicitated as a young and budding journalist for his valiant effort and contribution in the field of Journalism. On the occasion of its foundation day the Club will felicitate Khaling with Excellence in journalism. The Club will felicitate  preferably a non local journalist (below 60 years) every year starting from this year.
The objective of initiating Kaleybung Ratna Puraskar is to encourage and honour distinguished persons of Kalimpong Sub Division who have contributed in any of the fields like Adventure (including rescue), Agriculture(all allied fields), Sports & Athletics, Business, Education, Environment, Literature, Journalism (Print and Electronic), Politics (Creative Politics), Profession (all), Social Service, Health Service, Medical Science and Research / Studies etc. The award includes a memento, angavastra (shawl) and a citation.
Instituted with an objective to encourage the recipient who is under 60 years and is a less familiar face and not priviledged with awards or felicitated elsewhere and a present or past resident of Kalimpong, in
 the year 2008 the first Kaleybung Ratna Puraskar was awarded to three prominent figures Mr. Manoj Dahal, Mount Everest Climber, Mr. Bharat Chhetri, National Hockey player and Dr. Mikthuk S. Foning, an eminent Horticulturist. Mr. Sukh bahadur Tamang, a rafting rescuer of Triveni, Teesta was also felicitated for his outstanding rescue operations  rescuing the dead and living in disasters, flood and accidents.
Mr. Lalit Golay a renowned film and video actor, comedian, story writer, lyricist and director (all rounder of Bhanu Ra Pala) was honoured with 2nd Kaleybung Ratna Puraskar for his contribution in the field of Drama, Film and Video in the year 2009.
An inter college extempore contest will be organised in Nepali and English on the same day. Students of the two Colleges and Management Colleges of Kalimpong will participate in the contest.  
Chhatra kumar Tamang of 1st yr Hons and Karan Khaitan of 5th Semester BBA from Kalimpong College, Jharna Chhetri of 3rd yr Hons and Kezia Lepcha of 2nd yr Hons of Cluny Women’s College will participate in the contest. Others were Pritam Thapa of 3rd Sem BCA and Atish Zimba of 5th Sem BBA from BB Pradhan Management College; Durga Rai and Rachelmit Lepcha from Good Shepherd Institute of Hospitality Management and Dewan Singh a 1st semester student of BBA from the Oracles School of Hospitality Management & Research are the other participants in the contest. 
A draft copy of the Club's Yellow page project INFODEX was also released on the day. 

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