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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Quake deaths...Kalimpong Convention held...Mumbai marathon runners introduced...Over 50 feared killed in Arunachal bridge collapse

Quake deaths
Gangtok, Oct. 29:Low-intensity tremors in parts of North Sikkim today killed two persons and sparked panic in the district.
The quake measured 3.5 on the Richter scale. While Sonam Lepcha, in her early twenties, fell off a bridge in Dzongu and died, Sandup Lepcha, 57, expired following a heart attack caused by shock.
Kalimpong Convention held

KalimNews: A three days Christian convention was organised by Kalimpong Local Kirk Session of Macfarlane Memorial Church in Worship Centre at 9th Mile. Rev Uday dan Paul Tamang was the main speaker who spoke on the theme "Let your light shine". Rev. Noel Lepcha taught from the book of Micah. Hundreds of Christians from all over the subdivision of Kalimpong attended the convention.
Rev, H.D.Subba the Moderator of the Local Kirk Session presided the convention while Elder L.T.Sada was the coordinator of the programme. 30 yrs anniversary of the Kalimpong Regional Youth Fellowship was also celebrated during the programme.
Today Rev Sylvanus Lepcha Mololommu of Pakang UCNI Church was ordained as the minister by Rev D.K.Khaling, Moderator of Eastern Himalayan Church Council, UCNIat Pakang.
Mumbai marathon runners introduced 
KalimNews: 22 hill marathon runners to run Mumbai marathon on 15 January 2012 were introduced to the public during a programme held in Kalimpong. In the programme organsied by Kalimpong Press Club it was informed that they will run the marathon to let the world know that Gorkhas are very much Indian as others and the misconception between the Gorkhas of India and Nepalese of Nepal should be cleared. 
Roshni Rai was introduced by AK Rai secretary of Kalimpong Press Club while the runners from Kurseong, Darjeeling and Kalimpong were introduced by Roshni who are accompanying them in the run. Roshni is an international marathon runner from Pedong. 
Vivek Behl a Punjabi who is also running the marathon to support Roshni wearing similar T shirt with a caption that We are Gorkhas and proud to be Indians told the audience during a telecon message that it is the duty of every Gorkhas to join such kind of movement. Eminent citizens of Kalimpong were present in the programme. Roshni has requested people to support her to raise funds for the travelling and boarding expenditures of the runners that is equivalent to Rupees ten thousand per runner. Roshni has already raised fund and registered the runners at a cost of Rupees 1 lakh 10 thousand . Runners T-shirt was also released in the programme.
Over 50 feared killed in Arunachal bridge collapse

PTI: Over 50 people were feared dead after a wire rope suspension bridge over the swift Kameng river collapsed this evening at Seppa in Arunachal Pradesh’s East Kameng district.
The hanging bridge at the entrance to Seppa town, the district headquarters, collapsed as people were crossing it, with 50 feared dead, East Kameng SP Kime Aya said.
Five bodies were found by rescue teams comprising the CRPF, ITBP and the district police, he said.
The swift current in the river and darkness was impeding the search and rescue teams, the SP said.
“Two people who swam back to safety informed that there were over 100 people who had gone on the hunt for ‘teri’, an insect which is a delicacy for the tribals, at around 5:30 pm which was not the right time,” Mr. Aya said.
The exact toll can be ascertained only tomorrow, he said.

1 comment:

  1. finally.. we r gorkha n we r Indian...