Darjeeling, August 15: The 66th Independence Day celebrated at North Point Ground with thousands of students and people of Darjeeling. During the occasion, newly elected GTA Chief, Bimal Gurung was the chief guest, unfurled the tri-colour and addressed the public of Darjeeling.
School children, who were present in large numbers, demonstrated best of their show by displaying drills and patriotic fervor. About 40 schools and 8 different organizations were participated in the event. The GTA Chief gave away Cheque of Rs. 50,000/- to various participating schools for the purchase of drumming equipments. He also gave away a cheque of Rs. 1 Lakh to freedom fighter K B Mukhia.
Darjeeling, August 5: Bhotu Pradhan, renowned artist of Darjeeling and eminent singer Kumar Subba were felicitated during the programme of Late Champa Devi Agarwal Award ceremony held at GDNS hall on August 5. A book “Parakh” by Jas Younzon ‘Pyase’ was also released during the occasion. Distinguished artists and literary figures of Darjeeling were present at the Award ceremonial.
Darjeeling, August 9: Team GJMM now officially entitled as the government authorities entered into GTA headquarter Lalkhoti with people’s mandate along with the blessing of Mamata government. GTA Chief Bimal Gurung and his executive members officially entered into GTA Secretariat Lalkhoti for the first time.
Lalkhoti is the same place that Subash Ghisingh had created the secretariat of DGHC and ruled the Darjeeling hills for 21 years.
Darjeeling, August 4: The chapter of GTA now formally opened for the people of hills. The players of GTA have been sworn to make them work for its people. The high profile swearing-in ceremony attended by Union Home Minister, Chief Minister, Railway Minister have much to say on GTA, however, the expectation of common people over GTA is much skeptical with mere 200 crore as previous DGHC. Almost no infrastructure and the inexperienced manpower on hand seems pretty difficult in the road of GTA, only due course time will reveal the truths and realities.