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Binay Tamang president Gorkha Janmukti Morcha
18 जुन 2019 मा संसद भवनमा दार्जीलिङ लोकसभा सांसद श्री राजु विष्टज्यु अनि सिक्किमका सांसद श्री इन्द्रहाङ्ग सुब्बाज्युले आफनो मातृभाषा नेपालीमा आ-आफनो शपथ लिए साथै 19 जुन 2019 मा पश्चिम बंगालको विधानसभामा दार्जीलिङका विधायक श्री निरज जिम्बाज्युले पनि आफनो मातृभाषा नेपालीमा आफनो शपथ लिनुभयो । तीनजना महोदयहरूलाई आभार अनि साधुवाद टक्राउदछौ ।

विमल गुरुङ अनि विमलपन्थीहरूले साथै कतिपय  एकपक्षीय सामाजिक सञ्जाल अनि कतिपय दैनिक  समाचारले केवल राजु विष्टज्यु अनि निरज जिम्बाज्युको ज्यादै प्रसार र प्रचार गरियो - मानौ वहाँहरू स्वतन्त्र भारतमा पहिलो सांसद अनि विधायक जसले नेपाली भाषामा शपथ लिएका थिए - वहाँहरू जसले बढाई चढाई गरे - यो केवल राजनीतिले प्रेरित अनि गोर्खा जातिको भावनामाथि प्रभाव पार्ने षड्यन्त्र औ सत्ताको स्वार्थ निम्ति कुटनैतिक प्रयास हो ।

विमल गुरुङ अनि अन्यलाई थाहा हुनुपर्ने कि   आफनो मातृभाषामा शपथ लिने विगतमा हाम्रा गोर्खाजातिका अन्य धेरै धेरै सन्तानहरू थिए - नाम नै लिनपर्दा- स्वर्गीय रतनलाल बाह्मण ,भुतपूर्व   सांसद ( वहाँले त झण नेपाली पोशाक नेपाली टोपी र दौरा सुरुवाल लगाएर शपथ लिएका थिए )  ; श्री दावा नर्बुला , भुतपूर्व सांसद ; श्री नकुल दास , भुतपूर्व सांसद सिक्किम ; स्वर्गीय मनिकुमार सुब्बा,  भुतपूर्व  सांसद आसाम ; श्रीमती रेणुलीला सुब्बा, भुतपूर्व  विधायिका ; श्री अमरसिंह राई, भुतपूर्व विधायक ; श्री रोहित शर्मा , विधायक ; श्रीमती सरिता राई, विधायिका आदि...वहाँहरूलेपनि नेपाली टोपी (षुरूष) र चौबन्दी चोलो (महिला) लगाएर नै शपथ लिएका हुन् .....अझै यस्ता नामहरू ओझल भएको हुनसक्छ ।

यस्तो खुशी र बढी-बढाई वा सम्मान त्यस बेला गर्न सकिन्छ जतिबेला वहाँहरूले वहाँहरूको कार्यकालमा संसदको दुवै सदनमा गोर्खाल्याण्डको आधिकारिक बील ल्याएर गोर्खाल्याण्ड राज्य गठनको निम्ति पहल गरीयोस् । साथै पश्चिम बङालको विधानसभामा निरज जिम्बाज्यु अनि श्रीमती सरिता राई महोदयाले गोर्खाल्याण्डको निम्ति आधिकारिक आवाज उठाओस् औ आधिकारिक पहल गरियोस्  - यसो गरे हाम्रो विधायक श्री रोहित शर्मालेपनि समर्थन र सहयोग गर्नेछन् ।

अहिले गोर्खा जनमुक्ति मोर्चा (विनयपन्थी) लाई भन्ने गर्छन् कि हामीले विधानसभामा गोर्खाल्याण्डको निम्ति पहल गरियोस् भनेर तर विधानसभा जो चुनिएर गएका छन् उनीहरूले गर्ने विषय हो - हामी त्यो अधिकारदेखि बाहिर छौं ।

अब नेपाली भाषामा शपथ लिई हाल्यो पाँच वर्षको निम्ति गोर्खा जाति, गोर्खाल्याण्डप्रेमी र दार्जीलिङ पहाडकोलागि यही खुराकले नै सन्तुष्ट पार्ने ? विमल गुरुङ , रोशन गिरी  , विमलपन्थी गोजमुमो,  भाजपा , गोरामुमो अनि हाल चुनावमा जस-जसले भाजपालाई साथ दिए - वहाँहरूले यसपटक गोर्खाल्याण्डको निम्ति छिनाफाना गरेकै हुनुपर्छ कारण भाजपालाई तीनपल्ट सासंद दिएका छौ - गोर्खाल्याण्डको निम्ति ।

विनय तामाङ
अध्यक्ष
गोर्खा जनमुक्ति मोर्चा

West Bengal Legislative Assembly oath taking ceremony
Kolkata: The ‘Jai Sri Ram’ chant has made its way to the West Bengal assembly a day after Parliament was witness to all kinds of chants — Jai Sri Ram, Jai Ma Kali, Allahu Akbar, Radhe Radhe — during oath-taking by newly-elected members of the 17th Lok Sabha.
On Wednesday, Joyel Murmu, the MLA from Malda’s Habibpur newly elected in an assembly bypoll, chanted ‘Jai Sri Ram’ at the end of his oath-taking, following in the footsteps of Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh who chanted the same in Parliament. Assembly Speaker Biman Banerjee directed that the chant be removed from the record of assembly proceedings.
“The framers of the Constitution had given a thought to such a situation and prescribed a format of oath-taking which is part of the Constitution. No one should digress from the format,” Banerjee said. Article 188 of the Constitution provides that members should take oath before participating in the proceedings of a legislature. The format is laid down in the Third Schedule.
“The format asks members to take oath either in the name of God or solemnly affirm by the Constitution. A member can’t add or delete a word in the format. S/he must stick to the format,” Banerjee said.
The seven other new members — including BJP MLAs such as Neeraj Tamang Zimba from Darjeeling — stuck to the format. “I am appalled with the way members from BJP and Trinamool Congress flouted the Constitution with impunity in Parliament. The BJP member did a replay without even knowing that he was going against the Constitution,” said Abdul Mannan, leader of the opposition in West Bengal assembly .

Eight members were elected in the assembly bypolls held along with the 2019 Lok Sabha polls in Bhatpara, Darjeeling, Habibpur, Islampur, Kandi, Krishnaganj, Nowda, and Uluberia Purba. Bypolls were announced following the demise of the Krishnaganj MLA and the vacancy of the other seven seats after their MLAs contested Lok Sabha polls.
Going by the trend, chief minister Mamata Banerjee may have to hear more such chants when the assembly holds its monsoon session. Learning the hard way from the Bhatpara incident when she had stopped her car and berated those chanting ‘Jai Sri Ram’, Banerjee is no longer reacting to it. (TOI)

MLA Neeraj Zimba Tamang Oath Taking in Nepali
Kolkata: Eight MLAs who have won in the by-elections, took the oath of secrecy on Wednesday. Biman Bandyopadhyay, Speaker of West Bengal Legislative Assembly, administered the oath of secrecy. Partha Chatterjee, minister of Parliamentary Affairs, was also present. Of the eight MLAs, four belong to BJP with three from Trinamool Congress and one from Congress. The BJP MLAs are Neeraj Tamang Zimba from Darjeeling, Joyel Murmu from Habibpur (ST), Ashis Kumar Biswas from Krishnagunj (SC) and Pawan Kumar Singh from Bhatpara.

The Trinamool MLAs are Abdul karim Chowdhury from Islampur, Idris Ali from Uluberia east and Sahina Mumtaz Begum from Nawada in Murshidabad. Saiful Alam Khan from Congress, who was elected from Kandi in Murshidabad, also took the oath of secrecy. The ministers and MLAs became visibly embarrassed after Idris Ali shouted Joy Bangla slogan after the oath of secrecy was administered, while Joyel Murmu of BJP shouted the Jai Sri Ram slogan. The Speaker ordered both the slogans to be deleted from the record. Before administering the oath, Bandyopadhyay had asked all the new MLAs to read out only the oath given to them and say nothing extra. There was apprehension that like the Lok Sabha, where the MPs had shouted Jai Sri Ram and Jai Bangla after taking the oath, the MLAs will follow along the same lines. Bandyopadhyay reprimanded Ali for flouting his instruction and ordered that both the slogans by Trinamool Congress and BJP MLAs will be deleted from the records of the Assembly.

http://www.millenniumpost.in/kolkata
Kolkata: Eight MLAs who have won in the by-elections, took the oath of secrecy on Wednesday. Biman Bandyopadhyay, Speaker of West Bengal Legislative Assembly, administered the oath of secrecy. Partha Chatterjee, minister of Parliamentary Affairs, was also present. Of the eight MLAs, four belong to BJP with three from Trinamool Congress and one from Congress. The BJP MLAs are Neeraj Tamang Zimba from Darjeeling, Joyel Murmu from Habibpur (ST), Ashis Kumar Biswas from Krishnagunj (SC) and Pawan Kumar Singh from Bhatpara.
TOI
http://www.millenniumpost.in/kolkata/winners-of-bypolls-take-oath-of-secrecy-358932

St Paul’s School in Darjeeling
A student who embarked on his education in 1966 at St Paul’s School in Darjeeling would remember an impressive teaching faculty; in the 1960s teachers were from India and the UK. There was KN Joshi, heading the department of Hindi; S Sen, also highly qualified, headed the Bengali department. C Hawley, a Master’s from Oxford University was in charge of the department of English while Yvonne Hawkins from Oxford University taught physics in Classes V and VI. There was also Richard Mountford who had a Master’s in history from St Stephen’s College and Delhi University

The school’s music department was managed by Patricia Blackley, who had a Master’s in music from the University of Cambridge. One may question the reason for appointing such a highly qualified person. Is music as a subject in school that important? After all, music does not figure in the school leaving Cambridge Board Exams. Be that as it may, a number of such schools ensured that music prevailed along with regular academics. Blackley’s responsibilities entailed singing to the accompaniment of a piano; she controlled the orchestra and conducted its performance. The school’s choir was her entire responsibility where students sang under her direction and tutelage to the accompaniment of an electric Hammond organ, which was played solely by her. It summarises and also highlights her busy schedule which ranged from the junior to senior schools.

A person, like Blackley, who had accomplished her post graduation from Cambridge, must have studied various spheres of music. To enlighten our minds let us view what exactly a degree in music entails from the University of Cambridge. It will also tell us that these teachers who served their respective tenures were indeed qualified to an impressive level.

St Paul’s did not confine teaching this subject to western music. Indian classical music was also taught and separate teachers were engaged for playing the sitar, harmonium, tabla with vocal music. Musical plays composed by Gilbert and Sullivan, were performed. Musicals with Indian classical music were similarly staged.

To excel in any academic discipline one needs a focus, which must be pursued from the onset of a course. Music is no exception because like any subject there are different dimensions a student must learn. The undergraduate course, or Tripos, in Cambridge University is designed to introduce a student not only to a range of music but to the many ways of thinking and understanding the subject. As a principle it is similar to the study of literature, which encompasses the style of certain writers.
In the first year the focus is to establish a foundation in the techniques and history of Western musical tradition and understanding the main roles of music in today’s world. Notwithstanding a student’s academic background they can identify their core skills, an essential guide for their progress later.
As the student progresses through this graduation course they enjoy increased freedom to decide on specialised courses of music and different approaches of studying it. The freedom gives them a choice of selecting different pathways, be it composition, performance, ethnomusicology, which is the study of music, from cultural and social aspects and popular music.

The first year, Part 1A, comprises four components, which are like building blocks of the degree. Lectures introduce students into basics involving the understanding of music in the past — the selection of historical case studies illustrating how different kinds of historical evidence can be brought together to appreciate music in a particular genre. Listening and reading in the course also imparts a mental map of music’s past and present.

An emphasis is put on tonal music, which is an organised system of tones, like the tones of a major or minor scale. The range of teaching the category of tones varies from Brahms to Jazz, opening a vast musical repertory, enabling students to understand other traditions. On the other hand, the second year goes into interesting routes, like orchestral arrangements and adding a soundtrack to a film. The student may choose to either play an instrument or write about it.

A student in the third year may decide, in line with their interests and skills, if they will need a chosen career path. The career path involving music is vast, from composition to mastering a particular instrument, or teaching a section of the subject. When the student progresses into their post-graduation, they decide which section of music they wish to study and develop further.
Blackley had specialised and focused on playing the piano, in tandem with vocal music. When she sang a treble note, during choir practice in St Paul’s, she would achieve the desired pitch effortlessly, thus encouraging members of the choir, singing treble, to emulate the same tone. She literally brought her learning from Cambridge to the Darjeeling Hills.

https://www.thestatesman.com

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee
After dissolving Naihati municipality board in North 24 Parganas district, the Trinamool Congress government has now dissolved Darjeeling municipality board.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday appointed the additional district magistrate (general) as the administrator to run the Darjeeling municipality for a period of six months or till newly elected councillors take over.

The government’s move came days after 17 out of 30 municipal councillors switched to the BJP from the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha’s Binay Tamang faction. The municipality has 32 wards, two of which are currently vacant.


Why Trinamool govt is doing so

With TMC MLAs and councillors joining the BJP, the ruling party is losing control of civic bodies one by one in the state. By placing an administrator in Darjeeling as well as Naihati, the TMC government has showed that it is in no mood to allow BJP to rule the civic bodies. With civic elections inKolkata and other cities due for next year, it will be an acid test for both the ruling TMC and the BJP which is on a upswing since its impressive performance in the just concluded Lok Sabha elections. 


The Darjeeling municipality border was dissolved under sub-section (2) of section 431 of the West Bengal Municipal Act, 1993, an order issued by its Urban Development and Municipal Affairs Department said.
The order said that with the dissolution of the municipality an administrative vacuum has emerged, which is “required to be filled to ensure smooth running of public services in the municipal area of the said municipality in public interest”.

The order also said with the dissolution, all powers and functions vested upon municipal authorities under this act or any other law in force shall be exercised by the administrator appointed by the state government.

The ADM (general,) Darjeeling, has been appointed as the administrator of the Darjeeling municipality with “immediate effect for a period not exceeding six months or until the newly elected Councillors take over charge, whichever is earlier,” the order said.
Earlier, the TMC government had dissolved Naihati municipality board after a majority of TMC councillors had joined the BJP.
Meanwhile, reacting to the development, the BJP slammed the government’s move, saying it will move the court against the dissolution of Naihati and Darjeeling municipality boards.
“This is dictatorship and it amounts to the murder of democracy. It is absolutely wrong to dissolve an elected board and take its control through an administrator. We will move the court against this,” BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya said here on Wednesday.

https://indianexpress.com

MP Raju Bista takes oath in Nepali, wins hearts in Darjeeling
Darjeeling: Darjeeling MP Raju Bista on Tuesday took his oath in Parliament as a member of the 17th Lok Sabha. He took his oath in Nepali, much to the welcome of people from Darjeeling and Gorkhas all over the country.
Nepali is one of the 8th Schedule languages recognised by the Constitution of India. Sikkim MP Indra Hang Subba also took his oath in Nepali earlier on Tuesday.
Wearing a traditional ‘Gorkha Topi’, Raju Bista ended his pledge with Jai Hind, Jai Gorkha, Jai Shree Ram', much to the cheers of other members present in Parliament. "Bista’s oath in Nepali has sent a positive message for the Gorkha community spread across India," a press statement released by Bista said.
Welcoming the gesture of the MP, a young supporter of the MP said, “It is inspiring to see young leaders speaking in their own language at such important places like Parliament. This is an indication that there is a growing awareness and consciousness about our language and culture among the youth. I appreciate both Raju Bista and Indra Hang Subba for their decisions.”
When asked about his decision to take the oath in Nepali, Bista said: "For every one of us, mother tongue is the first life skill we develop, understand, and learn. However, today there is very less attention given to native languages in terms of educational and career opportunities. I hope that in coming days, there will be more opportunities made available to support and promote local languages.”

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