22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim)

Tripoto
10th Jan 2019
Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang
Day 1

I took this travel trip with a great opportunity in hand with the NGO  ( Sikkim youth federation) who organised the " guiding junior" programme  all across Sikkim . So I was assigned to this group with 4 people apart from me . So we arrived to Gnon Sangdong on 10th at around 4pm , we took service taxi from gangtok , the taxi stand near Vajra Hall in gangtok .
It is a journey of 2 hours from gangtok town . The main work or the purpose for our visit is to impart the means of knowledge to the students who are far away in the village areas . Not just academic but also over all knowledge so that it can at least make a small difference in their life.
So the first day we just arrived and met the in charge and the village people . They  served us good and warm food for us and arranged place to rest . The weather  not so chilly as of like gangtok because this place happens to be  valley where turquoise green river flows through . The night was warm and cozy .

Photo of Gnon-Samdong, Sikkim, India by Ajanta Tamang
Day 2

The day started off with the exercise with the kids . And the day scholars also arrived by 10 am and the classes were still but before that breakfast was arranged by the villagers around 9am . The breakfast was great and more than that we enjoyed the meal with the company of our lil students.

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang
Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang
Day 3

The day 3 started as usual with exercise with the kids and with the tea and breakfast . The students were at school at around 9:30am . After that the classes started as usual . Today I am happy because I could make a small girl understand to write letters . She is very cute girl and speaks less but she is very good and fast at grasping if she understands . So I could make a little change with her . As today is Saturday , therefore there is no classes tomorrow . After that the lunch break took place and all the kids as well as the adults enjoyed their lunch . Took classes till 3pm and then all of them were playing games . In between we were served teas by the girl from the village . It was a kind gesture and thus I am happy and delighted to be here in this village . Tomorrow we might be visiting the near by places . As of today this is all we did today .... Few clips of the day are as follows .

Dorjee trying to remember the number 14 in words by writing in the black board .

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang

Yankit learned how to write the word a to d ..

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang

Me with the kids after their studies ...

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang

Basking in sun with kids .. poonahang sir

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang

Evening games time with the kids ..after tea break ..

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang
Day 4

So after all the week end i.e. Sunday ... No classes but we had some exercise session with the hostelers and the played games . They took bath and breakfast but after that we take out the day to hike to dickhu i.e was 9km from sangdong village . On the way we saw the orange orchard , kids playing and many more beautiful places . It was a great day because our way to dikchu was full or wow and serene nature ... And many more hanging bridges . Check out the pictures below . We ended our trip back home and reached at around 9pm and ate our dinner and ended our journey . It was best day although we had to hike down for 3 hours and 9 km long way but it was worth it .

Beautiful view

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang

The dikchu bridge near check post

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang

Lovely waterfall

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang

At dikchu bridge

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang

Lovely day

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang

The team of the day and the photographer

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang

Hanging bridge , 2nd one though

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang

Blessed to be here

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang

Wow

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang

U can see the mountain

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang

Again the mountain from different view

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang

The 1st bridge

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang

The lungdar on the bridge

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang

Hanging bridge

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang

One the way

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang

The place is famous for oranges with beautiful background

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang

Me

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang
Day 5

Monday the day of the week ...
Started with the regular chores and the classes started with the assembly and the singing of the lepcha prayers and the national anthem.
The activities of the days were the drawing competition and the movie time ... And other than that making some funny dance video ....

Assembly time

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang

Me helping the kids to paint and use colour

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang

The group of kids in the school under the guiding junior programme of gnon sangdong

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang

Drwaing competition

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang

Painting

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang

The kid put his hard work and took and hour to complete the house which looks like watermelon

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang

Movie time .. kunfu panda 1

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang

Same ...

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang
Day 6

As usual the day started off with the prayers, exercise , breakfast and the national anthem . The morning session was the classes for different ages and the second half of the day after lunch was set up for movie . Today the day was sunny and little sun basking was very healthy. Apart from that at around 2-3:30pm a slight earthquake was felt but nothing happened it was just a shake .
Gnon sangdong is a very famous place for oranges , our dear students had bought us a bag full of oranges . And the day ended with dinner and watching kunfu panda part 2 .

Can see the mountains ?

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang

A Basket of Oranges

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang

Basking

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang

Good morning

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang

Prayers and assembly time

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang

English class for class 10 student

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang

Our dear student writing up .. a new way of teaching and remembering

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang

Me and iskha miss basking in sun

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang

Dinner time

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang

A bag of oranges

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang
Day 7

A week in this village and many things to learn and teach to the kids ..  today I came to know that here many things grow like pineapple , oranges , cardamon, guava ...  Like this many other things are grown and are found over here . The day was great and lil cold .

During morning time

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang

The kids were so attracted to sir poona

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang

Kids playing

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang

Chuingla

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang

Kids clicking their photo

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang

Same here they make me laugh so hard

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang

Pineapple is grown here

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang

Evening time playing badminton

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang
Day 8

Day eight started with a warm and sunny weather . The kids assembled and prayed and sang the national anthem . They broke for breakfast and then for the classes . The classes took place till 3pm and the games were played . Nothing new but just the regular chores and classes . But during the evening time after lunch ... The president  and the executive members of he Sikkim youth federation paid a visit to the centre and few interviews were taken . They we're happy and please by our work and motivated us much to keep in doing the same .  They left and the games continued and the dinner took place  at around 7pm .

Beautiful morning sunrise

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang

Assembly

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang

The group picture with the executive members of syf

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang

Hahhhaha some fun

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang

Here goes again

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang

Dinner time

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang

Movie time ... Mulan

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang
Day 9

The main event was the cleaning up of the school compound and the nearby area by the children after their exercise session . Then they break for lunch and after that the assembly and the classes as regular . Afternoon , there was the haircut session for the boys and they we're bathed and cleaned up . That's how the day was done , followed by movie time . Check out the pic ...
And drop any comments  ... What u think about till now

Kids during the games

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang

Hair cut for Tshering

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang

Mayal with sir poona

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang

Isksha miss with sangay

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang

Sonam' s turn for haircut

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang

Mayal getting the finishing touch

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang

Sangay waiting for his turn

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang

Phur zang playing at mean time

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang

They beautiful dusk

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang

Lotion application to the kids

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang
Day 10

The day was good and pleasant with the kids and the school activities . The exercises session and great and the little kids enjoyed and the evening was set for the badminton match for the volunteers and the hostel Warden . Apart from that the food keeps on satistisfying our tiredness of the whole day at dinner . Thanks to all the people whoa re involved with this particular programme in this particular area... Check out the pictures .

The food is cooked in the fire .

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang

The sun rise

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang

Exercise session

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang

Kids for third tea in the morning

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang

Ready to eat ?

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang
Day 11

Sunday after all is a cleaning day ... Both the place and oneself . The day for relaxing and pampering oneself . Everyone took bath and sunbasked  . The girls were put on makeup by me . Hehehe...  It was fun doing that . After that they danced in the song . The day was great having these growing kids filled with all the curiosity within them . The brunch for Sunday was chicken rice and chutney . The day was relaxing and evening was the time for the badminton match time . Even the kids are playing with us and learning alot . They have that learning worm within them . That's what I like about them .

Everyone basking in sun

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang

Kids theses day ...????????

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang

Cutie pie

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang

Dancing session

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang

Enthusiastic kids

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang

Selfie with the cute girl

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang

The girl gang

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang

Once more

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang

The day ... Awesome

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang
Day 12

The day broke with the enthusiastic sport activities of the hostel kids . And the breakfast was nice but as the day is passing the kids are getting much exercises and they are getting tired very much plus their diet has increased alot . So as a result the breakfast was finished in a blink of eye . But thats good . Apart from that the lovely day with lovely kids and the great day of classes and games ended with the enthusiastic badminton match .

Cherry blossoms

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang

Morning walk

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang

Lovely blossom

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang

Lovely morning view during sunrise

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang

Valley

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang

Me with Sonam during walk

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang

Sports activities

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang

Get ready to run

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang

Iksha miss and Sonam with the pose

Photo of 22 days in the primitive or reserved land of sikkim ... Gnon Sangdong (north sikkim) by Ajanta Tamang
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