Three from Sikkim nominated from Sikkim for Northeast Unsung Heroes Red Carpet Award; KC Nima, Suresh Lama and RJ Priyanka
Suresh K. Lama resident of Majhitar, West Pendam East Sikkim, who is known for his social works and is actively involved with tourism developments of Majhitar has been motivating and inspiring many youths and social workers inside the State. Suresh K. Lama is a Chief Coordinator (State) Federation of Consumers Association-Sikkim in the last 8 years, under his coordination FCAS has conducted numerous consumer awareness campaigns across the State. He is associated with many social organizations of the state, K. Lama along with his associate NGOs has supported many Children’s Home, Old age homes, underprivileged students, patients and many more.
Suresh K. Lama on being conferred the award stated;
“I am exceedingly happy and honoured to receive this award which was very unexpected for me as never have I ever thought to be counted as one of the Northeast Unsung Heroes. I am honestly revered to represent my state during the award ceremony in the presence of different states of Northeast India. I shall dedicate this award to every social worker and humanitarian concerned people of the state. I hope in coming days may humanities and peace among people shall spread more rather than cruelty and hatred.”
Priyanka Tamang, a well-known radio jockey from Sikkim who also was a recipient of Nirbhaya Award 2018. She had already been nominated for the Northeast Unsung Heroes Red Carpet Social Awards last year but due to COVID-19 the program was postponed, and now it has been rescheduled again, so she will be awarded in this upcoming Northeast Unsung Heroes Red Carpet Social Awards 2021.
Priyanka on being nominated for the award stated;
“When I first got to know that I’d been nominated for this award, I was surprised and happy at the same time. Being selected as one of the Northeast Unsung Heroes, really means so much to me and I feel this is one of my great achievements that I am representing my State in the Northeast Region. I am receiving this award for my contributions towards societies.”
“My message to the people is, let us all help one another grow and contribute something to the society. To be a good human-being you don’t need to try and be hard on yourself, you don’t need to prove the World, just be good to yourself first and help others to seek goodness in themselves as well. When you stay humble, people will always recognize your works, and they will know you as a person, just be true and generous.” She added.
Karma Chewang Nima founder of Freedom Rehabilitation Centre, who is also known for his social contributions towards society has bagged the Northeast Unsung Heroes Red Carpet Social Awards 2021. K.C Nima has been an inspiration to so many youngsters who have been dealing with drugs addictions and mental illness.
Likewise, the third recipient K.C Nima stated,
“It indeed is a big surprise to be conferred with such prestigious award. Never thought that I would be getting this award, as there are a lot of deserving candidates who I feel are far better than me. I am very thankful and honoured to be chosen as one of the northeast unsung heroes. It’s really a moral booster for the people who work in the backstage. Seeing myself 20 years later back then, and seeing myself today, I feel so lucky and proud to make it this far. I hope everyone can overcome from their fears, and I wish everyone can walk in the right path.”
The first Northeast unsung heroes red carpet social award event was hosted by FIND Studios and Seil in Mumbai during the year 2019, where around 23 unsung heroes of 8 states of Northeast India were recognized for their silent contribution to the society in the presence of Bhagat Singh Koshyari, Governor of Maharashtra.
The aphorism of this event is to not only recognize the silent contribution to the society in the field of ‘Social’ but also will help many others including people to rise further in coming days. Rebecca Changkija Sema, founder of the Northeast Unsung Heroes Red Carpet Award started the journey in the year 2018 followed by Sikkim as well in the same year with Sujata Pradhan co-organizer of Northeast unsung heroes red carpet social award.
By Sheetal Kharka