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Uttam Kumar Chhetri awarded by prestigious Bhaghirathi Samman Award. 2009.

Posted by Ramesh Khati on October 12, 2009

Report By:- Kamal Pradhan

( Gorkha Times Bureau Chief Delhi Unit)

Shri Uttam Kumar Chettri receving Bhagarthi Award 2009

Shri Uttam Kumar Chettri receving Bhagirathi Award 2009

Bhaghirathi Samman 2009 is being hosted annually to felicitate individuals for their contribution towards education, cultural, social service. The said event has been organized by an esteemed social organization Bhagirathi Samajik Sanskritik Manch (regd). New Delhi. It was held on the premises of LTG Auditorium, New Delhi on 8th October, 2009

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The event was attended by hordes of people from all walks of life. Jai Prakash Aggarwal (President of Delhi Pradesh Congress Commitee) embraced the occasion as a chief guest, accompanied by several other dignitaries and bureaucrats. Among them  were; Chetan Chauhan – Ex. MP and Ex Cricketer, Haroon Yusuf – Minister of Food and Supplies Delhi, Jai Kishan Sharma – Leader of Opposition, Delhi Assembly, Rakesh Gaur- Director of welfare, Municipal Corporation Delhi, Anita Sharma- Ex President Municipal Corporation of Delhi.

Shri. Uttam Kumar Chhetri, aged-52, a veteran social worker based in Delhi has been awarded Bhagirathi Samman 2009 with due recognition for his outstanding service to the society at large. He has immensely contributed towards the social cause of the Gorkhas both in Darjeeling, his native place and Delhi where he and his family make a living against all odds. He has been providing selfless service to the people working as an employee of Indian Red Cross Blood Bank, Delhi which is obvious from the repute he holds.

He was born in a middle class family of Mullootar tea estate Darjeeling on 27 July 1957, son of Late. J.B Chhetri and Late Shyam Kumari Chhetri. Interestingly he had the passion and zeal towards Nepali language, literature and culture right from the heydays of his childhood, which had acted as a beacon for his in-depth knowledge regarding the same.

His yeoman’s service towards the society at large and Gorkhas in particular is a saga of never ending journey, being a pride possessor – almost 40 years of experience and excellence in voluntary social work in Delhi. He had been also engaged with many Gorkha social organizations.  A brief account of his work includes Ex- General secretary of Gorkha Dukkha Niwarak Sammelan (Delhi branch), Ex- Executive member of Maruni

Sanskritik Manch Delhi, Ex-Founder President of Tarun Kala Sangam, Ex-Advisor of Bharatiya Gorkhali Ekta Manch, Ex – Central committee member of Akhil Bharatiya Nepali Bhasa Samitee and Bharatiya Nepali Parishad, And Secretary zone for member national council and National executive and Secretary zone for Bharatiya Gorkha Parisangh, Former member of award selection committee- Nepali Parishad Dehradun.  He was bestowed with several accolades, to say –felicitated by Sikkim Sahitya Parishad with due recognition as National level language activist (2nd Feb 1993). And the similair recognition was conferred by Akhil Nepali Bhasa Samitee (3rd May 1993.)

Also ‘Haamro Shikhar’ – a programme by Nepal 1 television showcasing eminent Nepali speaking personalities featured his work and contribution. . A multifaceted person and a well kwon figure In Delhi also has skills and traits mesmerizing the listeners through his poems.

Many Gorkhas opined that selfless service and sincerity always pays but still there are many who have been unsung heroes ,which needs to be brought in to notice and attention to the public at large.

Bhaghirathi Samman 2009 is being hosted annually to felicitate individuals for their contribution towards education, cultural, social service. The said event has been organized by an esteemed social organization Bhagirathi Samajik Sanskritik Manch (regd). New Delhi. It was held on the premises of LTG Auditorium, New Delhi on 8th October, 2009.

The event was attended by hordes of people from all walks of life. Jai Prakash Aggarwal (President of Delhi Pradesh Congress Commitee) embraced the occasion as a chief guest, accompanied by several other dignitaries and bureaucrats. Among them  were; Chetan Chauhan – Ex. MP and Ex Cricketer, Haroon Yusuf – Minister of Food and Supplies Delhi, Jai Kishan Sharma – Leader of Opposition, Delhi Assembly, Rakesh Gaur- Director of welfare, Municipal Corporation Delhi, Anita Sharma- Ex President Municipal Corporation of Delhi.

Shri. Uttam Kumar Chhetri, aged-52, a veteran social worker based in Delhi has been awarded Bhagirathi Samman 2009 with due recognition for his outstanding service to the society at large. He has immensely contributed towards the social cause of the Gorkhas both in Darjeeling, his native place and Delhi where he and his family make a living against all odds. He has been providing selfless service to the people working as an employee of Indian Red Cross Blood Bank, Delhi which is obvious from the repute he holds.

He was born in a middle class family of Mullootar tea estate Darjeeling on 27 July 1957, son of Late. J.B Chhetri and Late Shyam Kumari Chhetri. Interestingly he had the passion and zeal towards Nepali language, literature and culture right from the heydays of his childhood, which had acted as a beacon for his in-depth knowledge regarding the same.

His yeoman’s service towards the society at large and Gorkhas in particular is a saga of never ending journey, being a pride possessor – almost 40 years of experience and excellence in voluntary social work in Delhi. He had been also engaged with many Gorkha social organizations.  A brief account of his work includes Ex- General secretary of Gorkha Dukkha Niwarak Sammelan (Delhi branch), Ex- Executive member of Maruni

Sanskritik Manch Delhi, Ex-Founder President of Tarun Kala Sangam, Ex-Advisor of Bharatiya Gorkhali Ekta Manch, Ex – Central committee member of Akhil Bharatiya Nepali Bhasa Samitee and Bharatiya Nepali Parishad, And Secretary zone for member national council and National executive and Secretary zone for Bharatiya Gorkha Parisangh, Former member of award selection committee- Nepali Parishad Dehradun.  He was bestowed with several accolades, to say –felicitated by Sikkim Sahitya Parishad with due recognition as National level language activist (2nd Feb 1993). And the similair recognition was conferred by Akhil Nepali Bhasa Samitee (3rd May 1993.)

Also ‘Haamro Shikhar’ – a programme by Nepal 1 television showcasing eminent Nepali speaking personalities featured his work and contribution. . A multifaceted person and a well kwon figure In Delhi also has skills and traits mesmerizing the listeners through his poems.

Many Gorkhas opined that selfless service and sincerity always pays but still there are many who have been unsung heroes ,which needs to be brought in to notice and attention to the public at large.

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