That evening we were able to meet Nedup and Nimphuti. We had a job to find them because it was dark, and MG Marg was crammed because of a Youth Festival running singing and dancing events on a stage at one end. Much noise! We showed them some old photos from when they were pupils at Sikkim Himalayan Academy. We have posted them above together with the pics we took that night – not great quality but a great story! Nedup is studying sociology, and will sit the civil service exam in due course, so his options may be to enter the civil service or become a social worker. He is planning to do an internship in Kolkata over Christmas, where he will stay with Rha Tschering (see post 7 to come). Nim is studying nursing in Bangalore and is in her 3rd year. However she want to do two further years so she can qualify as a state registered nurse, which will give her more opportunities. During the college holiday she has been staying with her family in Dentam, West Sikkim. This is 6 hours jeep ride away, so she had spent 12 hours in a jeep to come and see us. Magi last saw them both in 2012 when they were still at Dr Graham’s Homes.
It was wonderful to meet these young adults making their way in life, and such nice people……….
Next day 1 Nov was a day off! We visited the Handicraft and Handloom Centre, then did some shopping, including picking up a two-week SIM with unlimited data for INR 500 (£6). That night we ate in a first-floor restaurant in MG Marg – £10 for a lovely meal; tomorrow, another jeep ride to Namchi.