Dorjee Wangchu, Pema Tashi win singing talent contest

TAWANG, Oct 30: The title of Mon Ser-Gyelling – 2018 (the golden voice of Monyul in modern song) contest was won by Dorjee Wangchu of Namtsering village in Lungla, while the title of Mon Rig-Zhung Ser-Gyelling (the golden voice of Monyul in folksong) contest was won by Pema Tashi of Thikshi village in Zemithang circle.
The grand finale of the third season of the singing talent hunt was conducted under the banner of the Film Federation of Monyul on 29 October at the Men-tsem-tse ground here.
Wangchu was awarded Rs 8 lakhs while Tashi was given Rs 5 lakhs.
The prize for the first runner-up in Mon Ser-Gyelling, carrying Rs 4 lakhs, was won by Lobsang Delek of Jang, and the second runner-up title, with a prize money of Rs 2 lakhs, was won by Sangey Norbu from Lish village in Dirang circle.
The first runner-up title in Mon Rig-Zhung Ser-Gyelling, carrying a prize money of Rs 3 lakhs, was won by Jambey Thutan of Seru village, while the third place was bagged by Genden Namgey from Shakti village in Lungla.
The prize money of the talent hunt since its introduction is sponsored by Chief Minister Pema Khandu and his family.
A book on Monpa folksongs, written both in Bhoti and English languages by Thutan Tashi Shastri and sponsored by Tawang MLA Tsering Tashi, was also released by the chief minister on the occasion.
MLAs Jambey Tashi and Tsering Tashi, Deputy Commissioner Sang Phuntsok, Monpa Mimang Tsokpa president Rinchin Dorjee, and a galaxy of intellectuals of the society attended the programme.
Pema, who is also the chief patron of the Film Federation of Monyul, had inaugurated the event on 16 September.
The three-yearly event was initiated by Pema in 2010, when he was not in politics, for preservation of folksongs and to attract the youths towards the rich traditional songs. (DIPRO)