TAWANG, Oct 30: The grand finale of Mega singing hunt Mon Ser-gyelling (The golden voice of Monyul in modern song) and Mon Rig-zhung Ser-gyelling (The golden voice of Monyul in Folk song)-2018 season, under the banner Film Federation of Monyul (FFM), was conducted on October 29 last with thousands of audience gathering at Men-tsem-tse ground to witness the event.
The event was inaugurated by Chief Minister Pema Khandu on September 16 last, who is also chief patron of FFM. This event was initiated in 2010 by him when he was not in politics for his concern for preservation of folk songs and to attract the youth towards rich traditional songs made him initiate this mega singing hunt and this platform has produced many local singing talents, including Thupten Tsering who recently gave programmes in European countries. This event is being conducted after every three years.
A book on Monpa folk songs written both in Bhoti and English by Thutan Tashi Shastri and sponsored by Tawang MLA Tsering Tashi was also released by the CM, in presence of Lunmla MLA Jambey Tashi, MLA Tsering, Tawang DCi Sang Phuntsok, Monpa Mimang Tsokpa president Rinchin Dorjee among a galaxy of intellectuals.
The title of Mon Ser-Gyelling 2018 with prize money of Rs eight lakh was won by Dorjee Wangchu of Namtsering village under Lunmla, while title of Mon Rig-Zhung Ser-Gyelling with prize money of Rs five lakh was won by Pema Tashi of Thikshi village under Zemithang circle.
Other prize were 1st runners up in Mon Ser-Gyelling carried a prize money of Rs four lakh won Lobsang Delek from Jang and the second runners with prize money of Rs two lakh won by Sangey Norbu from lish village under Dirang. The first runners up for Mon Rig-Zhung Ser-gyelling carried a prize money of Rs three lakh won by Jambey Thutan from seru village whereas third place was bagged by Genden Namgey from Shakti village of Lunmla area.
The prize money of this talent show since beginning is being sponsored by the CM and his family. (DIPRO)