FROM A CORRESPONDENT
SHILLONG, Feb 11: Meghalaya's modern tribal song artiste Ribhakupar Shadap won the Modern Song Category in the second edition of the musical reality show 'NE Body Can Sing-2016' held under the aegis of the North Eastern Services, All India Radio Shillong to promote and tap the unheard tunes of North East culture as well as to bring to the limelight the untapped musical talents of the region.
The grand file of the show was held this evening at the Aurobindo Hall, Shillong. In the Modern Song category galand's modern tribal song artist Manchai Phom won the second spot which carry an award of Rs 50,000.
The winner of the category Ribhakupar received an award of Rs 1,00,000.
In the closely contested competition of the Western Song, galand's Seyievinuo Chuzo won the first position receiving a cash award of Rs 1,00,000 and the second position was grabbed by Mizoram's western song artist Lalramzauvi receiving Rs 50,000 as cash award. The cash awards of both categories were sponsored by the State Bank of India.
Participants from different All India Radio stations including Argatala, Guwahati, Imphal, Itagar, Kohima, Shillong and Aizwal preformed in the said competition.
Vice Chancellor of North Eastern Hills University (NEHU) Prof. Sri Krish Srivastava, Pro Vice Chancellor of NEHU Prof Dr Henry Lamin, Additiol Director General (Programme & Administration) (NEZ) All India Radio DN Basumatari and AGM State Bank of India Rajeev Arora honored the winners by handing over the cash prizes.
The objective of the musical reality show is to promote the inherent musical talents of the people of North Eastern region and also to provide them a platform to exhibit their untapped and unsung melodies.