Nyishi Idol
Patey Madu of Arunachal Pradesh’s Kra-Daadi district was adjudged the winner of Nyishi Idol-Season 6 during the grand finale of the singing talent show held at Itanagar. Image credit - Northeast Now

Patey Madu of Arunachal Pradesh’s Kra-Daadi district was adjudged the winner of Nyishi Idol-Season 6 during the grand finale of the singing talent show.

The show was held at the Dorjee Khandu Convention Hall in Itanagar on Saturday night.

Gania Gyadi from East Kameng and Dibang Nido of Kamle were adjudged the first and second runners-up respectively.

Madu, who had been consistently performing well in the show and receiving compliments for his performance from many, received a cash prize of Rs 3 lakh and a singing contract with the event organizers, the Nyishi Art and Cultural Welfare Society (NACWS).

The first and second runners-up bagged cash prizes of Rs 1.5 lakh and 70,000, respectively.

Congratulating the winners, State Legislative Assembly Speaker Pasang Dorjee Sona, who attended the show as the chief guest, praised all the finalists for their top-notch performance.

He, however, said those, who couldn’t win the title, also should not be disappointed rather work harder to do better next time.

Expressing grave concern over the continuous rise of drug-addiction menace amongst the youths of the State, the Speaker said that such habits, kills one’s talent.

Appealing the youths to stay away from drugs and other harmful substances, Sona, at the same time also appealed to the Civil Societies and Community Based Organization to dwell in length and detail on the issue and work out methods to curb the menace.

Reiterating that drug-addiction is one of the biggest menaces the society, the Speaker said that drugs not only kills the abuser but also isolates him or her from the society.

Further while citing example of Aalo based de-addiction-cum-rehabilitation centre where drug addicts are being treated and rehabilitated, Sona appealed the NACWS and other organizations concerned to make music a tool to get the youths out of the clutches of drugs.

Speaking as guest of honor, Bengia Tolum, the president of Nyishi Elite Society lauded the NACWS for organizing the show for 6 consecutive years.

Suggested the young singers to learn the art of patience to learn good music, Tolum, at the same time also urged them to focus on old and traditional songs apart from modern ones.

“If you don’t revive the old songs, they will fade away with time,” he said.

“It is now your responsibility and turn as members of society to preserve and promote the aged old culture and tradition through music,” he added.

Home Minister Bamang Felix, who attended the finale as special guest, said that music doesn’t belong to any tribe, religion, region, caste or creed and suggested the singers to sing for the State.

He lauded the finalists for their excellent performance and urged them to make an Arunachalee album and offered to sponsor the same.

DAMIEN LEPCHA

Damien Lepcha is Northeast Now Correspondent in Arunachal Pradesh. He can be reached at: lepcharaul@gmail.com

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