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Guitarist Ladorjee Tamang encouraged by CM reward

Thursday, Jan 23, 2020 13:30 [IST]

Last Update: Thursday, Jan 23, 2020 07:51 [IST]

Guitarist Ladorjee Tamang encouraged by CM reward

KUNAL RAI

GANGTOK: West Sikkim youth Ladorjee Tamang, who recently won a guitar solo competition at national youth festival and subsequently received a letter of appreciation from the Chief Minister along with a cash reward for brining laurel for the State, said he is grateful to Chief Minister for acknowledging his talent and achievement.
“This award and acknowledgement has given me the encouragement to work harder and pursue my dream of becoming a successful musician with more dedication,” said Tamang.
The 27-year-old resident of Magarzung village is West Sikkim had won first prize in the guitar competition at national youth festival at Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh attended by youth from 32 states and union territories. Sikkim had participated in different competitions including folk dance, song, light harmonium, classical song, one act play, elocution and guitar solo and it was in the guitar solo competition won the first prize.
Tamang and a guitarist from Maharashtra were adjudged joint winners.  
Tamang said that he had availed basic guitar training at the age of 15 years and since then he learned playing guitar by himself. He completed his schooling from Soreng senior secondary school and is presently working as a marketing assistant in Agriculture department under ‘One Family, One Job’ scheme.
He was selected to represent Sikkim at national youth festival after excelling in the selection trail held in the state in October 2019.
“It was extremely a proud moment for me, to perform for the state at the national level and win. I had never thought of going so far and winning,” he said.
Tamang said he has recently received an offer from a band in Siliguri. “But I haven’t responded to them. If I get better offers, I will definitely go ahead and show my talent.”
Sports and Youth Affairs secretary Kuber Bhandari congratulated Tamang for the “historic” feat. Sikkim had not accomplished such feat at national level before, he said.
He credited the extensive encouragement and support from the Chief Minister and Sports minister for such achievements. “It is due to their sporting nature the hidden talents of the State are facilitated with national level platform and we on behalf of the department would like to express our gratitude too.”
The secretary also hailed weightlifter Pemba Tshering Sherpa for winning a medal at the Khelo India Youth Games.

Sikkim at a Glance

  • Area: 7096 Sq Kms
  • Capital: Gangtok
  • Altitude: 5,840 ft
  • Population: 6.10 Lakhs
  • Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 to over 28,509 ft above sea level
  • Climate:
  • Summer: Min- 13°C - Max 21°C
  • Winter: Min- 0.48°C - Max 13°C
  • Rainfall: 325 cms per annum
  • Language Spoken: Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Tibetan, English, Hindi