- The Meghalaya chief minister joined to sing alongside Amit Paul (one of the contestants from the reality talent hunt show Indian Idol), Kishore Kumar’s evergreen number “Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna”
- CM Sangma said that the government is working to promote the artists of the state and festivals like Dimchrang serve them the great opportunity to showcase their talent to the people
The Chief Minister of Meghalaya Mukul Sangma has been known as one of the most hard-working politicians in the country. At one day, he would wake up at 7, would be having the janta-darbaar at 8 to address the problems of the common people, would attend the party meetings by 12 pm and would be addressing the people of his state by 4 pm. All at different places!
MEET CM MUKUL SANGMA, THE SINGER
And then, there is the other side of CM Mukul Sangma that people might not know very well. He is very much into singing and not to brag, he sings really well. There have been numerous occasions when the CM has shown his musical self and has won the hearts of the people. Last night was one such evening.
The Meghalaya chief minister joined to sing alongside Amit Paul (one of the contestants from the reality talent hunt show Indian Idol), Kishore Kumar’s evergreen number “Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna”. Few minutes later, the crowd also joined in the singing the marvel. CM Mukul Sangma wished an advance Merry Christmas to the people of of Garo hills and said that the annual festivals, which are celebrated in Garo hills, fall into the endeavour of the government to promote talents and showcase the artists that hail from different parts of the country, for the locals.
CM Mukul Sangma said, “Through this festival, we want to promote the region of Garo hills as tourist destination and also enable the youth of the region to learn and make a choice in the field of music, wherein we have lot of talents”.
CM Sangma said that the government is working to promote the artists of the state and festivals like Dimchrang serve them the great opportunity to showcase their talent to the people. He said, “The festivals give a platform for local entrepreneurs and artists to engage and enhance their capabilities. It bonds the people with the spirit of festivities and enables the government to partner in spreading the message of peace, love and hope”.
The CM also performed with the chief executive member of Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC), Mr. Boston Marak on song kristan numbers and made the audience thrilled. Song kristan is Garo Christmas song, which portrays the emotion of love and faith for the almighty.
One of the highlights of the Dimchrang festivals was, the magic show by Amazing David of Kolkatta, who illustrated 11 different illusion acts, which caught the audience by surprise. It was for the first time when such a popular illusionist made his debut presence in Garo hills.
Amit Paul before performing in Ampati, had performed at Simsang Festival in Williamnagar in East Garo Hills in the presence of education and literacy minister Deborah Marak.
While interacting with the media, Amit Paul said, “I am thankful to the people of Garo hills for coming out in large number to witness my show. It was indeed an honour to perform in my home state amidst galaxy of dignitaries including chief minister and other cabinet ministers of Meghalaya”.
The winter festivities in four districts of Garo hills including South West, East, North and South Garo Hills comes to an end, while the final festival at Tura in West Garo Hills begins on Monday. A series of art, culture and entertainment programmes are lined up at Tura.