NAMCHI, December 20: Eleven contestants have been shortlisted for the quarter final of the Swar Sikkim Bal Tara competition to be held tomorrow here at the Community Hall.
In the first audition of the talent hunt show held today, at least 60 children had participated.
The inaugural ceremony was attended by Padmashree Sanu Lama as the chief guest.
Appreciating the Swar Sikkim team in their endeavour to expose the hidden singing talents amongst the children in the State, he urged parents and guardians to motive their wards in the field of music. “It will also accustom children to perform in stage with confidence, he said.
Chunilal Ghimirey, a noted artist and writer highlighted the aims and objectives of the programme, which is in fact the first of its kind in Sikkim.
The eleven quarter finalists are Romani Sharma, Animesh Chtteri, Phurba Tamang, Mahesh Subba, Anup Chettri, Amarjit Baitha, Sidhart Shilal, Manisha Sharma, Paljor Lepcha, Riya Pradhan and Mingma Sherpa.
The audition for the West District will be held on December 23 at Gyalshing Community hall.