Singtam, May 29: Indian Idol 4 Runner up Kapil Thapa’s official website was launched at 34th Singtam Basibiyalo held at Singtam Community Hall. The website www.kapilthapaa.com is designed by BP Bajgain and shall be updated by Shital Pradhan. Kapil Thapa was also felicitated for his contribution towards music on the occasion. Distinguished guests present included (Chief Guest) Rudra Poudyal, former Director, HRDD, Kapil Thapa, Suresh Lama, BP Bajgain, TV Actress cum model Sakuntala Sharma, Actor Mahendra Bagdas, Actor Mahendra Gurung, Musician Ruben Sahi, Singer Gangaa Mukhiya, Singer Prakash Sundas, Social worker YB Pradhan, Dawa Sherpa, TB Pradhan, members of Singtam Nagar Panchayat and others.
Speaking on the occasion Kapil Thapa thanked Singtam Basibiyalo for the honour and also thanked Sikkim for voting him during his Indian Idol season 4 finals. Thapa said his musical journey to the finals of Indian Idol was not possible without the votes that were send from the state of Sikkim. He said that it was a home coming for him at Sikkim. He further added he had some special moments attached with Sikkim; he started his musical journey from Sikkim when he was posted out here. He said he got his inspiration to sing from Sikkim and the place is more of a home for him. He was posted at Sikkim for more than two years prior to Indian Idol competition, he added.
A team of forthcoming Nepali music album “Saammaan” made from Sikkim was also honoured. Producer Suresh Lama, Singer Kapil Thapa, TV Actress cum model Sakuntala Sharma, Actor Mahendra Bagdas, Actor cum lyricist Mahendra Gurung, Musician Ruben Sahi and Singer Gangaa Mukhiya were introduced to the crowds. The other singer includes the likes of Indian Idol 3 Prashant Tamang, Prakriti Giri, Karma Sherpa, Banika Pradhan and Aasusen Lama. It should be noted that Gangaa Mukhiya is the lone singer from Sikkim to feature at this album. His debut Nepali rock album “Aakarshan” was a big success.
Mohan Pradhan ‘Neeraj’, person behind the Singtam Basibiyalo speaking to this reporter told that he was very pleased to have international celebrity Kapil Thapa at Basibiyalo and said that in near future too more such celebrity would be gracing Singtam Basibiyalo
The 34th edition of Singtam Basibiyalo was a colourful event that had cultural programs performed by Aarju Pariyar, Lhamu & groups and dance group from Himali Sangh, Dalapchand. Singer Geeta Sharma, Prakash Sundas and Gangaa Mukhiya entertained the crowd with their mellow voice. Poem recitation by Mahendra Bagdas was highly appreciated by the crowds. Divya Rai, Rebika Rai and Ravi Pradhaan, singers from Dalapchand also entertained the gathering.