Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Prashant Tamang's maiden music album released in Gangtok Concert

Prashant Tamang Makes Gangtokians Dance

Gangtok ,November5: The Indian Idol winner Prashant Tamang on Monday night regaled the audience by singing popular songs of Hindi movies at a grand reception held in his honour at the Paljor stadium here at which the chief minister Pawan Kumar Chamgling released the audio cassette of the former's maiden album.
A 10,000-strong crowd, comprising the men, women and children, cheered lustily for Tamang who sung hit numbers of popular movies at a two-hour function held to felicitate him for bringing laurel to the people of the hill region of Darjeeling and Sikkim by becoming the Indian Idol at a private entertainment channel's programme last month.
The music lovers also showered their praise for another budding singer Charu Silwal, who took turn with Tamang in entertaining the gathered audience at the grand musical nite, the first of its kind held in the state capital.
Earlier, the chief minister released the maiden music album of Tamang and lavished praise on him for his achievement which, he said, has brought laurels to the hill people of the north-eastern region.
Tamang, on his part, thanked the people of Sikkim as well the rest of the Himalayan region for voting for him in large numbers which enabled him to win the Indian idol crown last month.
He was perhaps the most-feted reality show winner this year. And nearly two months after he edged out his nearest rival and country cousin Amit Paul, Indian Idol Prashant Tamang has unveiled his maiden album.
Titled Dhanyabad, the album was released by Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling during a felicitation-cum-live performance programme at Paljor Stadium in Gangtok.
The album is a bilingual collection of Nepali and Hindi songs.
Thousands of hysterical fans braved the chill and drizzle and thronged the stadium to cheer for Tamang who has become the new sensation in the eastern hills.
Tamang preformed to the brigade along with another Indian Idol finalist Charu Senwal.
Acknowledging the support from Sikkim, Tamang told the rapturous crowds that the state had given him confidence to win the contest