Gangtok, 18 Jun:
The Second Chapter of ‘Social Network Talent Playoffs’ was organized by the Northeast Career Guide Magazine ‘The Accelerator’ in Gangtok on Sunday. The event saw the participation of 15 aspiring singers and dancers of Sikkim who were judged by Remanti Rai [Singer], Yougan Tamang [Journalist] and Pragya Satpathy [Founder/Creative Head, The Accelerator].
“The prime motive of the event is to provide platforms to young budding talents of Sikkim and also channelize their art, talent and potential,” said Pragya Satpathy.
“The Accelerator had also organised a similar event last year where the team had felicitated young bloggers, vloggers and others. After the success of Chapter one and positive response from the young fraternity, the Accelerator team felt it is a must event for young people to get involved and showcase their talents,” said Bhupendra Gurung [CEO/ Editor in Chief, The Accelerator].
Out of 15 contestants, the three winners of the playoffs were Pem Uzeyla, Legion of Love and Ashna Pradhan. The winner and first runner up were awarded with cash prizes.
The Accelerator also felicitated Aruna Limbu who is a student of Tashi Namgyal Academy selected under the Chief Minister's Meritorious Scholarship Scheme.
A prom was also organised after the playoffs and was judged by Devika Gurung [Founder, Fidgety Fingers]. The winners of the prom were Tashi Norbu and Anjana Rai.