Nepal | September 27, 2020

Don’t hide your talent

Himalayan News Service
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Santosh Lama

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KATHMANDU: Singer Santosh Lama won the title of Nepali Tara 2 in year 2007. His career took a successful turn after the victory — till date he has released three solo albums namely Batuwa, Ambar, and Akchyata, and has lend his voice to 40 Nepali movies as a playback singer. Known for hit numbers like Birkhe Lai Chinchhas, Ekaichhinma Yo K Bhayo and Maile Soche Jasto to name a few, Lama has won Annapurna Award for Best New Comer in 2010 and Best Playback Singer in 2011 at Tamang Film Award. Here he gets nostalgic about his college days.


I completed BA in 2007 from Ratna Rajya Laxmi Campus, Exhibition Road.


I studied English and Political Science.


It was the best time of my life — a time when there was freedom. Neither there was any restriction, nor the rules were strict.


Spending time with friends from different parts of the country, and studying in overcrowded classrooms were some of the best moments of my college life.


I was studying in BA IIIrd Year when I participated in Nepali Tara 2. During the voting for Nepali Tara 2, every student of my college appreciated my talent and was proud of my achievements. I sang in a welcome party of the college and I got support from the students. It was a proud moment.


College life taught me to think about the philosophical aspects of life. During my college years, I was also able to improve my
communication skills.


Our education system is less practical and theory-oriented. But to enhance your skills, it is better to choose technical subjects, such as Hotel Management and others. It’s not necessary to get enrolled in Science stream just because you have scored excellent marks in your SLC exams.


Attend classes regularly, and make friends. Don’t hide your talent, show it by participating in extracurricular activities.

A version of this article appears in print on April 06, 2016 of The Himalayan Times.

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