Radha Rai the winner of BBC Nepali service musical talent hunt was awarded a special trophy and certificate by one of the judges, Nhyoo Bajracharya amidst a function on December 21.
According to Suman Kharel, Desk Editor of BBC Nepali, the talent hunt was initiated
after receiving more than 100 Nepali entries in the BBC World Serviceâ€™s global musical talent hunt â€” The next big thing 2007, which was a part of the celebration of BBC Serviceâ€™s 75th anniversary. Kharel said, â€œWe decided to encourage new talents and bring them to light so that they can contribute towards the development of Nepali music.â€
The judges of the talent hunt were Nhyoo Bajracharaya, Kunti Moktan and Deep Shrestha. Speaking at the function Bajracharya said, â€œBBC Nepali service has given a very
good platform for new artists. However these artists have to continuously work towards enhancing their talents otherwise this success of theirs will be just for today.â€
Rai who was brimming with joy thanked lyricist Bhupal Rai and composer Doctor Kirat of her song, â€œIt is their creation, I just gave my voice to it. I am so grateful to them that I just donâ€™t know how can I thank them.â€ Rai also sang her winning song, live on BBC Nepali on Friday evening.