Talent blitz showers little stars

Yasmin Taj


Youngsters put up a fabulous show displaying their best talents at Master Little Star-2005, a talent contest organised by Nepalese Fashion House, a private company dedicated to promote and preserve the cultural heritage of Nepal, on 22 January.

Bal Krishna Khand, state minister for the ministry of education and sports, inaugurated the function. Each contestant was given three minutes in the first round to show their talents which included dancing, singing, playing the violin and guitar, acting: some even gave speeches, mimicked politicians and displayed karate skills. This was followed by the costume round where all contestants displayed traditional Nepalis as well as western costumes. The top 12 contestants were then asked questions by the jury.

Hema Manandhar, chairman of Nepalese Fashion House thanked everybody and said that this contest was particularly organised for boys as parents and schools always complained saying “aren’t boys talented?”. The top six finalists were then asked to answer a common question: “What should be done to end the violence in our country?” The results were announced and the winner was Samyek Man Singh from Rato Bangla School. The 1st runner up was Tsering Lama from L.R.I School and the 2nd runner up was Mukul Nepal from New Summit School. Samyek Man Singh, Alish Karki, Zenith Shrestha, Roses Shrestha, Sailab D Shrestha, Rahul Regmi, Daniel Sunuwar and Noor Kayastha were also honoured.