POKHARA: When Australian pop star Kate Miller Heide started singing at the MTV EXIT concert near Phewa Lake on September 12, thousands of Pokharelis joined her and danced to her songs. The audience at the concert, which was organised to spread awareness against human trafficking, just could not stand still while listening to Heide’s rocking numbers. Appreciating the audiences’ enthusiasm she said, “Thank you all for your love.”
The level of energy among youngsters of Pokhara reached a new high when one of the most loved pop stars of Nepal Nima Rumba came on stage. His song Mayalu was received by everyone with much gusto. Kranti Ale’s very popular number Sarkari jaagir did not only make the audience dance but also received a huge round of applause and cheer. Two female artistes, Nalina Chitrakar and Shreya Sotang, also added charm to the concert with their numbers.
Fashionably dressed, the youngsters of Pokhara showed their passion for music by enjoying the concert to the fullest.
During the programme it was informed that 2.5 million people in the world fall prey to human traffickers every year, out of which 15,000 are trafficked from Nepal to India and 7,000 are victims of internal trafficking in Nepal.
In the concert Simon Goff, Director of MTV EXIT, also urged people to be aware of human trafficking.
The concert which was hosted by MTV EXIT campaign ambassador of Nepal Malvika Subba, and RJ Ashish Syangden, was supported by USAID.