Musical talent hunt resumes in Khagrachhari
Third round of Khagrachhari Talent Hunt (music) resumed at Town Hall here on February 8. The programme came to a stop about three months back due to financial crisis.
Resumption of the programme has created much enthusiasm among the contestants. A total of 40 contestants are competing in 3rd round and 20 would be select for the next round, sources confirmed.
Khagrachhari Hill District Council (KHDC) and District Shilpakala Academy jointly started the first talent hunt programme in the district on June 24 last year. The competition continued till October 29, 2008 at nine venues in Khagrachhari.
The talent hunt came to a standstill, as necessary funds were not available, sources said.
KHDC and the Shilpakala Academy have taken this initiative to discover promising singers in the hilly district. Monindra Lal Tripura, the then chairman of KHDC, played a key role in initiating this programme, said Shilpakala Secretary and Coordinator of the programme, Jiten Barua.
Mongsathowai Chowdhury, Abul Kashem, Kajol Chowdhury, Jibon Roaza, Ratan Tripura and Erina Chakma evaluated the contestants.
Tk 4 lakh has been allocated for the programme. A 21-member committee has been formed to oversee the competition, sources said.