11-year-old Assamese girl Manashi Sahariah from coach Palak Muchhal’s team took home The Voice India Kids 2 trophy. She was also awarded a cheque of Rs 25,00,000. The grand finale saw Manashi compete with five other talented finalists namely Shruti Goswami, Shekinah Mukhiya, Guntas Kaur, Nilanjana Roy and Mohammad Fazil for the coveted trophy.
Manashi shared, ‘Firstly I would like to thank the people of my village who always believed in my talent and supported my dreams. Having said that, I am truly blessed to have mentored under the guidance of Coach Palak because not only did she invest time and energy in me, she truly inspired me in my journey. The Voice India Kids has given me a reason to believe that talent finds its due platform. I have gained a lot on from this stage – friendship, love, respect and a teacher whom I will always treasure’.
Hailing from a small district in Assam, Manashi picked up singing from a tender age of three while listening to her mother sing. Back in her hometown, which comprises of only 300 people, Manashi found it difficult to find a trainer but she polished her skills by watching Hindi videos online. Her village folks came together to organize funds so that Manashi could get the opportunity to travel to Mumbai and participate in The Voice India Kids. And all their efforts paid off as she will soon go home with the trophy and prize money.
By Sana Farzeem