The season 3 of Mon Sergyeling and Mon Rigzshung Sergyeling – the biggest singing talent hunt of Mon region began at Kalawangpo hall. The talent hunt is an initiative of Chief Minister Pema Khandu and is aimed at providing platform to youngsters from Monyul region (Tawang and West Kameng). Organized by Film Federation of Monyul (FFM), it aims to harness local tribal singing talent and to provide them with appropriate recognition, support and encouragement.
Health Minister Alo Libang launched season 3 of the talent hunt in the presence of various dignitaries. Chief Minister Pema Khandu who is also the patron of FFM conveyed his best wishes to all the participants. ‘In an age where there is huge development in all sectors, youngsters are influenced by modernisation, platforms like Mon Rigshung Sergyeling will encourage them to embrace our own culture and tradition.’ He expressed happiness that the winner of the Mon Sergyeling Season 1, Thutan Tsering, made it to Indian Idol Top 20.
This season will saw participation of more than 242 participants, out of which 30 have been shortlisted for Mon Sergyeling (modern song category) and Mon Rigzshung Sergyeling (folk song category). The winner, first runner-up and second runner-up of Mon Sergyeling will be awarded prize money of Rs 8 lakh, 4 lakh and 2 lakh respectively. The winner, first runner-up and second runner-up of Mon Rigzshung Sergyeling will be awarded prize money of Rs 5 lakh, 3 lakh and 2 lakh respectively.