CM announces ` 10 lakh award for Mandakini
IMPHAL, 5th Nov: Chief minister N Biren has announced a cash award of Rs 10 lakh for renowned singer Mandakini Takhellambam for her performance in the Zee TV talent show Sa Re Ga Ma. Biren made the announcement during the inaugural function of MANITEX 2018 here on Monday. Speaking on the occasion, the CM lauded the singer, who have lost her sight, for her performance in the competition, which took her to the final round. Stating that there are applauds for the singer doing the rounds on social media, he said that Mandakini's song during Sunday's episode was a good one and everybody got mesmerised by her talent. The CM further said that the final round of the competition will have significant influence of viewers' vote and urged the people of the state to vote for the singer and help her in winning the competition.
At the same time, in recognition of her performance, which led her to the final round, the state government will present an award of ` 10 lakh to her whether she wins the final round or not, he added.