To promote communal harmony among the Tani clans, the Apex Tani Foundation (ATF) will organise the Tani Idol 2018 ‘Harmony through Music’, a singing talent competition.
The event’s organising chairman Nabam Tuna informed that the competition will primarily be a platform for cultural exchange among the Nyishi, Galo, Apatani, Adi, Tagin, and Mishing community but through the event, they will also help the orphanage and destitute homes here.
Tuna, who was addressing a press conference at the Arunachal Press Club here today, informed that hundred percent of the revenue generated through the event will be donated to the orphanage and destitute homes here. He informed that they have so far identified the Oju Mission Orphanage and a destitute shelter at Lekhi, Naharlagun.
Highlighting the selection criteria for the event, its organizing secretary Ashok Sonam informed that the top three winners of the district-level singing competition will be given direct entry to the first elimination round while the top three winners of the community level singing competition will be given direct entry to the second elimination round.
He added that the competition will also be open for top ten singing talents among the Tani clans who will be selected through auditions, which will start from the first week of September. The top three winners of the Tani Idol will receive a cash prize of Rs 4, 2 and 1 lakh respectively along with an album contract, he added.
Meanwhile, commenting on the inclusion of Mishing community as Tani clan given that there is an ongoing debate in social media over awarding schedule tribe status to them, Sonam said that they would like to make no comment on it as the decision over the matter it is prerogative of the state government. He, however, made it clear that they neither are or will be part of any such initiative.