Welcome change in attitude to music in Sikkim, says Shanti Thatal

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SUJAL PRADHAN
Gangtok
10 Sep 2018

Nepali singer Aruna Lama's contributions are a gift for whole Nepali community. Heera Devi Waiba's contributions in development of Nepali folk song are also equally valued. “We should not forget their contribution at any cost,” renowned Nepali music composer and singer Shanti Thatal has said in Gangtok while addressing the music students of Remanti Sangeet Academy.
She attended the Teachers’Day celebration of the institute as the chief guest. She also inaugurated the the newly constructed second annexe of Remanti Sangeet Academy. “”We don't have this formal kind of music learning systems, very few manage to do it but seeing this institute I am happy that attitude towards music has changed,” she said.
Thatal also said today's parents were conscious parents.  “They know the importance of music. And they are also aware that to become a good human being apart from academics other talents such as music and arts are also necessary.
Thatal has more than 200 songs to her credit, including music for several Nepali films. She is the first “woman music composer of the Nepali film industry.  Remanti Sangeet Academy has now become a leading music institute in Gangtok with over 200 students in just more than one year since after its inception in March 2017.