State boy bags Global Cultural Olympiad title

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IMPHAL, January 17:Manipur even though known for its rich contribution in sports too has parallel contributions in the field of Arts and Culture. A Manipuri lad who is appearing for his metric exams came back home after winning the ‘First Best’ title in repertory section at an international competition “Global Cultural Olympiad 2011” held at Victoria theatre at Hua-Hin in Thailand, December 27 last. The competition that includes dance, drama and music categories was organized by the ABSS’S Global Council of Art and Culture , Thailand. Soraisam Leninjit born to Soraisam Joychandra and Radhapyari of Sagolband Lukram Leirak is the third child . He has two elder sisters and a younger brother. His parents has been tendering to the needs and aspirations of their talented child and guiding him along the right direction.“I felt very content on him receiving such an award. We always supported him from the beginning and encourage him to choose any profession,whether it may be medical career or singing. Let the almighty lead him to the right direction”, Radhapyari said. Leninjit completed his Visharat during his tender years when he was studying in thesixth grade. He has decided to complete his doctorate in music and at the same time moving forward to complete his general education. The boy who sings better than his fellow junior international competitors of about 30 in the classical vocal competition has bagged the best of the best glory for the nation making the state proud. There was not only Hindustani Classical but also classical songs of various countries in the competition held at Thailand . He had bagged gold medals both in Hindustan Classical Vocal and Modern Vocal Solo in December, 2010 which was held at Ravindra Bhavan of Vardhman in Bengal.

“Sometimes I  find it hard to concentrate with my studies along with singing. There was this time when I had to appear for thepre metric exam and at the same time rehearse my songs, I remember it was  very hard . I wanted to complete my master’s degree in singing as well as complete my education. I believe that there is nothing impossible trust in the almighty”,Leninjit said.

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