Doha 22 Sept. 2017
Buddha Lama from Pokhara won the Nepal Idol Grand Finale held at Doha Asian Town Amphitheatre in presence of thousands of Nepalese workers inside stadium and thousands awaiting outside to have a glimpse of their favorite visiting leading actors, singers and other artists from Nepal.
Present on the occasion were Prof. Ramesh Prasad Koirala, ambassador of Nepal and Mrs. Koirala, Nepal embassy officials, Nepalese community leaders, members of the Nepalese business community & heads of professional and cultural organizations. Among visiting guests included senior Actor Madan Krishna, Hari Bansha, Singer Nalina Chitrakar, Lakshman Poudel, Director Nepal Idol, Manoj Gorkhali, Youth Coordinator (Dubai), Dancer Teriya Magar among around 200 participants and crew from Nepal and around the globe.
Five-months long hunt for Nepal’s singing talent selected for second position Nishan Bhattatai and 3rd position went to Pratap Das.
The program was broadcasted live from Doha to Nepal. Nepalese envoy to State of Qatar addressed the audience on the occasion. He said that Nepal embassy is working on establishing Nepali school having Nepal educational curriculum system and opening Nepal Cultural Center.
Prof. Ramesh Prasad Koirala thanked State of Qatar for allowing remittances to Nepali workers helping in the economy of Nepal. Nepal envoy stressed on Nepalese semi & professionals to come to Qatar and contribute towards development of Qatar.
Ambassador of Nepal assured his community of his full support to community events. He lauded the efforts of the organisors for holding mega event like ‘Nepal Idol’ with professionalism.
Grand gala event organised by Nepalese organisors in Qatar has not only sent a message to outside Qatar how deep attachment and safety felt by second largest expatriate community enjoys in Qatar, it also provided thousands of common Nepalese workers to enjoy and watch their favorite artists performing physically in front of their eyes.
Three top contestants individual performances were voted by the audience through SMS messages in collaboration with Qatar based largest telecommunication OOREDOO and also judged by panel of three judges.
Participants in ‘Nepal Idol 2017’ could not reach to final including Sagar Ale, Sujata Pandey, Pramila Rai and Sandhya Joshi gave their performance on the Doha stage.
Sagar Nepal, a member of the organizing committee from Qatar and a senior community leader said ,’ Today’s grand show and historical large participation of 200 artists from outside Qatar in Doha and thousands of Nepali workers, business community members and professionals witnesses not only the grand success of 2017 ‘Nepal Idol’, it is also a message back home that we all are fine and well here in Qatar and enjoys as second largest expatriate community in Qatar are happy’.
He thanked ambassador of Nepal in Qatar and his team for their support making Nepal Idol success and the co-nationals for their participation making the event historically successful in Qatar and long years to remember.
Sagar Nepal, Chief Advisor ‘Nepal Idol 2017’ paid his gratitude to his fellow team members headed by M/s Uttam Gurung & Pravin Gurung and Coordinator Prakash Gurung on their team work.