Toko Teji : Pride of Arunachal Pradesh

Toko Teji, a drummer from Arunachal Pradesh is set to perform at the finals of “India Got Talent Khoj 2” on Colors Channel, on first October 2010. He has thanked people of Arunachal Pradesh for supporting him in his quest, addressing a media conference in Itanagar on Wednesday Morning, 22 Sep 2010. All the best Toko, you are pride of North Eastern States!

the Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu today announced Rs 10 lakh as an incentive for young prodigy. Teji along with his parents called on the chief minister in his official bungalow this afternoon.

A shy teenager, Teji said that Talent show was a chance to showcase what people of the state are capable of. People of India know that there is a place called Arunachal and that we got talent, he said.

A student of Class XII, he says that he wants to complete his schooling first and train as a musician.

A visibly happy Toko Natu, the mother of the drummer said that she never thought Teji would be a drummer even though he had started showing his inclination to music while still a toddler. I thought he would be a dancer since he would react to any sounds instantly, she said while admitting that her son is a good dancer too.

Toko Jyoti, the father of the teenager said that he gets upset when judges are harsh towards his son even as the Uncle Toko Tacho says judges are not musicians and their criticism pushes Teji to work harder.

It is good to see now people of North Eastern states of India getting recognised, at least in TV reality shows.

News Source : Arunachal Times.

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