“I come from Sakti village of Leh district. It was very unconventional to take up professional singing courses in my village, so I never got an opportunity to learn music professionally.
I can barely remember when my interest towards music started growing as I always loved music.
I learnt singing by listening to music on TV.
The culture of attaining standard education system in India for a stable future made me attend Hindu College, Delhi University. But, in the mean time, I never gave up on any opportunity to perform. My school and college days passed by in self contemplation. The more I thought, the clearer it became to pursue music as my career.
Every performance brought in a sense of happiness, encouragement and a sense of belonging to me. I did various concerts in Lahaul Spiti, Jispa and Kinnaur regions of Himachal Pradesh, Leh- Ladakh, Darjeeling and West Bengal.
Soon, I got a huge opportunity to perform with Mr. Sonu Nigam during the Naropa Festival at Leh- Ladakh. It was a massive, massive moment for me.
In June 2020, during the Indo-China Standoff period, tension with China added to the existing Covid-19 pandemic. At that time, my song “Sandesain aatein hain” was telecasted on the national television.
My song was covered again by Mr. Manish Prasad for another news channel on 15th January on the ocassion of Army Day. Soon, the love and blessings of the viewers poured in from every corner of India. This patriotic song not only reflected my singing but also the sentiments of all Indians and Ladakhis.
The sentiment of patriotism that music can awaken is overwhelming and I hope we can restore peace and stay united through music.
I request our countrymen to stand with our brave soldiers. We will always remain indebted to our soldiers who lost their lives to protect out nation. Happy Republic Day to all my fellow citizens. Jai Hind!” said Stanzin Norgais
Singers: Stanzin Norgais (@norgais ), Padma Dolkar
Video Credits: Mr. Sunder