Katra, October 19
Vanshika Jaral from Jammu clinched 1st position at ongoing All India Devotional Song Competition in Katra. While Rakesh Deol from Jammu & Sukhjinderjeet from Punjab shared the 2nd position and 3rd position was clinched by Narinder Singh from Punjab.
The Devotional Song Competition was adjudged by the panels of experts in music including Prof. Anupama Sharma Professor Music Degree College, Jammu & leading Dogri Singer, Pt.Subash Ghosh from West Bengal Sr. Disciple of Ustad Amjad Ali Khan Sahab great Saroad Maestro, performing Artist of Govt of India Radio and T.V (Doordarshan) ,Composer and Music Director ,Creator of two new instruments with field of Music & Dr. Usha Bhagati Ex.HOD Music many degree colleges including P.G.M.A.M College Jammu.
Vanshika Jaral of Jammu who stood 1st will join directly in Mega final on Oct 21 and 2nd & 3rd prize holders will try their luck on 20th Oct in semi-final to reach the Mega final. The winner of the Mega Final will be awarded with a cash prize of Rs 2 Lakh by Navratra Festival Committee besides recording contract with Venus Records & Tapes ltd.
Earlier, the programme was started with lighting of Lamp by SDM Katra, Anil Chandel along with SDM, Nowsherea Harbans Sharma, Ashok Kumar Director Sports SMVDSB, Chairman AIDSC Rakesh Wazir , ASP, Katra Sumeet Kotwal, District Information Officer, Ashwani Hansa, Dy.Director Tourism, Meenakshi Koul, SHO, Katra Kuldeep Krishan and others.