All India Devotional Song Competition entered in third day late evening as a part of Navratra Festival 2016 with the litting of a traditional lamp by Rr. Ajay Nanda Honb’le Minister of State Finance, CAPD ,Labour, Tribal and Parliamentary affairs etc., and alongwith Ravinder Kumar, Deputy Commissioner Reasi ,Vikas Gupta CEO Surinsar & Mansar Development Authority , Tilak Raj Deputy Commandant CRPF , Chairman Devotional Song Committee Rakesh Wazir, Yog Acharya Swami Yoga Nand Ji Maharaj,besides members Navratra Festival Committee Shyam Lal Kesar,Sardari Lal Dubey, Virender Kesar,Shiv Kumar Sharma etc.
In this preliminary round of competition Sushmita Banerjee from Jammu was adjudged as 1st Position holder, Yasir Hussain from Punjab adjudged 2nd and 3rd position was held by Vivek Mohan from Jammu among the 12 audition participants and were provided with the cash prizes of 10,000/- , 5,000/-and 3,000/- respectively and wild card entry Awarded to Ms. Arshi Kalas on the basis of her performance,recommendation of the MOS Ajay Nanda,Deputy Commissioner,Reasi and Judges as well.
The Devotional Song Competition was adjudged by the panels of experts in music including Prof.Anupama Sharma, Lecturer Music Govt.Degree College Parade, & Performed abroad & in India, USA, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela & Bangladesh etc. Dr.Usha Bhagati Ex.HOD Music many degree colleges including P.G.M.A.M College Jammu and Dr. C.L Verma Ex. Dean & Chairperson Himachal Pardesh University Shimla, Honored by C.M Himachal & So many institutions for his contribution in the field of Music, Member Expert University Grant Commission.
The proceeding of Competition was conducted by Sh.Rakesh Wazir who is also the Chairman of the said Competition besides Member Navratra Festival Committee.
The All India Devotional Song Competition being organized by S.M.V.D.Shrine Board, Deptt. of J&K Tourism and MH Shardha with active support of Shiv Khori Shrine Board, ,India News, Zee PHH ,92.7 Big FM ,J&K Bank, Nidesh Builders Pvt.Ltd.Jammu, District Administration, Hotel Associaton and local host community.
The first position holders of daily competition will compete with the winners of the quarter on 9th of Oct. for their entry into final and the quarter final will be held on 8th Oct. which will be of 2nd & 3rd position holders of daily competition.
Meanwhile, chief guest Mr. Ajay Nanda while speaking on the occasion extended greetings to the organizers of the Navratra Festival’s All India Devotional Song Committee and Participants.