National Anthem Singing Competition: 9000 entries received from various parts of J&K
Post by on Tuesday, August 9, 2022
Srinagar, Aug 08: Around 9000 entries having around 50, 000 participants have been received from various parts of Jammu and Kashmir under National Anthem Singing Competition -2022 for which entries were invited online from August 1 to 7.
This was stated by Director Information and Public Relations, Akshay Labroo. He said this year 9000 entries were received which is four times more than the entries received last year and almost equal submissions were received from both Jammu and Kashmir divisions.
He said especially the districts of South Kashmir are leading and have given overwhelming response in the number of submissions.
To celebrate 75 years of independence and commemorate it as ‘Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav’, the Department of Information and Public Relations (DIPR) had launched the competition.
Under this competition, the government had called upon the citizens of Jammu and Kashmir to take part in the national anthem singing competition by submitting their entries through a google link.
The entries were made open under individual and group categories. Under the individual category, people in two subcategories, 13-18 years and above 18 years of age were allowed to take part in the competition where as no age bar was kept for the group category
Director Information said the entries received will be sent to respective Deputy Commissioners of participants who will choose best three from each category. The winners from each district will sing the National Anthem at their respective district headquarters on Independence Day.
The list of district level winners shall be forwarded to the Divisional Commissioners who shall then finalise the winners.
The winners of the competition will get cash awards of Rs 25,000, Rs 11,000 and Rs 5,000 for first, second and third prizes respectively besides getting an opportunity to perform National Anthem at the Divisional level Independence Day celebrations.
Looking at the number of requests received for extending the deadline, the DIPR is thinking of opening another round of competition under ‘Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav’.