Chairman J&K Bank to inaugurate All India Devotional Song Competition

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KATRA: A meeting of Navratra Festival’s All India Devotional Song Competition Committee (organized by SMVD Shrine Board, J&K Tourism, J&K Bank and Shraddha Mh one in association with other organizations was held here today under the chairmanship of Rakesh Wazir wherein threadbare discussions were held with regard to its preparations.
While speaking on the occasion Wazir informed that Chairman cum Managing Director J&K Bank R.K. Chibber will be the Chief Guest and Chief Administrative Officer SMVD Narayana Super Speciality Hospital Dr.(Brig). M M Harjai will be Guest of Honour in its inauguration to be held on 29th Sept. and would be inaugurated by them. While speaking on the occasion he elaborated that that during 9 day long competition renowned Bollywood singers will perform on daily basis beside performing their duties as judges of the competition and their performance schedule will be Shanker Sawhney on 29th Sept., Amrinder Bobby on 30th Sept.,Amarjit Bijli on 1st Oct.,Balraj on 2nd Oct., Sunil Mattoo on 3rd Oct. Jan Heer on 4th Oct. Dr. Sumangal Arora on 5th Oct. Rampy Saaz on 6th Oct. and Ni main long ni to lachi fame singer Mannat Noor and Masha Ali will perform in its final i.e.7th Oct. and besides this top Media & film personalities have already given their consent to be there in the panel of judges for final of All India Devotional Song Competition. This year the former winners of the competition including Mool Raj, Sonali Dogra, Anjusha, Sanjeet Kumar, Ravi Kumar, Chaman Lehri, Kaustabh, Khushi Shubh etc. will also perform live one by one on daily basis.
Wazir elaborated that the Ist prize of the competition would be Rs.3 lakh and recording contract with Venus records & Tapes Ltd. and the pattern of qualifying rounds is 2nd & 3rd winners of the preliminary rounds will compete on 5th Oct. i.e. Quarter final.1st position holders of daily competition will compete with the winners of the Quarter final on Semi final i.e. on 6th Oct. for their entry into Mega Final to be held on 7th Oct at Yog Ashram Complex and leaving aside Mega final, repetition of devotional song will not be allowed in quarter final/semi final.

Wazir further said that as per past practice live telecast of the programme for all nine days will be made through Shraddha Mh One form 29th Sept. from 9 PM onwards daily besides its telecast on many other channels including JK media & Take One & 92.7 Big FM will be the Radio partner.
The meeting among others was attended by Shyam Lal Kesar, Rakesh Sharma, Virender Kesar, Ajay Sharma, Sanjay Kumar, Sushil Kumar, Sanjeet Kumar, Pawan Kumar, Subhash Chander and Prabhat Singh.