Udhampur’s Ananya wins All India Devotional Song Competition title

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Jammu: Ananya Sharma of Udhampur district in Jammu and Kashmir have claimed the title of All India Devotional Song Competition organised as a part of nine-day long Navratra Festival in Katra town of Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir.
The All India Devotional Song Competition concluded at Katra late on Monday amid great fanfare at Yog Ashram Complex.
Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Sanjeev Verma was the Chief Guest on the occasion.
As per official handout, the top position was bagged by Ananya Sharma from Udhampur, thereby securing a recording contract with Venus Records and Tapes Ltd besides winning gold worth Rs 3 lakh.
The second spot was held by Pranbha Sharma from Jammu while Simran Singh from Amritsar got the third prize.
The two bagged gold worth Rs 1 lakh and Rs 50 thousand respectively.
Among the finalists, five belonged to J&K while the rest had come from other parts of the country.
The Div Com, while speaking on the occasion, complimented the organisers for the holding such a mega religious event and expressed gratitude to the people and organizations for extending their cooperation and contribution towards success of the annual programme.
He also lauded the prominent Bollywood personalities for their support and participation in the event.
Former Advisor and the brain behind the event, Parvez Dewan, expressed satisfaction and happiness over the growing success of this event.
Director Tourism Jammu, Deepika Sharma, said that live telecast of the event has not only provided platform to the budding singers but this gave vast publicity to the event all over the world.
Renowned bollywood singer Maanat Noor, known for song “Tu Laun Main Elaaichi”, and former winners Sonali Dogra, Naveen Punjabi and Ravi Kumar also performed during the event.