Navratra Festival Concludes Kaustubh,Khushi Shubh jointly adjudged best singers in Devotional Song Contest
Katra:– The Eight days long Navratra Festival in the holy town of Katra came to musical conclusion last evening with Kaustubh from Rajasthan & Khushi Shubh from Chamba H.P, bagged the prestigious first prize jointly in mega final of All India Devotional Song Competition, which was jointly organized by Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, J&K Tourism in association with Shradha Mh One & J&K Bank with the active support of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Super Specialty Hospital, Surya Milk ,Pure Roots Herbal, Nidesh Builders Pvt.Ltd.Jammu, Divinity,Radio Mirchi 98.3 FM, PHDCCI, Yog Ashram Trust ,District Administration and the local host Community.
The function concluded amidst chanting of Bhajans and beating of drums at Yog Ashram Complex last Night.
Anmol Raja from Punjab took Second Position and 3rd position was held by Sukhjinderjit from Amritsar in the Devotional Song competition out of 11 candidates reached in the mega final in which 06 were from outside the state and 5 were from within state.
CEO SMVD Shrine Board Simrandeep Singh was Chief Guest on the occasion whereas Former Advisor to Governor Parvez Dewan, noted Bollywood & Media personalities including Managing Director Venus Records & Tapes Ltd. Ganesh Jain, famous play back singer Pawani Panday and Balkar Sidhu ,Vice President Zee Network Barkha Arora, were the judges of the mega final, whereas Operation Head Mh One group Savita Jhangani and Consultant Colours TV Pankaj bagrecha were special invitees on the occasion.
Chief Guest Simrandeep Singh,Former Advisor to Governor Parvez Dewan,Film & media personalities, Deputy Commissioner Reasi Prasanna Rama Swami,Director Tourism, Jammu O.P.Bhagat,Chairman Devotional Song Committee & President Hotel Association Rakesh Wazir,Commandant CRPF Jitender Kumar Gupta gave away prize worth Rs.3 lakh in the shape of gold to the first prize winner Shared by Kaustubh from Rajasthan & Khushi Shubh from Chamba H.P ,Gold worth 1 lakh to 2nd position holder Anmol Raja from punjab and Gold worth 50,000/- to third position holder Sukhjinderjit from Amritsar in presence of SDM Katra Ashok Choudhary, CEO Katra Development Authority S.P Mehra, Programming Head 98.3 Radio Mirchi, Khushboo Mattoo , Yog Acharya Swami Yoga Nand ji Maharaj,Shyam Lal Kesar, Virender Kesar etc.
CEO SMVD Shrine Board Simrandeep Singh while speaking on the occasion said that this competition has attained good heights & complimented the organizers for the same and thanked all the people and organizations for extending their cooperation in making it a grand success and especially the people from film and media fraternity who make it a point in coming overhere and supporting it.
Director Tourism Jammu O.P Bhagat while speaking on the occasion said that leaving aside providing plat form to the singers ,the live telecast of the event all over the world and has given vast publicity to the event and Tourism of state and Jammu region in particular and we feel that with this we have been able to convince the people in coming to the state and seeing the places of Tourist intrest around Katra and and this area is as peaceful as any part of the world.
Rakesh Wazir Chairman of this All India Devotional Competition and President Hotel & Restaurant Association ,Katra compared the proceedings of the programme in a magnificent way.
Renowned Bollywood Singers Ms.Pawni Pandey who has done play back singing for Raees,Barelley Ki Barfi,Wel Come Back,Phallouri, Blackmail etc. and is known for her famous songs like Laila Ho Laial Aisi Main Laila ( Shah Rukh starrer Raees) etc.,Mr.Balkar Sidhu famous Punjabi Singer ( Munda apne Vyah de Vich Nachda Phire )fame, who was special invitee on the occasion gave their live performances on the occasion and captivated the audience with their melodic voices & the total environment of the venue became spiritual .