J&K: 9K Entries For National Anthem Singing Competition

| Updated: 08 August, 2022 7:01 pm IST

SRINAGAR: To celebrate 75 years of independence and commemorate it as Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, the Department of Information and Public Relations (DIPR) launched the National Anthem Singing Competition-2022 for which entries were made open online between August 1 and August 7.

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, whereas no age bar was kept for the group category.

Director Information and Public Relations, Akshay Labroo said, “Under this competition, around 9,000 entries having around 50, 000 participants were received from different parts of Jammu and Kashmir, which is four times more than the entries received last year, and almost equal submissions were received from both Jammu and Kashmir divisions.”

 

He added that the districts of South Kashmir have given an overwhelming response in the number of submissions.

The entries received will be sent to the respective Deputy Commissioners of each district, who will choose the 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 ₹25,000, ₹11,000 and ₹5,000 for first, second and third prizes, respectively, besides getting an opportunity to perform the 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.

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