An Inter School Semi Classical Vocal Competition was organized at The New Public School, Sector 18-B, Chandigarh to promote classical singing and motivate students to take interest in it. 25 Schools from the tricity participated in this competition. The students participated in the competition with great enthusiasm. It was a treat to the ears to hear the melodious voice of the talented budding singers.
Preet Mohinder Singh, Deputy General Manager, Punjab Agriculture Co-operative Bank, was the Chief Guest. In his address to the students he said that “Singing & Dance are the hidden language of the soul’ and is also considered an act of creation. All classical forms of art are an important source of not only aesthetic values but also life, mind, soul and spiritual values. It is the awareness of these values which we envision and aim to spread through our Heritage of classical music and dance amongst the youth of today”.
The jury comprised of Gurpreet Singh, MA, M.Phil Music Vocal, Sangeet Visharad – Serving with GCG, Sector 11, Chandigarh; Vikram Singh, M.A., M.Phil Music Vocal-Radio and TV Artist; and Jagir Singh M.A., M.Phil Music Vocal, Singer and Music Composer.
The mellifluous voice of many participants rendering the classical compositions captivated the audience and the Judges alike.
The results are as follows:
- Winner. Vikhyat from Manav Mangal School Sec 11 Panchkula
- 1st Runner up Rashi Kaushal from Mount Carmel Sec 47 Chandigarh
- 2nd Runner up Mukul Gill from Bhavan Vidyalaya Panchkula
- Consolation Prize Aayush Sharma, Stepping Stones School Sec 37 D Chandigarh
While applauding the singing talent of the students & congratulating the music teachers for putting great efforts to train the students Principal New Public School R D Singh said that, “the main purpose of the competition was to bring out the hidden talent of the students”.