JKP’s ‘Choona Hai Aasman’ aims at ‘Projecting Talent Kashmiri Youth Possess’

Ubeer Naqushbandi

SRINAGAR

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Young boys and girls from Kashmir region Saturday showcased their talent in the final of Zonal Level Musical Talent Hunt organized by Jammu and Kashmir Police.

The event is a regular feature organized by police department from past five years, a police official said.

A senior police official told Kashmir Life that this talent hunt was started from district level in which a total of 21 young boys and girls were selected for finals.

“Now, in the final, participants are from all three zones of Kashmir including North, South and Central zones,” he said. “The aim of organizing such show is projection of talent Kashmir posses.”

He further said that four winners of senior and junior categories will be awarded with cash prize of Rs 20,000 and a certificate while as runner ups will be provided with certificate and cash prize of Rs 15000 each.

Second runner ups will be awarded with certificate and cash prize of Rs 10,000 rupees. All the remaining participants will be provided a certificate and cash prize of Rs 5000, he added.

The competitors were judged by the jury comprising of Sukhwant Kour Professor Music, noted singers Muneer Ahmad Mir and Aijaz Ahmad Rah.

Noted educationist and music expert, Hawa Bashir, was the chief guest on the occasion.

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Those who have been selected are Kainaat Manazir, Iqbal Gulzar, Masrat Aziz, Firdous Ahmad, Ruqiya Maqbool, Zaid Rashid, Tasleema Majeed, Nazir Ahmad Sheikh, Danishta Nabi, Tanveer Ahmad Najar and Malik Wahid. IGP Kashmir Shri S.J.M Gillani and Chief Guest Mrs Hawa Bashir distributed the trophies and Cash rewards among the selected singers and certificates among the participants including the winners. Cash rewards of rupees 20,000 was given to the 1st position holders, rupees 15,000 was given to the 2nd position holders and 10,000 rupees was given to the 3rd position holders, JKP spokesperson said in a statement.

A special consolation prize was given to Bashir Ahmad Golpori of Kulgam and his party.

Speaking on this occasion, Hawa Bashir while complimenting JKP for organizing the event, said, “this is a very nice platform provided by the J&K Police to the young singers to show their singing abilities which were judged by expert and eminent team of jury.”

“The police department needs to be complimented for organizing such event as their job is being tough and a 24 hours needing total devotion to the call of the duty and even out of this tight schedule they have managed to find time and resources to assist the buddy singers,” she said.

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