Chandigarh,20.07.19-Dr. Earnest Charles J. Samuel & Dr. Annie Charles Samuel ‘SWAR UDGAM’, an Inter-School Hindustani Classical Vocal & Geet / Gazal Competition was organized by Mount Carmel School, Sector 47-B, Chandigarh in the School premises on 20-07-2019. The Classical Vocal Competition was conducted for students of classes VI to VIII and the Geet / Gazal Competition was conducted for students of classes IX & X. Students from 25 Schools of the Tricity and adjoining areas participated in this competition. The day’s programme started with a Welcome Speech by Rose Chugh,a student of Class XI of the School. After this the students of the participating Schools presented their items for the competition. Yaman, Shudh Sarang, Bhopali, Bhairav & Madhuvanti were some of the Ragas on which the participants sang. In the end the host School presented a song as a host presentation which was not part of the competition as per the policy of the School, followed by the felicitation of the Judges by the Principal of the School, Dr. Parveena John Singh.

Mr. S. D. Sharma, Former Chief Editor, The Tribune and formerVice Chairman, Sangeet Natak Academy, Chandigarh, Mr. Debanjan Halder, Performing Artist of All India Radio and Doordarshan and a renowned Music Director & Ms. Piyousha Mitra, Classical Vocalist & Vocal Teacher, were the Judges for this Competition. Prizes to the winning Schools were given by

Dr. Parveena John Singh, the Principal of the School. She congratulated the students for showing interest in Classical music and the Teachers for supporting them especially in this age when many youngsters are losing their interest in Classical music.

The programme concluded with a Vote of Thanks proposed by Nishtha Chhatwal, the Inter-School Activities Leader of the School followed by the National Anthem.

The results of this Competition are given as under:

HINDUSTANI CLASSICAL VOCAL:

1st Gurmannat Singh of St. Xaviers Senior Secondary School, Chandigarh.

2nd Preesha Kaur of Carmel Convent Senior Secondary School, Chandigarh.

3rd Kartik Thakur of Hallmark Public School, Panchkula.

Consolation: Avijit Singh of Ankur Public School, Chandigarh

GEET / GAZAL:

1st Elizabeth Alfred of Baptist School, Chandigarh.

2nd Himansh Baweja of Bhavan Vidyalaya, Chandigarh.

3rd Nitya Gautam of Saupins School, Chandigarh

Consolation: Hansika of Ajit Karam Singh International Public School, Chandigarh.