Choona Hai Aasman Grand Finale tomorrow

Excelsior  Sports Correspondent
SRINAGAR, June 13: The the Grand Finale of District level, Range level as well as the zone level Competition of “Choona Hai Aasman” Season-III will be held at Sher-i-Kashmir International Convention Centre SKICC, Srinagar on June15, 2013. Noted singers Annu Malik, Sadhna Sargam and Ashok Thakeraia are arriving here to grace the grand event.
This was informed by SP Vaid, ADGP Headquarters while addressing media persons, here today.  Israr Khan, SSP Samba was present on the occasion.
He said Choona Hai Aasman singing competition is a flagship of Jammu and Kashmir Police endeavour which gives platform and proper direction to the talent of underprivileged children of the State, adding that the programme was conceived in 2010 and a talent hunt was started to identify the budding artists in all districts of the State.
The ADGP further said that the show that traverses to the entire length and breadth of the State, starts at each district where more than three to four thousand artists simultaneously perform in all the 25 districts of State under the supervision of District Superintendent’s of Police.
“More than one lakh aspirants compete for the top slot in Male and Female category of singing. The winners of each district are then called at the Range Level i.e combination of three districts and compete under the supervision of Range Deputy Inspector General of Police”, the ADGP added.
Mr Vaid said that those selected in the Ranges then compete at the Zone level for the best three slots in junior and senior categories and then progress to the finals i.e Jammu Zone versus Kashmir Zone to determine the winners and thereby showcase the best talent of singing in the State.
“The endeavour has been bringing good results and the winners of our state level competitions have competed at the National Level in the famous reality shows on satellite channels also. Sonali Dogra participated in “Voice of Punjab” of PTC Punjabi Channel and stood overall 2nd Sumit Kumar, a finalist of “Choona Hai Aasman” season-1 was among the 16th finalists of Zee TV’s “Sa Re Ga Ma Pa- 2012” , while Sumit Kumar alongwith Mudassar, also reached finals of the singing competition “Bharat Ki Shan” on DD National,” informed the ADGP.
He said Nikhil Kumar and Priyanka, the winners of (2010-11) and (2011-12) “Choona Hai Aasman” contest in senior category of vocal reached the last 36 stage of Sony TV’s reality show “Indian Idol”.


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