Devotional song competition enters Day-6

A winner of Devotional song competition being awarded by dignitarries at Katra on Sunday.
A winner of Devotional song competition being awarded by dignitarries at Katra on Sunday.

*Johny, Ananya mesmerise audience
Excelsior Correspondent
KATRA, Oct 2: Devotional song competition, organised by SMVD Shrine Board, Department of J&K Tourism, PTC Punjabi Gold and Patanjali Dantkanti entered Day-6 wherein singer Johny Sufi and Ananya enthralled the audience with their devotional songs, here today.
The event started with lighting of a traditional lamp by Bhawani Rakwal, Regional Director Land Survey of Jammu as chief guest on the occasion in presence of Babila Rakwal DC Reasi, Angrez Singh Sub Divisional Magistrate Katra, special invitee and renowned singer Johny Sufi, Rakesh Wazir chairman of the organising committee, former winner of the competition, Ananya Sharma and Swami Yoganand ji Maharaj.
In this last preliminary round of competition, Narinder Singh Jammu was adjudged with 1st position, while Ritika Kakkar from Jammu stood 2nd and 3rd position was shared jointly by Sunny Salim from Kathua and Nitin Mahi from Jammu among the 11 auditioned participants and were provided with the cash prizes of Rs 10000, 5000 and 3000 respectively.
Johny Sufi who has got many film songs and albums to his credit enthralled the audience with his melodious voice and people were seen dancing and singing on his songs and likewise the sweet and melodious guest items of former winner of the competition Ananya Sharma too mesmerized the audience.
The competition was judged by the panels of experts in music including singer Johny Sufi, Dr Surinder Kumar Sharma HoD Govt. Degree College Sunni Shimla and Dr CL Verma, Ex Chairman Post Graduate University of Himachal Pradesh.
The proceedings of the competition were conducted by Rakesh Wazir, chairman of the competition. The competition is co-sponsored by Monalisa Fashion and Wedding Stores, Lia Agarbatti, J&K Bank, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Super Speciality Hospital, Nideesh Builders Pvt. Ltd. Jammu, Yog Ashram Trust with active support of District Administration, while 92.7 Big FM is Radio Partner.