JAMMU, Nov 10: The final of event ‘Kashir Kalakaar Season-3’ was held here today where 20 children competed.
The event was judged by Kailash Mehra, Sunaina Koul and Dr Kuldeep Raina.
Guest performance by children from NCR-Himanshi Raina, Vansh Pandita and Vanshika Bhat enthralled the audience with their melodious voices.
The contestants in junior group of 5-9 and seniors from the age groups of 10-14 included Daksh Bhat, Anjali Pandita, Suhas Koul, Nirmit Raina, Chhavi Koul, Shriya Bhat, Lavanya Koul, Punya Koul, Abhay Dhar, Himanshu Pandita, Shireen Bhat, Shruti Raina, Argh Raina, Paviter Koul, Riya Raina, Bhoomi Kher and Krishna Bhat secured places in top 20.
1st prize was of Rs 3100, 2nd of Rs 2100 and 3rd of Rs 1100 were awarded in both junior and senior category along with mementos.
Many prominent social activists, artists, and journalists were awarded where Pt Prem Nath Shastri Memorial award was conferred upon Dr Susheel Wattal, Gaurav Samaan was conferred to Harmukh Gangbal Trust led by Vinod Pandit and Anil Bhat for organising 10th Gangbal Yatra in 2018, Pt Dina Nath Muju Memorial award was conferred upon Manoj Jad, Sharda Samaan was conferred upon Ravinder Pandita of Save Sharda Committee, Pt Jagan Nath Shivpuri Memorial award was conferred upon Dr Kuldeep Raina Swedeshi, Pt Kshemender Raina Memorial award was conferred upon Meenal Peer Actress of Bhoorang Foundation, Pt Moti Lal Saqi award was conferred upon Sunita Raina, Pt Sarwanand Koul Premi Memorial award was conferred upon Vinod Kumar. Many more Kashmiri Pandits who excelled in their fields were felicitated. Pt. Sham Koul Memorial Award was conferred upon M K Bangroo Veteran Journalist in print media and Rajesh Raina in electronic media.