JAMMU, Oct 17: A prize distribution function was organized to mark the culmination of the colourful Navratra Festival at Lakshmi Narayan Temple, Gandhi Nagar, wherein the winners of various competitions were honoured with cash awards, certificates and mementoes.
In all 15 schools participated in the different competitions on religious subjects during the Festival.
President, Lakshmi Narayan Temple Management Trust, Gulchain Singh presided over the function. The owners of Shri Vardhwan Jewelers, Ramesh Jain and Gajan Jain who instituted cash awards for these contests were the special guests. Secretary of the Trust SC Rekhi was also present. One of the Trustees and former member J&K Public Service Commission KB Jandial also contributed cash award for one contest.
The first prize was of Rs 2000, while the second prize of Rs 1500 and third prize was of Rs 1000. Consolation prize was of Rs 500. Besides, certificates and mementoes were also given to the winners.
In the competition of “Maa Durga Ke Nauh Darshan”, Dogra Higher Secondary School Shastri Nagar bagged the first prize while the second prize went to Rich Harvest Shastri Nagar and third prize to Rich Harvest School Bari Brahmana. Consolation prize was given to SD Tara Puri School, Gandhi Nagar.
In Rangoli contest, the first prize went to Government Girls High School Gandhi Nagar, while Shastri Shiksha Kendra got the second prize and SD Tara Puri School Gandhi Nagar secured third prize. A third class student, Kavya Gupta of Convent School was awarded consolation prize.
Humanity Public School, Bari Brahmana bagged first prize in Bhajan competition category while second and third prizes went to Rich Harvest School, Bari Brahmana, and Dogra Higher Secondary School Shastri Nagar. Consolation prize was given to Dogra College of Education.
In category of Garba dance contest, the first prize was bagged by SD Tara Puri School Gandhi Nagar, while Government Girls High School Gandhi Nagar got the second prize. Dogra College of Education students were given special prize.
In another contest scenes from Ramayana, Rich Harvest School, Bari Brahmana got first prize and Dogra Higher Secondary School Shastri Nagar bagged second prize.
Charak lauded the performances of a team of five Comparers Shallu Sharma, Harpreet Kour, Balbir Kour, Sheetal Basotra and Ujala Chauhan. Mementoes were given to them in recognition of their outstanding comparing during the Festival.