CM, DGP skip event
SRINAGAR: The Finale of the musical talent hunt “Choona Hai Aasmaan” was kept low key on Saturday in view of the killings in Pulwama encounter.
The Chief Minister Ms. Mehbooba Mufti, Director General of Police Dr. S.P. Vaid did not attend the function, a statement issued by police said.
Chairperson Police Wives Welfare Association (PWWA) Mrs. Bharti Vaid said that it was a very sad day “as our colleagues have given supreme sacrifice of their lives in Pulwama”.
She said the event was held, as the participants had come from different part of the State, and asked the audience to observe two minutes silence to pray for the departed souls.
Celebrity singer Sukhwinder Singh, who was the special guest, said that there was lot of talent in the State which needs to be nursed and provided platforms like this.
The competition was held in four categories with four contestants in each category. In senior male category Firdous Ahmad of Budgam bagged the first position, Surinder of Samba bagged the second prizes. Nazir Ahmad Sheikh of Sopore and Raman Slathia of Samba were given certificates of participation and cash prizes. In senior female category Masrat Aziz of Pulwama bagged first position, Urmila Devi of Doda bagged second position, Sushmita of Jammu, Tasleema Majeed of Shopian were given certificates of participation and cash prizes. In junior male category Karan Kumar of Samba bagged first prizes, Iqbal Gulzar of Srinagar bagged second prizes, Zaid Rashid of Budgam and Shoib Kandoo of Kishtwar were given certificates of participation and cash prizes and in junior female category Varsha Jamwal of Jammu bagged first prizes, Aarshi Kalas of Udhampur bagged second prize, Kainaat Manazir of Budgam, Ruqaya Maqbool of Bandipora were given certificates of participation and cash prizes.
The judges for the competition were the famous singers and musicians Mrs. Kailash Mehra, Waheed Jeelani, Qaiser Nizami and Shazia Bashir.
Sukhwinder Singh, Tanya Gupta, Shazia Bashir and Shriya Bandral sang few songs on the request of the audience.