News18 organises musical talent hunt competition
Srinagar: A musical talent hunt competition for the Kashmir Valley was organized by News18 Urdu at Tagore Hall, Srinagar.
The musical event titled ‘Kashmir Ke Sitare’ was initiated from 08 August, 2020 under the aegis of Kashmir Glowkar Society in joint collaboration with News 18 Urdu TV Channel.
“There is no dearth of talent in Kashmir. Our youngsters have excelled in every field. In music and art also many youngsters are doing very we in Mumbai and other parts of India. This talent hunt show provided a platform to all such youth so that their talent can be recognised properly and other youngsters will also be encouraged to come forward and showcase their talent to entire music world,” said Group Editor, News18 Urdu Rajesh Raina.
To participate in the ‘Musical Talent Hunt’ show the aspirants had to record their videos on mobile, and WhatsApp them to News 18 Urdu. The talent hunt competition was organized in the categories’ of Kashmiri Folk, Sufiyana, Light Classical and RAP. Only Kashmiri folk or original compositions were accepted in the approximate two months long promotion. Over 130 auditions were received from all over the valley, even from the remotest areas.
Once all the audition were received they were screened and the best 20 performances were shortlisted for a live competition. The final competition was held in Tagore Hall on 19 Oct 2020. Their performances were judged by eminent artists like Gulzat Ah Ganie, Waheed Jeelani and Showkat Yaqoob. The fiercely contested competition gave one overall winner and four runners up.
Junaid Mir was adjudged as the winner of Rs 51,000.