Today was the first quarter final of Shirin-Saaz Te Awaaz in which 10 schools from districts Bandipora, Budgam and Anantnag participated. The performances were exquisite and the audiences were spell bound.Every performance was worth watching and students showcased their hardwork and talent in a brilliant manner. As we are reaching close to the semi finals, the competition is getting tough and students are leaving no stone unturned to give their best. The judges for today were Prof. Muzaffar Ahmad Bhat who is the famous Singer of the valley and Mr. Mohamad Khalil alias Mastaan who performed the Qawali on stage. Prof. Muzaffar Ahmad Bhat in his address to the audience he said that the initiative should have been taken by the govt but credit goes to DPS Athwajan, which took the initiative to promote Kashmiri music in the valley.
Competition here was very intense and we had to judge the performances minutely. He explained eloborated every team, its good qualities as well as their flaws, which made the teams understand their performances and music very well.
In todays event we had 50 principals as guests, two from each distrct of J&K State who attended Shirin – Saaz Te Awaaz and thoroughly enjoyed the event.
Qualifying teams for Semi Finals are:
- Shadipora School
- DPS Budgam
- AGM’s City School
- Monarch Schools, Handwara
Special Performances of the day were from Sabiya Nazir, Shazia Mir, Rashid Rasool and Arshad Ali.