CT Group organises worldwide bhangra online competition
More than 170 participants participated from India, UAE, Canada, Australia and Italy
Jalandhar: Following ahead the singing competition, Department of Cultural Affairs, CT Group of Institutions organised an online Bhangra competition titled “Worldwide Bhangra in d Lockdown” in which more than 170 participants under 3 age categories, 6-12 years, 12-18 years and 18 years and above participated.
The contestants from India, Italy, UAE, Canada and Australia sent their Bhangra videos which were later uploaded on social media platform. The judges namely Gurkaran Singh Gill from Australia who is a member of Surtal Sabhyacharak Sath; Baldeep Singh from Canada who is a Director of Folklore Bhangra Academy in Montreal; Sukhjinder Singh from England who is the Director of Vasda Punjab Academy and Neetiraj S Shergill from India who is a Lok Rattan Awardee had a tough time in adjudging the contestants.
Out of the total participants, 64 were shortlisted on the basis of number of maximum likes and judges decision. Out of these, the top three winners under age category 6-12 years remained Kulraj Sharma stood first, Harjai Singh and Pavitar Singh stood second and Prabhnoor and Mansimar from Dubai stood third, whereas, under age category of 12-18 years, Jasmine stood first, Ishita Wadhwa and Rajveer from Dubai stood second and Pahulpreet and Sukh Thukral from Canada stood third and under 18 years and above category,Sagar stood first, Milky from Italy and Rohit stood second and Parvinder Singh and Gurpreet stood third. The first winner of category 6-12 years won the cash prize of Rs. 1100, Rs. 2100 for the first winner under 12-18 years and Rs. 31,00 for the first winner under age category 18 years and above along with e-certificates.
The event was supported by Soul Shakerz Academy, Jalandhar and Bhangra Crew, Dubai.
CT Group Managing Director Manbir Singh congratulated the winners and appreciated the efforts of department’s Davinder Singh on organising this worldwide competition. He also thanked participants from outside India who participated and showed their love for traditional Punjabi dance.