Organized by Shree Baba Harvivallabh Sangeet and Research Academy to encourage the young to appreciate and perfect themselves in the field of Hindustani Classical Music, and to bring out the best amongst the competitors, an open competition in Hindustani Classical Music was started by Shree Baba Harivallabh Sangeet Mahasabha (Regd.) in the year 1979. Since then it is organized every year.
There are Four Categories for the competition namely:
There are Two Age Groups namely:
In addition to first, second and third prizes, the winners from the Senior Age Group (Varishth Yuva Varg) will be initiated as ‘Performing Artists’ during the Shree Baba Harivallabh Sangeet Sammelan next year.
Annual Music Competition 2016 – A Note for the Participants
The Music Competition 2016 will be held on December 19, 20, 21 and 22, 2016. The Competition will start at 10.00 A.M. on all the days and will continue till late in the evening.
The Schedule of Music Competitions 2016 is as follows:
Special Recognition will be given to Dhrupad Gayan
All accompanying instruments – Harmonium, Sarangi, Violin, Swar Mandal etc. will be given same weightage and will be taken at par for the purpose of counting the merit.
Age Category on 1st Day of Competition
Junior (Yuva Varg) 10+ to 16 Years
Senior (Varisht Yuva Varg) 16+ to 25 Years
The participants shall seek entry to the competition by submitting an application in the prescribed format, available from the office of General Secretary of the Mahasabha at the under-noted address and also at the Site Office of the Mahasabha at Devi Talab Mandir (only on the day prior to the commencement of the music competition). The participant can also download the application ( Click to download ). The application sent by post/courier will be accepted at the following address:
Mrs Purnima Beri, General Secretary, Shree Baba Harivallabh Sangeet Mahasabha (Regd).
Care – Leader Valves Limited, Industrial Area, Jalandhar City – 144004, Punjab
Last Date for Submission of Application Form:
The last date of receipt of Application (along with Entry fee of Rs.200/- for Junior Category and Rs. 300/- for Senior Category, Proof of age & two recent passport size Photographs – one affixed on the application form and the other enclosed with it) sent by post/courier will be Two ( 2 ) days prior to the commencement date for the competition.
The Applications will also be accepted at the ‘Harivallabh Site office’ at Devi Talab Mandir, Jalandhar, One ( 1 ) day prior to the commencement date for the competition, from 10 A.M to 5 P.M.
Entries to the competition will close at 5.00 P.M. ONE day prior to the commencement date for the competition and final list of competitors drawn immediately thereafter.
Entry fee for the competition is 200/- for Junior Category and Rs. 300/- for Senior Category.
The competitors who send their application by post/courier should send their entry fee through a bank draft drawn in favour of Shree Baba Harivallabh Sangeet Mahasabha, payable at Jalandhar, Punjab.
Those submitting their application forms by hand at the Harivallabh Site Office at Devi Talab, Jalandhar, can pay the Entry Fee in the form of a bank draft drawn in favour of Shree Baba Harivallabh Sangeet Mahasabha payable at Jalandhar or in Cash at the site office and obtain a receipt for the same.
Competitors who wish to submit their applications after the deadline may be allowed to present their applications beyond 5.00 P.M. (ONE day prior to the commencement date for the competition) with a late fee of Rs.100/- per day.
Supplementary lists of such contestants will be prepared and appended to the main lists.
However No late entry will be entertained for a particular category/age group after the judgment in that particular category/age group has been completed.
No Entry Fee/ Late Fee will be charged from the competitors who are staying in an orphanage/destitute home, provided they produce a written certification for the same from the head of that institution.
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