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KOSHUR SPEAKING CONTEST FOR DISPLACED CHILDREN LAUNCHED IN JAMMU
Jammu (India), Nov 02, 2016
Taking inspiration from the success of Koshur Speaking Contest established by JKVM Delhi & Sh.A. N. Koul Sahib initiative, Brahman Mahamandal, Ganpatyar, Camp Jammu also organized such a contest for Young Displaced Children on 16th October, 2016 in K. L. Saigal Hall at Jammu. The Contest was dedicated to Late Shiv Ji Zroo, a learned Pandit of Sanskrit & Sharda, Numerologist and a dedicated worker of Vasanta High School, Kralkhud, Habbakadal, who gave his humble contribution for the empowerment of Women through Education.
The contest was held in three age groups viz. 4+ to 7 years, 7+ to 11 years & 11+ to 15 years. Cash Prizes of Rs.1500/- for 1st , Rs.1000/- for 2nd and Rs.700/- for 3rd Place were given for each category. One fourth category worth Rs.3000/- Cash prize for “A whole family Koshur Speaking Contest” was also declared wherein Grand Parents to Grand Children from a family could participate.
The contest did create a wave of consciousness for the Mothertongue right from Jagti Camp to Muthi, all over Jammu among Young Parents as well as Children. Prior to the final contest, Koshur Speaking and Learning Workshops were held twice at Jagti Camp, thrice at Buta Nagar Camp and thrice at Sanjivani Sharda Kendra, Bohri wherein a total of about 157 children including young girls were exposed to various aspects of Spoken Koshur by Koshur Teaching Volunteers which included Dr. Ramesh Bhat & Mrs. Anjali Koul Adaa. Finally around 43 children were screened and 32 children actually participated in the contest.
The Judging Team for the contest comprised of eminent poets , writers, actors and respected as well as established personalities viz. Sh. Prem Nath “Shad”, Smt. Santosh Shah “Nadaan”. Sh. Rajinder Tikoo (ETV); Dr. Ramesh Bhat; & Sh. Makhan Lal Saraf, who delivered a Key Note Address of high quality with deep appeal in his melodious voice and grand style.
Cash Prize winners :-
4+ to 7 years:
7+ to 11 years :-
11+ to 15 years:-
On this occasion, Shri Bharat Bushant Bhat, President Zeishtha Devi Kashmir announced to sponsor the 2017 Contest which was highly appreciated by the Community; while Sh. Krishen Ji Langoo, eminent Music Composer was honoured for his valuable contribution to Koshur language & Music.