Srinagar : The Department of Music, Government Degree College (GDC) for Women, Nawakadal in collaboration with the Cultural Activities Committee on Saturday organized an Inter-College Qawali Competition.
The event was presided over by Deputy Director Information (PR) Kashmir, Bilal Mukhtar who was also chief guest on the occasion and renowned singer, Mehmeet Syed was guest of honour.
Among others, Principal of the college, Prof. (Dr) Neelofar Bhat; and faculty members were present on the occasion, besides the students also participated in the event.
At the outset, Principal GDC Nawakadal felicitated chief guest and guest of honour with mementos and flower bouquets.
The programme started with College Tarana sung by a group of students while the entire programme was hosted by Prof. Mehvish Syed.
Renowned Singer & Composer Raja Bilal; Assistant Professor, GDC Eidgah, Dr Shah Faisal and Vocalist Muneer Ahmad Mir were the Judges on the occasion and were also felicitated by chief guest and Principal GDC Nawakadal.
The students of Islamia College of Science and Commerce, Government Degree College Pampore, Government Degree College Nawakadal, Government Degree College Sumbal, Government Degree College Baramulla presented their performances and mesmerized the audience with their qawalies and aroused spiritual feelings.
Meanwhile, Raja Bilal, Mehmet Syed and Muneer Ahmad Mir also enthralled the audience by melodious ghazals and songs.
The soulful performances were pearled with Kashmiri songs and Rouf.
In the competition, GDC Nawakadal won first position while Islamia College secured second position and GDC Sumbal got third position. They were awarded trophies and appreciation certificates.
Earlier, Dr Asmat Ara presented a welcome address in which she welcomed guests, participants, faculty members and students, while at the conclusion of the programme Dr Sabina Ahad presented Vote of thanks.
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