JAMMU, Nov 30: J&K Team represented by Sainik School Nagrota bagged third position with Cash Prize of Rs. 5000 in North Zone School Band Competition held at Shimla on 29.11.2019. The programme was organized by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India through its Flagship programme- Samagra Shiksha and Himachal Pradesh was the coordinating State for the competition.
Five states/UTs- Punjab, Haryana, J&K, Chandigarh and Himachal Pradesh participated in the competition wherein all the teams strived for better performance in a tough competition. Sainik School Nagrota being the winners of UT of the School Band Competition at UT level represented J&K at Shimla. First Prize was bagged by Sainik School Kapurthala, Punjab and second was clinched by Holy Public School, Faridabad Haryana.
Chief Minister-Sh. Jai Ram Thakur, Education Minister- Suresh Bardhwaj of Himachal Pradesh, Mr. K. Girja Shankar, Senior Consultant MHRD, GoI were also present during the event. Chief Minister appreciated the talented teams of young children who performed astonishingly and mesmerized the audience with their tunes. He personally met each team and interacted with them after the end of competition.
Sarita Chauhan, Commissioner/Secretary School Education also congratulated the team of J&K and appreciated the efforts of Samagra Shiksha who provided every possible support to the band. She stressed that such competitions bring out the best out of students which ultimately hones their talents and skills. She further shared that School Education is in the process of establishing quality district level band for school children.
Dr. Arun Manhas, State Project Director Samagra Shiksha also congratulated the team and their mentors. He lauded the efforts made by team of Sainik School Nagrota and team of Samagra Shiksha for efforts which resulted in success. He also thanked Commissioner Secretary School Education, Sarita Chauhan for providing guidance, support and mentorship during the entire process of school level Band Competition.