140 participate in online global bhangra contest

140 participate in online global bhangra contest

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, May 14

The Division of Student Affairs, CT Group of Institutions, organised an online worldwide bhangra competition season two in which more than 140 participants under three age categories, six-12 years, 12-18 years and 18 years and above participated.

The contestants from India, Italy, UAE, New Zealand, Canada and Australia sent their bhangra videos which were later uploaded on social media platforms. The judges namely Amrit Dhillon, member of International Dance Council, France (UNESCO), Jashanjit Singh, actor and postgraduate in Punjabi folk dance from Punjabi University Patiala, Neeti Verma (Canada) winner of zonal and inter-zonal youth festival of GNDU and IKG-PTU and Ravideep Kundan (Italy), ex-captain DAV College Jalandhar, had a tough time in adjudging the contestants.

Out of the total participants, 55 were shortlisted on the basis of number of maximum likes and judges’ decision. Out of these, the top-3 winners under age category six-12 years were Manavjot Singh, who stood first, Inderjeet Singh and Varishabh stood second and Harjai Singh, Manmeet Kaur and Angadveer Singh were third, whereas, under age category of 12-18 years, Sehajpreet Singh was first, Jasmine and Meybal Verma came second and Yuveesh Thapar and Aditya Nahar stood third and under 18 years and above category, Varun Bhutte won, Mohit Bhutte and Shubhneet Singh was second and Gurpreet Kaur and Milky third.

The event was supported by Soul Shakerz Academy, Jalandhar. CT Group managing director Manbir Singh congratulated the winners and appreciated the efforts of department’s Davinder Singh in organising the worldwide competition for the second time. He also thanked participants from outside India who participated and showed their love for traditional Punjabi dance.

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