Special contest for promoting local art, artistes

Monday, 05 July 2021 | PNS | Dehradun

Dr KP Joshi teams up with department of Industries for the initiative

In a novel initiative the Char Dham Hospital here has partnered with the department of Industries to promote traditional musical instruments, arts and their practitioners. Noted physician Dr K P Joshi of Char Dham hospital told media persons here on Sunday that a competition to find hidden talent in the fields of traditional musical instruments such as Dhol, Damau, Ransingha and other arts would be soon organised. He said that a completion would be organised in all the 13 districts of the state at the district industries office. “We will select five artists and performers from every district and hold a state level competition in Dehradun. Five contestants would be picked directly from wild card entries in the final. A special panel consisting of prominent artists and other personalities would judge the 70 contestants and select the top ten,’’ he said.

Dr Joshi added that Rs 51,000, Rs 31,000 and Rs 21,000 would be paid to contestants securing first, second and third place respectively in the contest. He said that the top ten contestants would also be provided a job with the help of the department of industries.  Appreciating the initiative, the Industries director Sudhir Chandra Nautiyal said that the department would also try to associate the contestants with different schemes of the government. It would help in augmenting the income of the artist, he added.

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