Sangeet Pratiyogita (Music Competition)
- Organized by Shree Baba Harvivallabh Sangeet and Research Academy
To encourage the young to appreciate and perfect themselves in the field of
Hindustani Classical Music, and to bring out the best amongst the competitors,
an open competition in Hindustani Classical Music was started by Shree Baba
Harivallabh Sangeet Mahasabha (Regd.) in the year 1979. Since then it is
organized every year. General Rules for the Music Competition:
There are Four Categories for the competition namely:
Vocal – Shastriya Sangeet – Gaayan
Vocal – Gaayan – Thumri, Dadra, Tappa
Instrumental (Non-Percussion – Swar Vadya)
Instrumental (Percussion – Taal Vadya)
There are Two Age Groups namely:
Juniors (Yuva Varg) (From 10+ to 16 years)
Seniors (VarishthYuva Varg (From 16+ to 25 years)
There are Three Prizes in each category
To & fro Second class train fare will be given to
the First position Winners (Male). In case of female winners, to & fro second
class train will also be given for one escort (in case, accompanying the
In addition, the winners from the Senior Age Group (Varishth Yuva Varg) will be
initiated as ‘Performing Artists’ during the Shree Baba Harivallabh Sangeet
Sammelan next year.
Music Competition 2014 – A Note for the Participants
Competition 2014 will be held on December 23, 24, and 25, 2014. The
start at 10.00 A.M. on all the days and will continue till late in the
The Schedule of
Music Competitions 2014 is as follows:
December 23, 2014
–Junior Age Group
– Categories - Vocal, Non – Percussion, Percussion.
December 24, 2014
– Senior Age Group
– Categories Vocal, Thumri / Dadra / Tappa, Non
Senior Age Group
– Non - Percussion, Percussion.
Halls & Dormitories is available on request (on first come first served
basis) at Shri Devi Talab Mandir and Shri Kali Mata Mandir in Devi Talab
Complex. Arrangements have been made to provide Beddings on Hire @ Rs.50/-
Please send your requests on
phone to Shri Mahesh Dixit, Chairman Accommodation Committee at
098156-27634 or in writting to Sh. S. S. Ajimal C/o. Leader Valves Ltd;
Industrial Area, Jalandhar 144004, Phone : 0181 – 2490666, 2490777, 2490888
Attention – Participants:
Special Recognition will be given to Dhrupad Gayan
All accompanying instruments – Harmonium, Sarangi, Violin, Swar Mandal etc. will
be given same weightage and will be taken at par for the purpose of counting the
Junior age group (Yuva
Varg) – 6 to 8 minutes.
Senior age group (Varishth Yuva Varg) – minutes.
This time duration includes the time taken by the competitor for the tuning of
A warning bell will be sounded to indicate that only 2 minutes are remaining
and the competitor should wind up the performance within the next 2 minutes.
The Final bell will be sounded at end of allotted time to tell the competitor
to stop the performance.
Negative marks will be
given if the competitor fails to complete performance by the final bell.
All the contestants shall
receive "Certificate of Participation" from Shree Baba Harivallabh
The winners securing First,
Second and Third position shall be awarded Cash prize, Medal / Memento and
The winners from the Senior age group (Varishth
Yuva Varg) shall be initiated as ‘Performing Artists’ during the next year’s
‘Shree Baba Harivallabh Sangeet Sammelan’ and shall be given an opportunity to
perform during at the ‘Sangeet Sammelan’.
The committee may reduce
the number of prizes in a particular category/age group if the number of
contestants falls short of Six ( 6 ) in that particular category/age group.
The judges may, in
exceptional cases, in consultation with the Music Competition Committee, award
Special prize to a competitor whose performance merits special consideration.
A maximum of Two ( 2 )
Accompanists will be allowed to accompany the competitor. However, a competitor
in Vocal category, in addition to the two accompanists, will be allowed to play
Tanpura or Swarmandal himself/herself.
Accompanist (on Tabla,
Harmonium, Tanpura) can be provided on a request made at the time of submitting
The participants shall seek
entry to the competition by submitting an application in the prescribed format,
available from the office of General Secretary of the Mahasabha at the under-noted address and also at the Site Office of the Mahasabha at Devi Talab Mandir
(only on the day prior to the commencement of the music competition). The
participant can also download the application ( Click to download ). The application sent by
post/courier will be accepted at the following address:
Mrs Purnima Beri,
General Secretary, Shree Baba Harivallabh Sangeet Mahasabha (Regd).
Care - Leader Valves Limited, Industrial Area, JalandharCity - 144004, Punjab
The last date of receipt of Application (along
with Entry fee of Rs.150/- for Junior Category and Rs. 200/- for Senior
Category, Proof of age & two recent passport size Photographs – one affixed on
the application form and the other enclosed with it) sent by post/courier will
be Two ( 2 ) days prior to the commencement date for the competition.
The Applications will also
be accepted at the ‘Harivallabh Site office’ at Devi Talab Mandir, Jalandhar,
One ( 1 ) day prior to the commencement date for the competition, from to
Entries to the competition
will close at ONE day prior to the commencement date for the
competition and final list of competitors drawn immediately thereafter.
Competitors who wish to
submit their applications after the deadline may be allowed to present their
applications beyond (ONE day prior to the commencement
date for the competition) with a late fee of Rs.100/- per day.
Supplementary lists of such
contestants will be prepared and appended to the main lists.
However No late entry will
be entertained for a particular category/age group after the judgment in that
particular category/age group has been completed.
Entry fee for the competition is 150/-
for Junior Category and Rs. 200/- for Senior Category.
The competitors who send
their application by post/courier should send their entry fee through a bank
draft drawn in favour of Shree Baba Harivallabh Sangeet Mahasabha, payable at
Those submitting their
application forms by hand at the Harivallabh Site Office at Devi Talab,
Jalandhar, can pay the Entry Fee in the form of a bank draft drawn in favour of
Shree Baba Harivallabh Sangeet Mahasabha payable at Jalandhar or in Cash at the
site office and obtain a receipt for the same.
No Entry Fee/ Late Fee will
be charged from the competitors who are staying in an orphanage/destitute home,
provided they produce a written certification for the same from the head of
The participants shall
attach documentary proof of his/her age with the application. Legible photocopy
of a document will be accepted. However, in case of dispute the contestant
should be able to produce the original document.
List of competitors whose
application forms are received within the deadlines will be prepared and
displayed in the office of the Mahasabha at a day prior to the commencement of
the competition. Supplementary Lists of those who submit their applications
with late fee will be displayed from time to time and shall be appended with
the main list.
Every competitor is
required to be present in the competition hall when his/her name is announced
for presenting item. In case the competitor fails to reach the stage even after
three calls, he/she will stand disqualified from the competition.
The participants will
observe strict discipline and any of them found indulging in indiscipline of
any nature (such as approaching the committee or judges, disrespect towards
committee members, judges, use of foul/derogatory language etc.) are liable for
disqualification from the competition.
Competitors who were declared as
First Prize winners in a particular category & a particular age group,
during the earlier held “Harivallabh Sangeet Pratiyogita” also referred to as
‘Music Competition’ will not be allowed to compete in the same category &
age group again.