Harivallabh 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 – Khayal Gayan Or Dhrupad Gayan
Vocal – Thumri, Dadra, Tappa Gayan - For Senior Age Group Only
Instrumental (Non-Percussion – Swar Vadya)
Instrumental (Percussion – Taal Vadya) - Tabla Vadan Or Pakhawaj Vadan
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
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 2017 – A Note for the Participants
Competition 2016 will be held on December 18, 19, 20 and 21, 2017.Last date for receipt of entries is December 17, 2017 up to 5.00 p.m The
start at 10.00 A.M. on all the days and will continue till late in the
The Schedule of
Music Competitions 2017 is as follows:
December 18, 2017
–Junior Age Group
– Categories - Vocal and Percussion (Tabla/Pakhawaj)..
December 19, 2017
– Junior Age Group
Non - Percussion.
Senior Age Group
– Khayal & Dhrupad Categories.
Senior Age Group
Thumri/Dadra/Tappa & Percussion Category (Tabla & Pakhawaj).
Senior Age Group
Percussion Category (Tabla & Pakhawaj) (remaining participants) & Non-Percussion Category.
For more information, please contact Shri Sangat Ram, Convener, Music Competition at 09417093925
Accommodation Accommodation in Rooms,
Halls & Dormitories is available for the competitors at Shri Devi Talab Mandir and Shri Kali Mata Mandir in Devi Talab Complex. on request (on first come first served basis). Nominal Room rent is charged by these institutions. (payable in advance).
Please send your requests in writing to Shri. S. S. Ajimal C/o Leader Valves Ltd; Industrial Area, Jalandhar 144004, Phone: 0181 – 2490666, 2490777, 2490888.
You may also contact Shri Mahesh Dixit, Chairman Accommodation Committee on phone at 09815627634 for last minute requests and conformations.
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
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.Use of electronic Tanpura is allowed.
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:
The last date of receipt of Application (along
with Entry fee of Rs.200/- for Junior Category and Rs. 300/- 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 200/-
for Junior Category and Rs. 300/- 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 thereafter at the site office of the Mahasabha at Devi Talab (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.
The competitors are required to report at the Announcement Table about their presence 15 minutes before their expected time of performance.
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.