Ms. PURNIMA BERI
Mr. DEEPAK BALI
Harivallabh Sangeet Pratiyogita (Music Competition)
- 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.), Jalandhar - Punjab in the year 1979. Since then it is organized every year.
GENERAL RULES FOR ANNUAL MUSIC COMPETITION: The Annual Music Competition will be held prior to the Annual Sangeet Sammelan every year. The competition will start at 10:00 AM on all the days.
There are Five 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
Instrumental (Percussion – Taal Vadya) – Pakhawaj Vadan – For Senior Age Group only.
Attention – Participants:
There will be an Audition prior to the Music Competition.
The special recognition will be given to Dhrupad Gayan.
There are Two Age Groups namely:
Juniors (Yuva Varg) (From 10+ to 16 years)
Seniors (Varishth Yuva 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 next year's Shree Baba Harivallabh Sangeet
Accommodation: Accomodation in Halls/Dormitories is available on request (on first come-first served basis) at Shree Devi Talab Mandir & Shree Kali Mata Mandir in Devi Talab Complex.The arrangements have been made to provide Beddings in Halls/Dormitories for which hire chargeable will be payable on actual basis.
There will be an AUDITION compulsory for all the competitors one day prior to the music competition. A panel of Judges will conduct the audition. The time allowed for audition will be upto 5 minutes (depending upon the Judges). The decision of the Judges will be FINAL and no objection whatsoever will be entertained. Only qualifying participants will be allowed to participate in the music competition.The certificates of participation will be given to the qualifying participants only.
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.
All accompanying instruments like Harmonium, Sarangi, Violin, Swarmandal etc. will be given the same weightage and will be taken at par for the purpose of counting the merit.
Accompanist (on Tabla,
Harmonium, Tanpura) can be provided on a request made at the time of submitting
All the contestants who will qualify the AUDITION shall receive the "Certificate of Participation" after their participation in the music competition. The Winners securing First, Second & Third positions shall be awarded Cash Prize, Medal/Momento and Merit Certificates.
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 Winners from the Senior Age Group (Varishth Yuva Varg) securing First positions 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 the ‘Sangeet Sammelan’.
The participants shall seek entry to the audition/competition by submitting an application on a prescribed format. A sample format of the application form is appended herewith and can also be downloaded from our Website:"http://www.harballabh.org/. The applications complete in all respects (alongwith entry fee, proof of age & two recent passport size photographs) sent by post/courier will be accepted (TWO days prior to the audition) 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 of the audition.
The Applications will also
be accepted at the ‘Harivallabh Site office’ at Devi Talab, Jalandhar,
One ( 1 ) day prior to the commencement date of the audition, from to
The entries to the competition
will close at ONE day prior to the commencement date of the audition.
Entry Fee is Rs.200/- for Junior Category and Rs.300/- for Senior Category.
The competitors who send
their applications 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 or in Cash and obtain a receipt for the same.
The participants shall attach documentary proof of his/her age with the application. Legible self attested photocopy of a document will be accepted. However, in case of dispute, the contestant should be able to produce the original document.
The lists of competitors whose application forms are received within the deadline will be prepared and displayed thereafter in the Site Office of the Mahasabha by 5.00 P.M. (a day prior to the commencement of the Audition).
Draw of lots will take
place at a day prior to the commencement of the audition to determine the order of participation in each category & age group. A list of order of participation will be displayed at the venue of the audition immediately thereafter.
There shall be a panel of three Judges (at all levels of Competition) for the conducting of the music competition whose judgment will be final. Each Judge will hand over the judgment sheet at the completion of performance by a competitor for Tabulation by the Music Competition Committee.
The decision of the judges will be FINAL, and no
objection whatsoever will be entertained.
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 a particular category starts and when his/her name is announced for performance. In case the competitor fails to reach the stage even after three calls, HE/SHE WILL STAND DISQUALIFIED FROM THE COMPETITION.
The participants will have to 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.) is liable for disqualification from the competition.
The result of the competition will be declared immediately after the competition of a particular category is over. Awards will be presented to the Winners of First, Second and Third positions (Special Prize, if any) on the same day after the competition. “Certificates of Participation” will be given to the qualifying participants.
The Competitors who were declared as First Prize Winners in a particular category and 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.