45th All India National Group Song Competition (NGSC)

The 45th All India National Group Song Competition NGSC-2019 was held at Rajkot on 22nd December, 2019. Aptly named as “SUR VANDANA” and hosted by Barat Vikas Parishad, Saurashtra – Kutch Prant, the event was a grand success with active participation.

From the Nine winning teams from the nine Regions of Barat Vikas Parishad, eight winning teams participated enthusiastically by rendering patriotic songs in Hindi, Sanskrit and Folk songs wearing colourful and traditional attire. Apart from the participating teams that included students, instrumentalists, teachers & few parents, a large number of Barat Vikas Parishad’s Office Bearers from Central Office and all the Regions (including the National and Regional Secretaries of Host Region) were present for the event. The entire Atalbihari Vajpai Auditorium, Rajkot wore a grand festive look with its “ House Full “ audience of nearly 750 people.

The Inaugural Session in the morning was conducted by National Project Secretary – NGSC Shri Himmat Singh Rathore, presided by Swami Dharmapalanandji (Ramkrishna Mission).  Dignitaries on the dais included our National President Dr S.C.Gupta, National Co-ordinator Shri Sitaram Pareek, National Secretary General Shri Ajay Dutta, National Vice President Shri Ajit Raman Lal Shah , National Addl. Secy. General Shri Umesh Rathi , NGSC Chairman Shri D.B.Chitale and Host Prant President Shri Prafulbhai Goswami , Prant General Secretary Shri Vinodbhai Lathiya.

The programme started with Deep Prajwalan – the traditional lighting of the lamp by Chief Guest and other dignitaries, followed by singing of Vande Mataram. After a brief welcome address by Prant President Shri Prafulbhai Goswami, NGSC Chairman Shri D.B.Chitale talked about NGSC, our National President Shri Dr. S.C. Gupta talked about activities of BVP in general. The Co-ordinator Shri Kalpesh Shah of Host Prant proposing the vote of thanks.

The main session of Group Song Competition was conducted by National NGSC Secretary Dr. Tribhuwan Sharma and his team. All the eight teams, appearing in very colourful and traditional attire, presented their melodious patriotic songs in Hindi, Sanskrit and Folk categories.

Towards the end, the Valedictory & Prize Distribution Ceremony was presided by Shri Nalinbhai Vasa, National President Dr. Suresh Chandra Gupta. National Co-ordinator Shri Sitaram Pareek, National Secretary General Shri Ajay Dutta, National Vice President Shri Ajit Ramanlal Shah , National Addl. Secy. General Shri Umesh Rathi , NGSC Chairman Shri D.B.Chitale, and Host Prant President Shri Prafulbhai Goswami , Prant General Secretary Shri Vinodbhai Lathiya..

In this Group Song Competition BVP National Project Vice Chairman – NGSC , Shri Jagdeesh M. Mailgi, National Project Member – NGSC Smt. Madhu Seth, National Project Member – NGSC- Dr. K. S. Mangal, National Project Vice Chairman – Sampark- Shri Vallabhbhai M. Ramani, National Project Member – BKJ-
Shri Ashok Kulkarni, National Project Chairman – Trust & Properties- Shri Rajkumar Bhagat , National Project Vice Chairman – Gram Vikas – Shri P.K. Ambastha, Regional Secretary – Sanskar – Shri Bharatbhai Chimanlal Thakkar , Regional Secretary – Mahila & Bal Vikas – Smt. Gitaben D. Desai, and all the Prantiya Presidents, Secratories and Treasurers of the Gujarat also attended the NGSC.

List of Prize Winners:
1. Hindi Songs:
– 1st Prize : Guru Harikrishna Public School, Shri Ganganagar. from NORTH WEST Region
– 2nd Prize: Maharaja Agrasen Public School, Vasundhara Vaishali. from NORTH
CENTRAL – I Region
– 3rd Prize: Shri Prakash Vidhya Niketham, Vishakhapatanam from SOUTH Region
2. Sanskrit Songs:
– 1st Prize: Maharaja Agrasen Public School, Vasundhara Vaishali from NORTH
CENTRAL – I Region
– 2nd Prize: Ashoka Universal School, Nasik from WEST Region
– 3rd Prize: Guru Harikrishna Public School, Shri Ganganagar. from NORTH WEST Region.
3. Folk Songs :
– 1st Prize: Ashoka Universal School, Nasik from WEST Region
– 2nd Prize: Lord Jesus Public School, Gurugram from NORTH Region
– 3rd Prize: Sarswati Higher Secondary School, Katni from CENTRAL Region
Atal Rashtra Chetna Puruskar :- Maharaja Agrasen Public School, Vasundhara Vaishali
from NORTH CENTRAL – I Region

All the winning teams received Trophy for the School/Team and individual Mementos for each student and instrumentalist. In addition, “Certification of Appreciation” was also given to all the participants and winners. Atal Rastra Chetna Puruskar is given first time to a team who has secured max. aggregate marks for (Hindi +Sanskrit ) songs and the said trophy depicts the written message of late Shri Atalji in his own hand writing and signature, which was written by him specially for one of the final competitions of NGSC held by BVP.
The mega event got concluded with rendering of National Anthem.

– Himmat Singh Rathore, National Project Secretary – NGSC

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