Chandigarh: To commemorate the birthday of India’s most popular world-renowned ghazal singer Padma Shri Jagjit Singh and to promote this form of art, North Zone Cultural Centre (NZCC), Patiala (Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India) organized a contest of singing of ghazals immortalized by Jagjit Singh. In the first of its kind initiative, the contest was for the male category only with the age of eighteen years and above without any upper age limit. There was not an entry fee was charged.
Preliminary Round of the contest held at Mini Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh. Ten contestants selected from the Preliminary Round are Kulbhushan Bhatt, Sanjiv Sood, Sudarshan, Dhani Raj, Kishor Bhartwanshi, Rakesh Kumar, Ashu Sharma, Sunil Kumar, Sagar Soni, Rajesh Sharma. These contestants will sing in the Final Round on 8th February, 2020 for First, Second and Third positions.
The winners will be honored with trophies and certificates.