PAC organises first ‘Punjab Music Competition’

Event offers platform to musical talents from diverse backgrounds

Our Correspondent May 27, 2024


The first Punjab Music Competition was organised at the Jhelum Government Postgraduate College by the Punjab Arts Council Rawalpindi.

Dozens of candidates aged between 14 and 30 participated in the music competition. The chief guest of the event, college principal, Nasir Mehmood remarked that music is a universal art that is formed by the harmonious arrangement of sound and silence.

“It is an important branch of fine arts and a powerful medium for expressing human emotions, feelings and imagination. Music has a very ancient history and has evolved in different forms across various cultures and societies,” he said. “It is an art form that transcends the bounds of time and space. It acts as a bridge between languages, cultures and nations. The power of music lies in its ability to captivate listeners, evoke emotions, and touch the depths of human experience.”

Punjab Arts Council Director Sajjad Hussain spoke at the event as well, saying that the primary purpose of the first Punjab Music Competition was to promote the development and proliferation of art and culture.

“The Punjab Council of the Arts has been playing a significant role in fulfilling this responsibility for decades through various programs and projects. The aim of the first Punjab Music Competition 2024 is to highlight the hidden talents of melodious voices among the youth from across Punjab by organizing a healthy competition,” he said.

Nawazish Ali Khizravi, Afzal Latifi, and Rubina Khanum served as the judges for the competition. In the district Jhelum competitions, Haider Ali secured the first position, Simon secured second place and Saman Zahra placed third. The winners were awarded prizes of 20, 15 and 10 thousand rupees respectively, along with certificates of appreciation.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 27th, 2024.


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