Second round of Awaz Watan national songs competition concludes

Bushra Mehsud

DERA ISMAIL KHAN: The second phase of ‘Awaz Watan’ national songs competition concluded in Dera Ismail Khan district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Monday.

The women participants in the second phase of the competition outshined men as six male and four female contestants were included in the top-10 positon holders. The competition is being organised by the Ehad Nama Social Media in connection with the Pakistan Day celebrations and to discover new talent.

Organisers of the event say the aim of the national songs competition is to show love for our motherland and discover new talent. Male and female contestants from schools, colleges and other fields of life participated in the competition. The participants went through different stages of auditions and now the Awaz Watan competition has reached it final stage after conclusion of semi-final stage.

Seventeen contestants participated in the semi-final stage of the competition and presented lovely and attractive national songs in their sweet voices. Ten out of the 17 contesting participants have been elected for the final stage of the competition. The final competition will be held at the Town Hall in Dera Ismail Khan on 19 March.

Tehsil Nazim Sardar Umar Amin Gandapur, Assistant District Education Officer (Female) Fatima, PA Regional Police Officer Faheemullah Marwat, In-Charge Bomb Disposal Squad Inayatullah, tehsil members Dilshad Begum, Muhammad Khan Kamrani, Sherry Baloch, Hizbullah Marwat and Muhammad Farooq attended the semi-final ceremony.

In the final round, Muhammad Shahzeb, Umme Romman, Sidra Abbas, Umme Habiba, Muhammad Uzair Bilal, Masjood Mehdi, Malik Ihsan, Kaneeza Fatima, Aleeza Khan and Turfa Owais will contest for the winning prize. Eminent musician Ustad Sahibzada Naeem, Robina Qamar and Aamir Muhammad will perform as judges at the final ceremony of Awaz Watan national songs contest.

The area people have appreciated the efforts of the organisers for arranging the national songs contest which has provided a platform to the local singers to show their talent and expressed their love for the motherland. The competitions are part of the Pakistan Day celebrations. Pakistan Day is celebrated throughout the country on March 23 to mark the occasion of Lahore Resolution of 1940 in which a decision was taken in principle by the Muslims of the Sub-Continent to establish a separate homeland.