DPS Srinagar put on a soul soothing show of musical prowess at the at the ‘UT Level Kala Utsav’ held in Jammu on 29th and 30th November. In the Vocal Music – Classical Category , Syed Meeran Geelani secured the second position. Blending the ragas with a mellifluous voice, and a masterful command over the intricacies of chords and voice shifts, Meeran mesmerised the audience with his improvisations and renditions. Similarly in the Instrumental Music – Melodic category, Ali Shabir mesmerized the audience with his soulful rendition on the rabab, securing the coveted 1st position.
His mastery of the instrument reflected both skill and passion. Another student: Abeer Ahmad Shah showcased exceptional versatility by playing the dholak, noot, and tumbaknari, earning the 1st position in the Instrumental Music – Percussive category. Abeer’s command over these percussive instruments demonstrated his dedication to his craft. Raqeem Ahmad Tak, with his skillful accompaniment on the harmonium, added depth and harmony to each performance, contributing significantly to the overall success of the DPS Srinagar contingent.
Congratulating the students, the Principal Shafaq Afshan said, “It is a moment of great prestige and honour for the school, that our students outshone all competition at a competition of such magnitude and skill. It is not only a testament to our students’ skill but also a consequence of the tireless efforts and guidance of teachers Mr. Arshid and Mr. Maqbool. Congratulations to all.” The Chairman Mr Vijay Dhar also extended his congratulations to the students, remarking “DPS Srinagar has always been synonymous with excellence on paths less travelled. The success of our students is surely going to be a major milestone in persuading talent to explore new frontiers. Congratulations to all.”