The state-level Inter School Band Competition 2018 has witnessed the enthusiastic participation of bands from different schools at West Point Senior Secondary School playground in Gangtok of Sikkim on Saturday.
The competition was organized by the State Project Office, Samagra Shiksha Human Resource Development Department, Government of Sikkim with an objective to inculcate the spirit of patriotism and unity amongst school students by performing in the band.
The tunes of the band were based on patriotic songs, classical and folk tunes.
The competition had the panel of judges of Subir Rasaily, a senior artist of Cultural Affairs and Heritage Department, Abhi Purna Bahadur Gurung, Pipe Band Master of Sikkim Police Band and Prem Lal, JCO Pipe Band Instructor with 18th battalion Dogra Regiment.
In the girl’s category, West Point SSS from East District has bagged the first prize, while Sirwani SS from East District and Yuksam SSS from West District stood on the second and third positions respectively.
In boy’s category, Jorethang SSS from South District won the first position by leaving Sonam Choda Memorial Secondary School from North District on second position and Singtam SSS from East District on the third position.
The prize money of Rs 5,000 to first position, Rs 3,500 to second position and Rs 2,500 third position were awarded along with certificates to the winners.
The programme has HRDD Director (Accounts), HP Sharma as the chief guest and was accompanied by SPD State Project Officer-cum-Director Primary Education, Bhim Thatal among other dignitaries.