As the date of audition for SSSK (Sangam Sur Sangeet Ka) Season-2, the guys at the Cedar Films (P) Ltd are all geared up to give Himachal another wonderful show and a great platform to highlight and encourage the singing talents of Himachal. The audition will begin on April 20, 2014. The capital city Shimla will be the first district to begin with the auditions. The audition period will be two days at every venue.
The interest candidates can visit www.cedarproduction.com, and apply online after logging in. All the latest updates will be available on this official website of the Cedar Films (P) Ltd.
Afterwards, auditions will be held at different districts to ensure every region of Himachal gets a chance to make use of this platform. The dates of audition for each district or venue will be released on HW soon. There will be two categories, junior and senior, for the participants. Candidates seeking entry in junior category must be below the age of 16 years, while for the senior category, the candidate must be at least 16 years or above.
In this season, Himachal is likely to see Bollywood star musicians as the judges in various round of this talent hunt event.
This year, the Cedar Films (P) Ltd. conducting auditions in Shimla for acting & dancing talent hunt as well. These auditions will be held in a joint venture with KK Movies and Media International. The winners will get the opportunity to play a lead role in an upcoming Bollywood movie “The Slum Stars”. The audition dates and the venue are still to be announced in upcoming days.
The Cedar Films (P) Ltd is also looking to award the winners and contestants with even more exciting prizes than the contestants in the last season had received. Also, the winners might grab a good chance to release their own album under a big production house. The winners of the last season was given an wonderful opportunity to sing as playback singers for a Bollywood film.
HW will keep you updated on latest updates and the audition schedules for various district.
Use Offerings Made at Himachal’s Hindu Religious Institutions Only For Hindus, Employ Only Hindus: HP Govt
Shimla-The Additional Chief Secretary of the Himachal Pradesh Language, Art & Culture Department has issued a notification barring the use of offerings made at the Hindu religious places or institutions for non-Hindu Communities.
Directions in this regard have been issued to Commissioners (temple) under Section 27 of the Himachal Pradesh Hindu Public Religious Institutions and Charitable Endowments Act, 1984.
“All the receipts or offerings including gold and silver of the Hindu Public Religious Institutions and Charitable Endowments shall be used only for the purposes pertaining to the welfare and other activities relating to only Hindus. No receipts or offerings shall be used for the purposes associated with activities relating to Non-Hindus,” the notification said.
Further, now, no non-Hindu person would be given any sort of employment at the Hindu religious institutions/places.
“All the officers and officials including the personnel related to security etc. whether appointed or deputed or taken on outsourcing basis shall be out of the persons professing the Hindu religion only,” the notification said.
No further clarification was provided regarding the intended purpose of this move.
Kullu Dussehra 2021: All Religious Ceremonies to be Allowed, But No Commercial and Cultural Events
Shimla-The International Kullu Dussehra would be organised from 15th October to 21st October, 2021, the Himachal Pradesh Government informed today after holding a meeting regarding the same.
The HP Government has decided that all deities would be invited for the Dussehra festival. Orgnaization of all religious ceremonies would be allowed traditionally, but the cultural and commercial activities would not be held.
Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur presided over meeting of State Level Kullu Dussehra Committee. Directions were given to ensure proper security system, uninterrupted electricity supply and adherence of Covid-19 guidelines.
It was also decided in the meeting that Language, Art and Culture Department would provide an additional amount of Rs. 10 lakh to district administration Kullu for organising Kullu Dussehra festival.
Wah Re Corona: Himachali Folk Artist’s Lyrical Satire is Factual Rendition of India’s Agonizing Catastrophe
Shimla-Otherwise blatantly vocal and distinctively mass-mobilizing government of India is suddenly in the most subdued self after its proclaimed victory over the deathly virus; participation in uncontrolled election rallies; and permitting maha melas. The stalwarts are in the hiding, while helpless citizens – who voted them into power not once but in landslide victories twice – are dying due to lack of oxygen, poor – unavailable – medical facilities, and the denial stance of the ignorant in the helm.
Drawing a comparison between the fatal coronavirus and the mismanagement of the entire situation by the appalling government; a Himachali folk artist has released a factually appropriate lyrical satire that will tickle your mind and leave you to imagine what has brought this catastrophe onto us. The song is written by Rameshwar Sharma and music by Lalit Sauta.