Date / Time
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Press Name
Goa Messenger, Goa
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Article in the Goa Messenger, Goa : Wednesday, 19 September 2012


Vishnu Wagh Appeals To Goan Youth To Seize Opportunity

Kala Academy chairman Vishnu Wagh announced a unique initiate to identify and promote young Goan talent in association with Lorraine Music Academy and LAMP Trust, Gurgaon, through the LAMP-iCongo Karma Veer Chakra for Music contest.

The contest will be held in four categories: Patriotic / national music (group, duet or solo), Gospel music (group, duet or solo), Folk music (group, duet or solo) and Pop / Rock or Bollywood music (Band, duet or solo).
The organizers have set out 3 Simple Steps to participate: 1. Sing a Song in any of the above 4 categories. 2. Shoot upload your performance on YouTube. 3. Submit your contest entry on

The award date is 26 November 2012 and last date for entries 31 October 2012. All entries received on or after 1 November 2012 will be considered for 2013 Awards.

After a screening, evaluation and selection process set by MERCER and implemented by GRANT THORNTON, the finalists / selected participants would be invited to New Delhi for the annual performance and award event on 26th November of each year, the day we adopted our constitutional pledge as a REPUBLIC and Indian Citizens in 1949, according to a press handout.

The above initiatives forms a part of the Music & Art Festival in aid of LAMP Trust – aimed at raising awareness and resources to set up the LAMP World Cultural Centre in Gurgaon, National Capital Region of Delhi, to promote the Arts – Performing Art, Visual Art, Literary Art. LAMP also endeavours to make resources available to the poor towards skill & talent development, training & basic education in the under-served communities across India through its network of institutional partners.

The Lorraine Music Academy and Kala Academy have appealed to all music lovers to take this opportunity to participate in the contest and bring laurels to Goa.