A singing competition by the government, of the people, for the government


Many may have heard some people praise a particular political party, but in Goa you can actually sing praises of the ruling party and get a prize for it. Recently the Department of Information & Publicity of the Goa Government in collaboration with Tiatr Academy of Goa has decided to organize a singing competition.

The subject of the songs for the event is about the ruling government’s achievements and schemes. Usually these types of songs are composed in order to create social awareness, praise, protest etc (which may not always be in favor of the ruling party).

The text on the poster reads, ‘A special Kantaram singing competition based on achievements of the present government and emphasizing the schemes implemented by this government for the welfare of the state in order to bring awareness amongst the people.’

Idea behind the competition is to make the general public aware about the various schemes implemented by the state government and also its achievements. The event is scheduled to be held on March 8, 2016. There are also cash prizes for the first three and two spots in two different categories.

Best singing, first place will get Rs. 25,000. Second and third place will get a Rs. 15,000 and Rs. 10,000. For best lyrics category first and second place will get Rs. 5,000 and Rs. 3,000 respectively.