Saharanpur (22nd Nov) : Inaugurated jointly by SSP R P S Yadav, DM’s wife Anju Singh, Convenor Sushma Bajaj, Natya Founder Vijesh Joshi, Rajesh Jain, 1st audition of 20th Akanksha Joshi Award Dance Competition drew huge response from the dancing talents of Saharanpur. The talented children, seggregated in 3 age groups performed in solo and group categories and kept the panel of jury consisting of Suneet Gupta, Mridula Joshi, Manjula Verma and Manju Pundir on their toes by making their decision tough. Those participants who impressed the jury and the audience would now perform again in 2nd audition.
Vijesh Joshi briefed the guests about the glorious, 32 year long history of Natya Academy and thanked St. Mary Girls School and its founder Sushma Bajaj for their continued support and patronage. The SSP Mr. R P S Yadav, IPS and Ms. Anju Singh, Patron showered blessings upon the young, budding artists and wished them best of luck and a great future. Also spotted at the venue were K K Garg from Mansi, Rakesh Sharma, Rajan Joshi, Ranjan Gupta, Varun Jain, Surendra Gopal Saraswat, Sushant Singhal, Kulbhushan Jain, Baldev Kumar, Prashant Rajan, Saurabh Bajaj, Mohak Bajaj, Sarang Joshi and many more.