For the promotion of Gurmat Sangeet tradition amongst youth, Gurmat Sangeet Chair and Department of Gurmat Sangeet, Punjabi University Patiala is constantly organising Gurmat Sangeet Competition along with its annual Gurmat Sangeet Utsav.
On the second day of Eight Gurmat Sangeet Utsav, Gurmat Sangeet Competition was held in the Senior and Junior Category of various string instruments (Tanti Saaz) and percussion instruments Taal Saaz Vadan.
Group Shabad Gayan Competition was held in Senior and Junior Category. In Senior Category, the teams that achieved First, Second and Third positions are Department of Music, Punjabi University Patiala; Mata Gujri College, Fatehgarh Sahib and Gurmat Sangeet Academy, Anandpur Sahib respectively. Guru Gobind Singh Public School, Ludhiana has gathered the first prize in Junior Category while S.S. Model School, Punjabi University Patiala and Guru Nank Collegiate Sr. Sec. School, Batala were the winners of Second and Third Position in Group Shabad Gayan respectively.
Gurpreet Singh of Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar won First Prize while Isher Singh of Sri Bhaini Sahib, Ludhiana and Karam Singh of Shri Bhaini Sahib, Ludhiana won Second and Third Prize respectively in Tanti Saaz Vadan in Senior Category. In Junior category of Tanti Saaz Vadan, Surpriya of Jalandhar won First Prize.
In Senior category of Taal Saaz Vadan, Sharanjit Singh of Kapurthala; Gurchetan Singh of Dance Department, Punjabi University Patiala and Simranjit Singh of Tarantaran won First, Second and Third positions respectively.
Vice-Chancellor Dr. Jaspal Singh and Dr. Gurnam Singh, Professor & Head, Gurmat Sangeet Chair – Department of Gurmat Sangeet awarded the winners with cash prizes, medals and certificates. On this occasion, the winners of this competition also being awarded with Sant Sujan Singh, Bhai Uttam Singh and Principal Shamsher Singh Kareer memorial awards. The renowned scholars and musicians of this field that acted as judges are Dr. Bhagwant Kaur, Dr. Malkinder Kaur, Dr. Harjas Kaur, Prof. Gurpartap Singh Gill, Dr. Jagir Singh, Bibi Jaswinder Kaur, Dr. Navjot Kaur Kasel, Dr. Paramjit Singh, Dr. Jasbir Kaur and Sh. Ali Akbar.