The State level Naat Competition which commenced from day one of Holy month of Ramadhan, concluded here in the Auditorium of Directorate of Information and Public Relations (DIPR).The competition was organized by the Private Schools Association.As many as 850 students drawn from 10 districts of Kashmir and 5 districts of Jammu participated in the competition during the month long event. Out of 850 students, 45 students qualified for final competition held today.Justice (R) Hakim Imitiyaz Hussain was the chief guest, while as Director Information and Public Relations Tariq Ahmad Zargar was the guest of honour on the occasion. Mohammad Arshid, 8th class student of MET School Rajouri bagged first, Annan Ayub, 8th class student of Amin Academy, Kishtwar bagged 2nd, while as Gazzala Nazir of Iqra Public School Achhabal Anantnag got third position in the final competition.Justice(R) Hakim Imitiyaz Hussain said that Kashmir Valley has very ancient history of Naat recitation and the state has produced a number of “ Naat Khawn” during the past several years. He said that this tradition means to be enriched in the days to come and this spirit needs to be engraved in the minds of new generation so that the young boys and girls are brought up with high moral values and dedicated approach towards living a virtuous life.Addressing on the occasion, the Director DIPR appreciated and congratulated the students for participation in the competition. He said there is no dearth of potential in the students of the state, saying that there is need to provide them opportunity and proper platform for showing their worth in different fields like academics, sports and other extracurricular activities.