The Grand Finale of Obhartay Sitaray, was a treat to the ears with the young, soulful voices echoing through the hall.
In the new season of Obhartay Sitaray, more than 75,000 households from 138 school campuses in Karachi participated in the fundraising efforts while over 862 students (206 teams) competed in the school level singing rounds.
For the Team’s Final, 134 singers and the Voices Final 150 singers from Primary, Secondary, Senior, & College levels participated in the competition.
Obhartay Sitaray is an annual inter-school singing competition that provides students with a platform to prove their singing talent and also raise funds for the education of the less-privileged children of TCF. The notable, as well as veteran musicians that graced the event on the judges panel, included Tina Sani, Afshan Ahmed, Salman Alvi, Shahid Hamid, Z H Fahim, Sultan Arshad Khan, and Zoe Viccaji.
Speaking on the occasion, CEO of TCF, Syed AsaadAyub Ahmad said, “TCF remains committed to the cause of education and believes in enabling a holistic learning for the less privileged children. ObhartaySitaray provides a fantastic ground for aspiring young singers. It is heartening to see TCF students and the students of the leading private schools of Karachi share the same stage; this is a true reflection of TCF’s mission of removing the barriers of class and privilege. We are humbled to have more schools as part of Obhartay Sitaray each year, this ever-growing TCF family marks the victory of education over illiteracy and deprivation.”
‘ObhartaySitaray’ which was initiated in 2012, has now become a signature event of TCF in the course of five years. It is managed by a ladies volunteer group called Supporters of The Citizens Foundation (STCF). The group actively puts in time, effort, expertise and resources to arrange a vast array of fundraising events to support the cause of an educated and enlightened Pakistan.