Xpress Money’s ‘Dil ki Awaaz’ Concludes with Grand Finale: Migrant Workers in Oman Get to Savour a Musical Evening

~ Finalists vie for cash prizes in this first-of-its-kind singing competition adjudged by celebrity judges~

‘The first edition of Dil Ki Awaz, a unique musical talent hunt from among migrant workers in Oman by Xpress Money, one of the world’s most dependable money transfer brands, concluded last night with a grand finale at the Qurum Amphitheatre to a packed audience.

Dil Ki Awaaz’ or ‘voice of the heart’ is a first of its kind multi-lingual singing competition was launched with the objective of looking for hidden singing talent from across labour camps in Oman. Dil ki Awaaz grand finale presented a rare opportunity for many migrant labourers in Oman from diverse ethnic and geographic backgrounds to test their musical mettle adjudged by celebrity judges who were tasked to pick the winners from the tight competition,.

Dil Ki Awaaz’ or ‘voice of the heart’ is a first of its kind multi-lingual singing competition was launched with the objective of looking for hidden singing talent from across labour camps in Oman. Dil ki Awaaz grand finale presented a rare opportunity for many migrant labourers in Oman from diverse ethnic and geographic backgrounds to test their musical mettle adjudged by celebrity judges who were tasked to pick the winners from the tight competition,.

Talking about how this unique program was conceived, Ashwin Gedam, said, “Interacting with migrant workers over the years we realised they have limited avenues to socialize with people and even lesser ways to channelize their talents. Dil Ki Awaaz was therefore conceived as a platform of leisure, entertainment, and self-discovery for these migrant workers - something completely opposite to their everyday routine life. Dil Ki Awaaz gave them the opportunity to connect with people and encouraged them to showcase their talents, which is generally unnoticed or untapped.”

Ashwin Gedam further emphasized that Dil Ki Awaaz had a larger purpose – financial inclusion - which is one of the main objectives of H.O.P.E. “We are not just looking for hidden talent, we are also looking to offer livelihood options. When you deal in migrant remittances, beyond the money you also come into the sphere of hope, aspirations, and dreams. And Dil Ki Awaaz fits in perfectly there as Xpress Money has always been more than just money transfer.”

The winners were awarded prizes by the Indian Ambasador -first prize of RO 1,000 was bagged by Raju Rasila, first runner up who won a prize money of RO 750 was Rahul PK and second runner up was Santu Mondal who picked up RO 500. All the other 17 finalists were also awarded RO 50 each.

Xpress Money said Dil ki Awaaz, roughly translated as `Voice of heart,’ was spread over two months starting from January 15, 2018 across three phases. The initial round of selection process was done by inviting contestants to send their voice samples through WhatsApp, which was later followed by auditions and competitions at labour camps for the short listed.

Xpress Money also thanked the Muscat Kathiyawadi Parivar for their support to the success of the event and praised the contributions of Dipti Raval, Jayesh Raval and Jagdip Bhatia. The beverage partners for Dil Ki Awaaz was Pran Foods and Muscat Pharmacy.

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