Navarathri Kolu Competition

Kolu Prize distribution event

With Kolu over last week decided to declare the winners of the Kolu contest and distribute prizes. Though there were roughly around  45 participant only 10 entries were selected by the judges.  It was fun time again at Accord Metropolitan Hotel , T Nagar our hospitality partner for the event on Friday October 25th. Prize winners eagerly  swarmed the venue and the function began with a prayer song by Srikriti aged 7 She sang well which was enjoyed by the audience. After a speech by Usha Raja chairperson of Newsreel Media services pvt ltd, the chief guest Dr Mrs India Ramanathan an author and historian regaled the audience with her Navaratri across India. She spoke eloquently about Shakthi worship and how  Navaratri is called in each state . Mrs Indira spoke about the demon Mahishasura and how Durga annihilated him . Her speech was laced with humor. The prize distribution followed this .Mrs Geetha Balachandra prinicipal of DAV Gopalapuram a winner  tanked the organizers and said that an event of this sort should occur every where. Srividhya Nandhakumar said that this is the first time that she is keeping Kolu in India  and felt honered to receive a prize. Padmini Rangarajan thanked Chennailivenews and said she looks forward to such events annually. Vansisri Ragupathy said a of of preparations are involved in arranging a kolu and conjectured that many might have started planning for it for next year, Vijaya Rajan spoke of how a man’s help is needed  in keeping a kolu but said that men folk are always behind scene. Notable among them who graced the event was Neelakal Syama Sastri of Kanchi Kamakashi temple and  Venkatesh . co- director and dialogue writer of the famous film Haridas .

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