The two day Fest saw participants from across Karnataka take part and enjoy!

No wonder it is said dance and music transcend barriers. The two-day The Hindu -Young World Fest held at Town Hall witnessed school students from Udupi, Chikmagalur, Kodagu and Dakshina Kannada districts, who gathered for competitions, but ended up having fun while competing. The Delhi Public School, (MRPL) emerged the overall champions.

Learning and enjoyable

An excellent show of talent, but it was the cheerleaders who stole the show. With their infectious merry-making, the little girls and boys with their drums, trumpets and enthusiastic dancing and cheering added to the fun factor. Moksha, Std X , Besant High School and a cheerleader said that though there is a prize to be bagged, enjoying this festive atmosphere was most important.


The event organised in association with the Corporation Bank had rangoli drawing, debate, flower arrangement, cartooning and classical, folk and western/film dance competitions. The participants of the debate competition were so fluid that it looked as if it was their conscience that was expressed. Gauri Suhas Rao, a judge for the western dance competition said that it was a superb show wherein apart from great dancing skills; real display of typical folk dance was also seen. The festive spirit and sense of pure enjoyment is what they took back home whether it was the students or the judges. In all 57 schools and over 550 students participated in the event. The prizes were given away by the Deputy Commissioner V. Ponnuraj. While, The Delhi Public School bagged the first place in Indian classical and folk dances, St. Agnes Girls High School was the winner of western dance. The winners in flower arrangement, rangoli and cartooning were St. Aloysius Higher Primary School, Canara Girls' High School and Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Mudipu, respectively. Sainik School, Kodagu, emerged toppers in debating with SDM English Medium School, Ujire, winning a double whammy for best cheerleaders and outstation team.

The co-sponsors of the event were Indian Oil Corporation Ltd., St. Joseph's Engineering College, P.A. College of Engineering, and New Mangalore Port Trust. The official telecast partner was Namma TV.

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