Focus turned to the stage on Saturday as the Kerala University Youth Festival moved onto the second day at Cherthala, putting behind the commotions and frenzy of the inaugural day.

Business began more than two hours behind schedule, with competitions at all eight venues getting off to a start at 12 p.m. only, when the contestants should actually have been on stage by 9.30 a.m. The delay was passed on, with the mono-act competition, scheduled for 11 a.m., beginning only around 4 p.m. However, this did not appear to have dampened the spirits of the students, who poured every ounce of their competitive spirit into the contests.

As the results of the contests began pouring in one by one, students from the State Capital seemed to dominate. The winner for the Mohiniyattom contest, the first event of the festival held after the inaugural function on Friday and which went on till around 2.30 a.m., was Meera Anil of Mar Baselios College of Engineering and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram. Ms. Anil also won the first prize for the fancy dress competition held later on Saturday.

The results that were officially declared till 7 p.m. are the following:

Mohiniyattom: Meera Anil, Mar Baselios College of Engineering & Technology, TVM (First prize); Madhavi Chandran, All Saints’ College, TVM & Aswathi Krishna G.K., NSS College, Karamana, TVM (Second prize); and Smrithi S.P., University Campus, Karyavattom, TVM (Third prize).

Margam Kali: All Saints’ College, TVM (First); Mar Baselios College of Engineering & Technology, TVM (Second); and Mar Ivanios College, TVM (Third).

String Instrument (Eastern): Sreejith S., Mar Ivanios College, TVM (First), Sreelekshmi, SST College of Music, TVM (Second); and Vidya Varma E., Mar Baselios College of Engineering & Technology, TVM (Third).

Fancy Dress: Meera Anil, Mar Baselios College of Engineering & Technology, TVM (First), Thrupthi, TKM College of Engineering, Kollam (Second); and Pinky Ajith, S.N. Institute of Ayurvedic Studies, Kollam (Third).

Recitation: Kavitha Nair, TKM College of Engineering, Kollam (First); Sruthi, Mar Ivanios College, TVM (Second); and Deva Joh Ghosh, SCT College of Engineering, TVM (Third).

Bharatanatyam (Male) : Jishnu Sajayakumar, PMS College of Dental Science & Research (First); Sreekuttan, University College, TVM (Second); and Jishnu R. Nath, Mary Matha College of Engineering & Technology (Third).

Light Music (Male): Santharaj M.S., KVVS College, Adoor (First); Sujith Varghese Abraham, Government Medical College, TVM (Second); and Rahul Raj, University College, TVM (Third).

Elocution (Hindi): Kavitha Nair, TKM College of Engineering, Kollam (First); Pradeep P.S., Mar Ivanios College, TVM; and K.V. Vineeth, SN College, Kollam (Third).

Wind Instrument (Eastern): Vishnu Vijay, University Department of Music; Madhavi Chandran, All Saints College, TVM & Santharaj M.S., KVVS College, Adoor (both second); and Akhil K. Kumar, SST College of Music, TVM (Third).

Mono Act (Male): Adarsh P.S., University College, TVM (First); Arun G.S., Government Arts College, TVM (Second); and Chandu G., Mar Ivanios College, TVM (Third).