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R. Keerthana
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cookery contest: Gunnies recorder Chef Jacob, National award (for the film Pasanga) winner child artist Kishore & Sriram , Drummer Kumaran along with the contestant
cookery contest: Gunnies recorder Chef Jacob, National award (for the film Pasanga) winner child artist Kishore & Sriram , Drummer Kumaran along with the contestant

Children donned chef's hat at Children's Day celebration conducted by Big FM. Children up to 12 years of age participated in the cookery contest - BIG Kitchen - on November 13.

As many as 15 children participated in the contest which focused on fireless cooking. They had come up with simple yet creative recipes that were tasty as well as healthy.

Mithun of Class II prepared vegetable sandwich that had funny faces made of sauce for decoration. Through his baby talk, he explained how he prepared the dish with tomato, cucumber and lettuce.

Allured by the dish in front of him, Mithun was constantly asking his mom sitting aside, “Mom, can I eat the sandwich, now that the judges have gone.”

While Paul M. Kallaracaal, of Class III, was already licking the bowl of cocoa paste, which he used to make Crunchy Chocolate pie using biscuits. Paul presented two dishes, the other one being Bel Puri. The children were confidently explaining the recipe and method of preparation, while their proud mothers gave entire credit to their children for making the dish delicious. Some children even said that they used to experiment with their snack with different combination. And the mothers explained how the children helped them in the kitchen by flipping dosa and chappathi.

Some of the delicacies included aval vellam, Nei kadalai, vegetable salad, sandwich, paste of biscuit and sugar, Kurkure salad, etc.

Harshini's four traditional recipes made of jaggery, sugar candy, aval, ground nut powder, and vegetable salad won her the first prize. The L.K.G student was too shy to speak and her grandmother described the menu to the press people. Paul and Mithun won the second and third prizes respectively. Chef Jacob adjudged the recipes.

Children's Day celebration also included an RJing session with celebrity kids. They showcased their talents as RJs and shared exciting trivia's about them.

Child drummer Kumaran hosted the breakfast show along with RJ Dheena, while ‘Pasanga' fame Kishore and Sriram hosted the rest of the radio shows.

On November 14, BIG FM screened ‘Endhiran' at Sangam Cinemas in association with Bhumi – a non-government organisation providing supplementary education to poor children. The event saw RJ Dheena spending time and watching the film along with 270 underprivileged kids.

R. Keerthana

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