JOHN L PAUL
A variety of programmes marked the celebrations.
The Kochi regional round of the Kerala CBSE Schools Youth Festival was held at Al Ameen School, Kochi, on November 10 and 11. P G Thampi, Director General of Prosecutions, inaugurated the festival.
One hundred and forty three items were staged in 12 venues. The winners of the first three prizes will participate in the State-level competition to be held on December 1 and 2 at S. N. Vidya Bhavan, Chentrappini.The competitions were held mainly in dance, music, painting and written events. While the maximum number of participants was there for the Malayalam and English elocution, Ottanthullal and Bharatanatyam recorded minimal participation of just one student. The first prize went to NSS Higher Secondary School, Tripunithura , second to Al Ameen Public School and third Nava Nirman Public School, Vazhakkala .