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MGU fete: Maharaja’s closes in on St.Teresa’s

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WINNING ACT:Varun Rajan of U.C. College, Aluva, who won the Ottanthullal event at Mahatma Gandhi University Youth Festival on Thursday.
WINNING ACT:Varun Rajan of U.C. College, Aluva, who won the Ottanthullal event at Mahatma Gandhi University Youth Festival on Thursday.

Maharaja’s comes back in race with 45 points

The 25th edition of the Mahatma Gandhi University Youth Festival appears all set to be headed for an exciting finish. With a day left in the cultural fete, St. Teresa’s College, Ernakulam continued to lead with 57 points after the declaration of results of 32 events. However, the lead that the college had maintained over others has been gradually on the decrease.

Having faced a few unexpected setbacks during the previous days, Maharaja’s College, Ernakulam has come back strongly to garner 45 points. RLV College of Music and Fine Arts, Tripunithura follows closely with 41 points. Sacred Heart College, Thevara and Federal Institute of Science and Technology, Angamaly occupied the next positions with 31 and 29 points respectively.

Meanwhile, the cancellation of the Kathakali event resulted in a sit-in demonstration by participants and parents on CMS College Road on Thursday.

The set of events occurred after the judges who were expected for the event turned up late.

Participants of the event, which was scheduled to commence at 2 p.m., began to raise protests by around 5.30 p.m.

The following are the first prize winners of some of the various cultural competitions conducted on Thursday:

Wind Instrument (Western): Harold Correya, St. Alberts College, Ernakulam

Wind Instrument (Eastern): Vysakh S. Kumar, Federal Institute of Science and Technology, Angamaly

Stringed Instrument (Western): Sandeep M., Sacred Heart College, Thevara

Clay Modelling: Manu C.A., RLV College of Music and Fine Arts, Tripunithura

Percussion Instrument (Western): Prince Abraham, Sacred Heart College, Thevara

Classical Music (Female): Vishnupriya Shenoy, St. Paul’s College, Kalamassery


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