Kakinada: K. Lalitha Vyaghra Sri –a student of V S Lakshmi Women’s Degree and PG College -- has stood first in recital of a poem in `Telugu Velugu’ book and bagged the rolling shield in the Andhra University level competitions conducted by the Chitturi Indraiah Memorial Government Degree College, Tanuku, on August 29 to mark the celebration of `Mathru Bhasha Dintosav’.

The college students also excelled in Telugu poem recital in the competitions conducted by the PVR Trust Degree College.

While K Lalitha Vyaghra Sri bagged first prize, Sonali Jain got the consolation prize.

K Sirisha secured second place in the elocution contest on the subject ` importance of mother tongue’ and A Swathi Rathna got third prize in essay writing competition on ` Neeku Nachina Telugu Kavi’.