A riot of colours was triggered at Rangoli competitions conducted by Maris Stella College here on Sunday. Women participated enthusiastically in the cultural competitions – rangoli, floral decoration, vase decoration, painting and drawing —– conducted as part of the golden jubilee celebrations of the college.
The participants displayed their skill at drawing rangoli, and each of their colourful art works displayed a blend of both traditional and modern ideas.
Stretching the ingenuity of their beautiful minds to the maximum and profoundly conveying the themes of the event, the participants emphasized on problems and burning issues such as unified Andhra, environment, pollution, unemployment, education, and women problems in their rangolis.
Clenching the white powder between their two fingers went about the job of filling the flowery designs with bright shades of red, blue, green and orange.
Some displayed their dexterity in using waste papers such as invitation cards in making flowers and birds.
Some others displayed their skill in floral and vase decoration.
Even as the organisers reminded the participants of the two-hour time limit, the women completed their rangolis, drawings, paintings, and vase decorations.
Income Tax Commissioner K. Ajay Kumar, who was the chief guest, handed over the prizes to winners.
College principal Japamalai, Lovely Jacob, and Commerce Department head Santha Kumari were among those present.
Uma Devi, Meena, and Rupa Sarada stood first, second and third prizes respectively in category A of rangoli competitions; Sivakumari and Lakshmikantam bagged first and second prizes in rangoli B category; in floral decoration category A. Anusha, Annapurna, and Srilatha bagged first, second, and third prizes respectively. Krishna Veni and Naga Lakshmi secured first prize in category B of floral decoration. Likewise, Srivani, Uma Devi, and Srilatha got first, second and third prizes in painting and in drawing competition P. Uma and G. Agnes bagged first and second prizes.