Sharada Vidyalaya emerges overall champions; 800 children from 47 schools participate on the final day

The team from Sharada Vidyalaya, Mangalore, romped home with the overall championship of the The Hindu Young World Fest 2010 which concluded here on Thursday.

Apart from the final round of competition of dances, the debate, cartooning, ‘rangoli', and flower arrangement competitions were held on Thursday with the enthusiastic participation from hundreds of schoolchildren.

The show was crisper on the final day and, after a nail-biting wait to hear the results, the champions walked away with trophies.

Inaugurating the grand finale of the two-day event in the morning, Nasir Moinuddin Beary, Executive Director, Beary's Group, said that participation was more important than winning the competition.

He emphasised on creativity, a skill that is required more to succeed in life rather than academic qualifications. Mr. Beary also said that it is more important to be a good human being, and to allow other people to grow along with one's own growth.

S.M. Swathi, General Manager, Corporation Bank, who was the chief guest, said the young participants were lucky to have a platform available and they should use it as every field today offered opportunity unlike days before.

A notch higher

The dance contestants in the final rounds put in even sharper performances, and the enthusiasm matched that of the first day.

From Denna na denna to asato maa, each team outdid the other.

In contrast to the noise inside the dance venue, there was silence in the cartoon section as the participants was busy drawing, putting their thoughts onto paper with caricatures.

Upstairs of the Town Hall, groups of students were busy arranging flowers. A tuck here, a snip there and they set up the most vivid arrangements. Refreshingly, there were boys participating in the flower arranging competition.

The ‘rangoli' competition had an equal measure of creativity and colour. Within the space defined, they drew intricate, precise and attractive patterns.

In the debate on the subject of reality shows, the school teams contested with a range of reasons why reality shows were good or not.

On the whole, those “for” the subject group said that reality shows allowed a common person to become a celebrity, were an avenue to spot talent, and winners got big rewards.

They allow every opinion to be expressed, and let viewers decide on issues, and are truly democratic, said participants favouring reality shows.

On the other hand, those who spoke ‘against' said reality shows should be banned as they show crime and violence, use bad language, depict choreographed scenes as ‘real' and celebrate stunts that children copy.

They hurt participant's feelings, making them feel worthless, are predatory and not soothing as entertainment should be, said participants who spoke against such shows.

Dancing on skates

Nehal came up with a thrilling performance of Kathak on roller-skates. Her flawless movements, in spite of being on skates, left the audience spell-bound.

In the afternoon, a magic programme by Kudroli Ganesh captivated the audience with tricks and sleight of hand. Making coins appear and tearing up a newspaper and making it whole again, he had the children fascinated.

After the prize distribution, the audience literally took over the stage. The children broke into a song and dance on stage, in their seats and in the aisles.

The title sponsor for the event was the Corporation Bank, associate sponsor was Beary's Group, co-sponsors were Yenepoya University, P.A. College of Engineering, St.Joseph Engineering College and New Mangalore Port Trust (NMPT). Namma TV was the official telecast partner.

On Wednesday, 500 children forming 66 teams from 35 schools all in dance turned up. On Thursday, 800 children from 47 school participated in various categories.


The Hindu Young World Fest final results are:

Overall Champion - Sharada Vidyalaya, Mangalore

Indian folk dance

First: Ahima Shetty and party, St. Agnes Higher Primary School, Mangalore;

Second: Poorvi Baliga and party, Canara Higher Primary School, Mangalore;

Third: Nishmitha and party, Vidyaratna School, Deralakatte;

Indian classical dance

First: Deeksha and party, Canara High School (CBSE), Mangalore;

Second: Ramitha and party, Canara Higher Primary School, Urwa;

Third: Nehal and party, Sharada Vidyalaya, Mangalore;

Indian popular/film/western dance

First: Shinoj and party, Sharada Vidyalaya, Mangalore;

Second: Saloni and party, Canara Higher Primary School, Mangalore;

Third: Anjali and party, Canara (CBSE) School, Mangalore;


First: Shyam Nandan, Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara English Medium School, Ujire;

Second: Shubham R. Varnekar, St. Aloysius High School, Kodialbail;

Third: Shayan Raj, Amritha Vidyalaya, Mangalore;

Best Outstation Team: Sainik School, Kodagu


First: Aditi Upadyaya and Neha, Sharada Vidyalaya, Mangalore;

Second: Pramod Anchi and Goutham, Sainik School, Kodagu;

Third: Akshatha K and Nishal Nivya Rodrigues, St. Aloysius High School, Urwa;


First: Shriparna and party, St. Aloysius High School, Urwa; Second: Suprabha and party, Canara High School, Urwa; Third: Srilatha and party, Sri Vyasa Maharshi Vidya Peeta, Mulky;

Flower arrangement

First: Miral Mary and Team, St. Agnes Higher Primary School, Mangalore;

Second: Rhea Thomas and Team, Lourdes Central School, Mangalore;

Third: Sanketh Shetty and team, St. Aloysius High School, Urwa;

Cheer leaders

Winner: Kerala Samajam English Medium School, Mangalore;

Runner-up: Canara High School (Main), Dongarakeri, Mangalore.