Staff Reporter

Mar Ivanios College leads on third day with 95 points; strong competition in female individual category

KOLLAM: Colleges from Thiruvananthapuram maintained an impressive lead at the Kerala University Union Youth Festival 2009 on Thursday, the third day of the festival being held in Kollam.

Mar Ivanios College, Thiruvananthapuram, maintained the lead on Thursday too with 95 points (at 8 p.m.) and is almost certain to bag the overall championship.

The Swathi Tirunal College of Music, Thiruvananthapuram, is second with 61 points followed by Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, with 60 points.

Individual category

In the individual category, Vishnu Gopal of Government Medical College is leading with 24 points in the male category and will be declared Kala Prathibha on Friday.

Female category

In the female category, there is strong competition and depends on contests later in the day.

From Kollam colleges, Aswathy S. of TKM College of Engineering came first in cartooning; Sujeesh S. of Saint Gregorios College, Kottarakara, came first in recitation (Malayalam); Arun Raj N. of SN College, Kollam, came second in mimicry (male); and Volga R. of SN College for Women came second in recitation (Malayalam).

Education Minister M.A. Baby will inaugurate the valedictory function on Saturday evening at the SN College open air auditorium.

Actors Vineeth Srinivasan and Meera Nandan will give away the prizes.


Oppana: All Saints College, Thiruvananthapuram (first), Mar Ivanios College (second) and University College, Thiruvananthapuram (third).

Folk Dance (male): Sreekuttan, University College, Ivin J., Sri Swathi Thirunal College of Music and Aravind P. Menon, Government Dental College, Thiruvananthapuram.

Other forms of classical dance (female): Madhavi Chandran, All Saints College, Haripriya P., Mar Ivanios College, and the third prize shared by Aiswarya Rani, SN College for Women, Kollam, and Kathika Gopan, Sree Chitira Thirunal College of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram.

Quiz: Government Medical College, All Saints College and Sree Chithira Thirunal College of Engineering.

Recitation (Malayalam): Teenu Treesa P. of MBCET, Thiruvananthapurm, and Sujeesh S. St. Gregorios College, Kottarakara (both shared the first prize), Volga R. of SN College for Women, Kollam, and Sreedhu Mohan, Mohandas College of Engineering, Nedumangad.

Classical Music (female): Bhuvana M. of All Saints College, Vani Jayaram, Government Medical College and Sithara V., Kariyavattom University Campus.

Kathaprasangam: Lakshmi G., Lourde Matha College of Science and technology, Thiruvananthapuram, Nazmi Geeth, Sree Sankara Dental College, Varkala, and Meera M.S., Mar Ivanios College.

Recitation (English): Parvathy A.R., Government College for Women, Thiruvananthapuram, Indu Thampi, All Saints College, and Aardra Chandramauli, Sree Chithira Tirunal College of Engineering.