Koyilandy sub-district wins championship in high school category with 310 points

After a close fight, the Kozhikode City sub-district emerged overall champions in the higher secondary school-level (HSS) competitions held as part of the Revenue District School Art Festival at Vadakara as the event concluded on Saturday.

The sub-district came first with 344 points. It stood second in the high school (HS) category with 309 points.

In 2012 too, the contestants of the city sub-district had emerged overall champions. This year, they lost the first position in the high-school (HS) category by one point. Koyilandy educational sub-district emerged winners in the category with 310 points. They also bagged the second position in the HSS category with 322 points.

In the upper primary (UP) section, the Perambra educational sub-district bagged the first position with 140 points. Koyilandy educational sub-district came second with 131 points. Schools that topped in various categories included Silver Hills HSS, Kozhikode and St. Francis English Medium U.P. School, Perambra.

Though the winners managed to spice up the valedictory session with their jubilance and hurray, the crowd was minimal in almost all venues on the concluding day as most of the popular stage items including dance and classical items came to a close on Friday. Only the venues of orchestra and mimicry could draw a fairly good audience.

Minister for Panchayats and Social Welfare M.K. Muneer gave away the prizes on Saturday. District panchayat president Kanathil Jameela presided over the function.

The organising committee of the festival, comprising teaching staff and people’s representatives, had made elaborate arrangements for the hosting of the five-day fair. Altogether, 16 venues, including the main one at St. Antony’s High School, had been arranged in and around Vadakara.

According to the organisers, over 5,000 candidates representing 17 educational sub-districts took part in the event. “Other than minor criticisms against the judging panel raised by some contestants, there were hardly any problems in the overall conduct,” they said. For the announcement of results, the organising committee had launched the blog, kalolsavam.kkd.blogspot.in, with the support of technically competent students. A panel of teachers was assigned to monitor the data upload process and ensure accuracy in the announcement of results. Several sponsors teamed up with the organising committee to meet the festival expenses and prepare the venues. The round-the-clock presence of the police and Student Police Cadets ensured hassle-free conduct of the events, they said.

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