Just four points separate the two as penultimate day draws to a close
Thrissur continued to breathe heavily down Kozhikode’s neck at the State School Art Festival.
With just a day left for the competition to end, the reigning champion is just four points ahead of Thrissur. Kozhikode, aiming for a seventh title in a row, had 868 points, followed by Thrissur (864), Malappuram (837), Palakkad (834), Kannur (827), Ernakulam (823), Kottayam (782), Thiruvananthapuram (771) and Alappuzha (765).
Day six also drew big crowds across all venues and there was a pleasant mix of art forms. Group dance was the most popular event of the day, and Kottappadi Ground was packed till late into the night. There was also large crowd at the main venue of MSP Parade Ground which hosted Mimicry, Arabanamuttu and Kolkali.
Kathakali too attracted a packed house at Municipal Town Hall. As did the light music competitions at the Rose Lounge, where girls outshone boys with considerable ease.
The following are the results of events held on Saturday. The results are in the first, second, and third prize order.
Mimicry (girls): Janvy George (HHSIBS HSS Edneer, Kasaragod); Iris Abraham (St. Joseph’s HSS, Paingottoor, Ernakulam); K.U. Anjali Krishna (GKVHSS, Eriyad, Thrissur).
Mimicry (boys): S. Adarsh (St. Stephen’ss HSS, Keerampara,Ernakulam); S. Sooraj (GHSS Vettathur, Malappuram); Ebi Mathew (GHSS Karunagappally, Kollam).
Light Music (Boys): V.G. Hari Krishnan (GVHSS Atholi, Kozhikode); R. Ananthakrishnan (GHSS Ayaparampu, Alappuzha) & Vishnu. S. Janardhanan (PEM HSS, Perinthalmanna, Malappuram); Abhijith T. Ajith (MGMNSS HS, Lakkattoor, Kottayam)
Chakyarkoothu (Boys): R.L. Anantha Krishnan (Lourde Mount HSS, Vattappara, Thiruvananthapuram); K.N. Yadukrishnan (Sri Krishna HSS, Guruvayur, Thrissur); O.K. Parameswaran Namboothiri (GBVHSS, Madayi, Kannur).
Tabla: C.T. Athira (GHSS Kokkallur, Kozhikode); K.P. Sameel Sikkani (Navamukunda HSS, Thirunavaya, Malappuram); T. Arjun (Govt. VHSS Kadirur, Kannur).
Ottan Thullal (Girls): Shilby Babu (GHSS Pattambi, Palakkad) & T.K. Devika (SNMHSS, Parappangadi, Malappuram); Haritha Hari (Model Boys HSS, Attingal, Thiruvananthapuram); K. Arya Krishnan (GHSS Vadakara, Kozhikode).
Folk Dance (Girls): Ardra. P. Santhosh (MSM HSS, Kayamkulam, Alappuzha) & T. Athira (TRKHSS, Vaniyamkulam, Palakkad); V. Riya Ramesh (GGHSS Madappalli, Kozhikode); Sruthi V. Pillai (Lourde Matha EMHS, Kovilthottam, Kollam).
Ghazal: Shasna Parvin (GHSS Kuthuparamba, Kannur); Gayathri Krishnan (GAV BHS Thazhava, Kollam); V. Divya (SDV GHS, Alappuzha) & Aysha Shirin (ICA EHSS, Vadakkekkad, Thrissur)
Kathakali (Boys): G. Govind (GHS Pooyappally, Kollam); Vivek G. Nampoothiri (St. John’s HSS Mattom, Alappuzha); Arjun Subramanian (Jyothi Nilayam HSS, Thiruvananthapuram)
Mappilappattu (Boys): P.K. Naseeb (GMV HSS, Nilambur, Malappuram); P.B. Muhammed Rafi (Al Ameen HS, Kecheri, Thrissur); C. Muhammed Rashid (CHMHS Kavumpady, Kannur)
Group Dance (Girls): K. Uma Bhattathirippad & party (Silver HillsHSS, Kozhikode) & Riddhima T. Jilsu (SHC GHSS, Thrissur); Nikhila N. Kumar & party (BSS GHSS, Alathur, Palakkad); M. Meha & party (St. Mary’s GHS, Kokkanissery, Kannur)
Kathaprasangam: Akhila Thomas & party (Nirmala EMHS, Aluva, Ernakulam); J. Arya & party (Vimala Hridhaya GHSS, Kollam); J.V. Sangeetha & party (Darshana HSS, Nedumangad, Thiruvananthapuram)
Vattappattu: P. Mohammed Ajsal (PKMMHSS, Edarikode, Malappuram); A. Ajmal Nishad (PPMHSS, Kottukara, Malappuram); C. Arshad (CHMHSS, Elayavoor, Kannur)
Arabanamuttu: P.P. Ashik Mohammed & party (EMEAHS Kondotty, Malappuram); Abhuthahir & party (MPM HS, Thammanam, Ernakulam); A.M. Mohammed Musthafa & party (New HSS Nellimood, Thiruvananthapuram) and B. Afridi Miyan & party (Assisi EMHSS, Kanjikode, Palakkad)