Staff Reporter

COIMBATORE: Three students from Coimbatore have won prizes at the State-wide Thirukkural Oratorical competition held by the Shriram Ilakkiya Kazhagam, a literary wing of the Sriram Group.

G. Nirmala, Sri Ramakrishna Matriculation Higher Secondary School, won the second place at the junior level. K. Karthika, Srinivasa Vidyalaya Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Udumalpet won the third place at the super senior level and B. Dhayalini of Alagappa Chettiyar Engineering College, Karaikudi, won the second place at the college level.

All prize winners would be given a shield and a certificate in addition to cash awards. They would be given away at the Aram Award ceremony to be held in May 2008.

A total of 1,802 students participated in the competition which were held at Chennai, Vellore, Coimbtaore, Sellam, Nellai, Madurai, Trichy and Puducherry.