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Children decked up to celebrate Krishna Jayanthi

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Fancy that!Participants at the fancy dress competition held on Krishna Jayanthi at Besant Lodge in Thanjavur on Monday.Photo: B.Velankanni Raj
Fancy that!Participants at the fancy dress competition held on Krishna Jayanthi at Besant Lodge in Thanjavur on Monday.Photo: B.Velankanni Raj

They were in the garb of various gods and goddesses in the Hindu pantheon. There were a few who dressed like Swami Vivekananda, Mahatma Gandhi and Veera Pandiya Kattabomman. The fancy dress competition organised by Sri Vivekananda Seva Sangam on Monday to mark Krishna Jayanthi attracted 150 children from various schools. They portrayed Lord Krishna and Radha, Lord Krishna playing flute, and Lord Krishna dancing and rearing cows. Some portrayed Lord Muruga, Siva, and Parvathi. Those in the garb of leaders delivered talks that inspired audience.

According to Swami Krishnanantha of the sangam, the sangam has been organising for the fifth year various competitions for school children to celebrate Krishna Jayanthi. The competitions were on drawing, moral story narration, music, essay, oratorical, Ramayana, Mahabharatha, and a quiz on freedom movement. It was a one-month programme in which nearly 5,000 students participated and it culminated in the fancy dress competition held at Sri Besant Lodge. Savithiri Gopal, chairperson of Thanjavur municipality, distributed prizes. M.Singaravelu, member of the sangam, presided over the meeting. Swami Krishnanda of the sangam offered felicitations. S.Kunjithapahtam, member of the sangam, participated in the programme.

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