Special Correspondent

TIRUCHI: Essay writing and oratorical contests for college students, conducted by the Sri Sringeri Sankara Mutt, Srirangam, in connection with the ‘vardhanthi’ of Sringeri Sankaracharya Sri Bharathi Theertha Mahaswamigal here recently, evoked a good response. Students from 13 colleges from Tiruchi and neighbouring districts participated in the contests. The following is the list of winners:

Essay writing: Tamil: 1. S. Manjula (Srimati Indira Gandhi College), 2. S. Vidya (Urumu Dhanalakshmi College), 3.A. Saranya (Saranathan Engineering College).

English: 1.S. Sai Sundar, 2. Jagadeesan (both SASTRA University), 3. K. Sangeetha (Seethalakshmi Ramaswami College).

Oratorical competition: Tamil: 1. T. Gayatri (Saranathan Engineering College), 2. S. Shanthi (Srimati Indira Gandhi College), 3. D. Priya (Seethalakshmi Ramaswami College) and S. Divya (Srimad Andavan College).

English: 1. R. Ramprakash (SASTRA), 2. B. Gajalakshmi and 3. R. Deepalakshmi (both from Shrimati Indira Gandhi College).

Prizes will be distributed at a function to be held on April 1, when the vardhanthi falls.