District Revenue Officer P. Ramar and Personal Assistant to Collector (General) S. Sivarasu, disbursed cash prizes to winners of competitions conducted by the Tamil Development Department at the government arts college here on Tuesday.

The department conducted competitions in poetry recitation, essay writing, and elocution. While winners got Rs. 10,000, the runners-up got Rs. 7,000. As many as 59 students from 20 colleges and 68 students from 24 schools participated in the competitions.

The following are the winners:

Poetry: 1. N. Vimala, Lakshmi Ammal College of Education, Dharmapuri. 2. T. Usharani of Sri Vijay Vidyalaya Arts and Science College, Dharmapuri.

Essay: 1. Lakshmi, Sri Vijay Vidyalaya Arts and Science College, Dharmapuri. 2. M. Satya, Government Arts College, Dharmapuri.

Elocution: 1. K. Thamizharasi, Government Arts College, Dharmapuri. 2. A. Vikram of Pariyar University College, Harur.


Poetry: 1. M. Akilan, Sri Vijay Vidyalaya Boys Higher Secondary School, Dharmapuri. 2. N. Sathish Kumar, Government Higher Secondary School, Indoor.

Essay: 1. P. Yazhini, Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Adhiyamaankottai.

2. M. Renuka, Avvaiyar Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Dharmapuri.

Elocution: 1. A Rizwana, Government Higher Secondary School, Jakkasamuthiram. 2. M. Thamizhinian, Sri Vijay Vidyalaya Girl Higher Secondary, Dharmapuri.