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Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi (TP/JD)
Udupi, Nov 6: Anwitha Rai Karkala and Harshith Batwala won the fifth edition of “Rangina Rangoli 2023” rangoli making competition organised by Daijiworld Udupi, Kishoo Enterprises in association with St Mary’s English Medium School, Kannarpady in the under 16 and above 16 categories respectively.
The winners were awarded with Rs 4,000 cash prize, trophy and certificate each.
The competition was held on Sunday, November 5, at St Mary’s English medium school Kannarpady, Udupi.
In the under 16 category, Adithi Udupi and Vaishnavi Manipal won the second and third prizes along with a cash prize of Rs 3,000 and Rs 2,000 respectively. Sneha Shettigar, Prarthana P Acharya, and Sanvi Ravindra won the consolation prizes and they were awarded with Rs 1,000 cash prize, trophy and certificates.
In the above 16 category, Meghashree Kunjibettu and Nagendra Kota won the second and third prize respectively. They were awarded with Rs 3,0000 and Rs 2,000 cash prizes along with trophy and certificate.
Vidya Vishwesh Manipal, Surekha Bhat Parkala, Jyothi C Shet Kunjibettu won the consolation prizes. They were awarded with Rs 1,000 cash prize, trophy and certificates.
The event was inaugurated by 'Chaink Paink' Kundapura Kannada comedy series fame Likitha Shetty Boodadi, Dinesh Acharya Chempi and Naveen Dsouza Brahmavar.
On the occasion, Likitha Shetty said “Try to make rangoli using rice flour, this has been a very old tradition. Let us continue this tradition. Participate with a competitive spirit.”
Dinesh Acharya Chempi speaking about the importance of celebrating Deepavali and rangoli making said “Rangoli is one among the perishable traditions of us. It is commendable that all the participants have still been practicing and taking it forward. I have also prepared Rangoli during my college days and even now I am doing it. Rangoli making is an age-old tradition, every line of rangoli creates a different vibe. Rangoli making creates positive vibes within us and decreases negativity. Deepavali is a largest celebration for us, we have a responsibility to transfer the traditional flavour of this festival to upcoming generations. I commend the efforts of Daijiworld Udupi, Kishoo Enterprises, St Mary’s English medium School (CBSE), Kannarpady for their initiative.”
Justin Dsilva, staff correspondent, welcomed the gathering. Hafaz Rashad, video editor proposed the vote of thanks.
Poornima Janardhan and Neetha Prabhu were the judges of the competition. Rita Quadrous, vice principal St Mary’s English medium school (CBSE) Kannarpady Udupi was the chief guest for the valedictory programme.
Poornima Janardhan sharing the experience of judging the competition said, “Rangina rangoli competition by Daijiworld Udupi, Kishoo Enterprises is taking new form each year. The rangoli art by contestants has different colours and different styles. Creativity is looked at, use of colours and utilisation and cleanliness of the area is looked at in judgement. Even though Daijiworld is a regional channel it has global reach and recognition. It has always provided opportunities to different people in different fields in the locality.”
On the occasion she requested all the competitors to practice this art everyday at home and wished best of luck to all the competitors.
Meenakshi, video editor, welcomed the gathering. Vote of thanks was proposed by Jeevan D’costa, staff correspondent. Pragathi Puthran anchored the programme.
The event was organised with the matriculated support, planning and guidance of Kishore Gonsalves, managing director Kishoo Enterprises and Kevin Rodrigues, manager Daijiworld Udupi.
Below 16 category:
First : Anwitha Rai Karkala
Second: Adithi Udupi
Third : Vaishnavi Manipal
Consolation prizes: Sneha Shettigar Kolalgiri, Prarthana P Acharya Hiriyadka and Sanvi Ravindra Kalyanpura.
Above 16 category:
First : Harshith Batwala
Second : Megashree Kunjibettu
Third: Nagendra Kota
Consolation prizes : Vidya Vishwesh Manipal, Surerkha Bhat Parkala, Jyothi G Shet Kunjibettu.