Mangaloreans Naina and Ashrita Win Times National Contest

Daijiworld Media Network – Mumbai (SP)

Mumbai, Feb 22: Naina Prakash Bhandary, working president of ‘Chinnara Bimba’, and Ashrita Shetty, have been chosen as the country’s fresh faces, after winning a contest organized by Bombay Times, a Times of India publication, for the college students from all over India, to pick ‘Clean and Clear Bombay Times Fresh Face – 2010’. The girls, both of whom hail from Tulunadu, have brought laurels not only to their homes, but also to the entire Tulunadu.

Naina and Ashritha

The final round of the contest had been held in the city on February 8. The awards were handed over at an impressive ceremony organized on February 15 at Hotel Leela Kempinski in Andheri here.

The judges put the finalists through a rigorous test of nerves, talents and intelligence to pick the winners. Finally, they crowned these two Kannadigas from Karnataka coast, as the Fresh Faces.

In the round meant to pick college students from the metro on January 27 last, Ashrita Shetty had emerged as the first runner up. Naina Prakash Bhandary had secured the second runner up spot.

In the contest that was held in colleges across prime cities in the country thereafter, 21 contestants had become eligible for the final round. Out of them, six had been named as finalists. From the ladies’ segment, Naina and Ashrita emerged as winners, after facing a tough challenge from other eligible candidates.

The contest was going on since the last six months. Thousands of students had cleared the first round of the contest.


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  • Harold D'cunha, Mangalore, India

    Tue, Feb 22 2011

    Tulunadu is rocking again. Great news those who love and appreciate achievements.
    Naina Prakash Bhandary & Ashrita Shetty, Congrats for winning a contest organized by Bombay Times, for ‘Clean and Clear Bombay Times Fresh Face – 2010’. We wish both of your great success.

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  • Austin Prabhu, Nantur/Chicago

    Tue, Feb 22 2011

    Congratulations to Naina and Ashrita on winning Times National Contest. Wish you all the best in your future endeavors and God bless.

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  • venu aalva, mangalore

    Tue, Feb 22 2011

    Wow itz indeed an ocassion for all of us to be proud !!! but hope they remember to acknowledge the wishes from people of tulunadu as they rise higher and higher....unlike aish...Any way KEEP IT UP Gals...!!!

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  • Dr S kamath, Mumbai

    Mon, Feb 21 2011

    Hi Naina and Prakashanna It is Great and Marveolous Congrats Keep it up

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  • John D'souza, Abu Dhabi / Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 21 2011

    Wow...that's cool...congrats...& all the best.

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