Karnataka team makes home State proud

Karnataka team makes home State proud

The participants from Karnataka kept the State flag flying high by winning eight prizes at the five day National Youth Festival in Mangalore which concluded Monday.

The participants bagged first prizes in folk song, Kuchipudi, classical vocal Hindustani and Sitar. Karnataka has also bagged second prizes in Bharathnatyam, classical vocal Carnatic, and third prizes in Harmonium and Tabla.

The winners in folk dance are Manipur (I), Assam (II) and Odisha (III). In the folk dance category, the winner received cash prize of Rs 60,000, Rs 32,000 and Rs 20,000 respectively.

In the folk song category— Karnataka (I), Madhya Pradesh (II) and Maharastra (III). The winners of folk dance received Rs 30,000, Rs 20,000 and Rs 10,000 respectively.
One-Act Play— Kerala and Haryana (I), Punjab and Orissa (II) , Andra Pradesh and Bihar (III). The winners received Rs 36,000, Rs 24,000 and Rs 12,000 respectively.
Classical dance-Manipuri— Nikhi from Assam (I), Debagana Chakrabarthy from West Bengal (II)Sudheep Kumar Ghosh from Manipur (III)
Classical Dance-Bharathanatyam— Meghana C M from Kerala (I), Anil V Iyer from Karnataka (II), Jaitha Ghosh from West Bengal (III).
Classical Dance- Kathak—Poornasri from Tripura (I), Manav from Madhya Pradesh (II), and Antharlina from West Bengal (III).
Classical Dance- Kuchipudi— Archana from Karnataka (I),Ashwathi from Kerala (II), Sreesha from Andhra Pradesh (III).
Classical Dance- Odissi— Sudha Mukhopadaya from Delhi (I), Karabi Kadambini from Odisha (II) and Kalyani Pangre from Madhya Pradesh (III).
Classical Vocal Hindustani— Shivani from Karnataka (I), Gaurav Pathak from Chattisgarh (II), Inam Biswas from West Bengal (III).
Classical Vocal Carnatic—Askahayan from Delhi (I), Usha H from Karnataka (II) and Karthikeyan from Kerala (III).
Harmonium: Goa (I),  Himanshi Sharma from Haryana (II), Asim from Himachal Pradesh and Sukrab Mulla Karnataka (III).
Elocution— Alok Tiwari from Delhi (I), Mohammed Fayaz Khan from Chattisgarh (II) and Harshavardhan Singh from Bihar (III).
Tabla— Pinaki Chakrabarthy from West Bengal (I), Manmohan Preeth Singh from Punjab (II), Karthik D from Karnataka (III).
Mridangam—Praveen Sharma from Kerala (I), Roopesh from Maharastra (II) and Gyan Singh from Punjab (III).
Flute— Sanjay Banerjee from West Bengal (I), Partha Sarkar from Chattisgarh (II) and Avadooth Padke from Maharastra (III).
Veena— Nisha from Kerala (I), T Aparna from Andhra Pradesh (II), and A P Singh from Punjab ( III).
Sitar—Moshin Khan from Karnataka (I), Jaspreeth Singh from Punjab (II) and Sooraj from Haryana (III).
Guitar— Arun Prashanth from Kerala (I), Bharath Sharma from Delhi (II), Maharastra (III).
Winners speak
“It was dream come true for us,” said Nanjappa from Matra Bhoomi Yuvaka Sangha, Mandya, which received the first place in the Folk song competition. The team that represented in this genre had practiced since two months.

“We are very happy that we won the competition for our State in our State. We shall also get an opportunity to partake in the International Youth Festival. The entire team is all set to make India proud at international-level,” he adds.

Team Assam, which received the second place in the folk dance competition, could not contain their excitement. “Our state will be very proud of us. We had practiced for a month and now all our efforts are paid,” says Nomita Deka from the team. “We have to perform in Mangala Stadium. The crowd is huge and we are nervous but once on stage all our fear will disappear,” she says.

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