Young artists set stage on fire; unveil dancing skills

Students entertain to hilt at group dance contest organised by Deccan Herald and Prajavani

Electrifying performance of students of various colleges of Mysore in the Deccan Herald and Prajavani ‘group dance competition 2012’ organised as part of concluding event of the series of competitions conducted by the publication recently on account of Dasara festival here at Rani Bahadur Auditorium on Saturday, captivated the audience.

Mixture of folk, traditional, modern and fusion dance enthralled the diverse audience present at the  auditorium. Pizzazz performance of students confused the judges obviously to select the winners.

Participants with high spirits encouraged the co-participants greatly which proved their respect for the art. All of the participants in general made the audience tap their feet to the tune of their performing beats.

Be it dazzling fusion dance of Nidhi and group of Bahadur Institute of Management Studies who set the stage on fire with their modern moves or the Rajasthani dance for the famous Hindi song ‘Rangeela maro dholna’ by Maharaja Institute of Technology proved their skills in dance.

While the traditional and folk dance performance dominated the show, modern dance paved their way to make their performances a colourful part of the evening. Students of RMP PU College and Gopalaswamy PU college performed the kamsale brilliantly, while performers of Yuvaraja’s College, Sarada Vilas College, and another troupe of RMP college danced for fusion music.

Sundresh and folk department group of Manasagangothri showcased their skills of the puja kunitha and other group of the same college performed the dollu kunitha for which they have bagged three national awards.

Kumidini, Manjunath and N Niranjan Nikam were the judges for the event. Dollu Kunitha of Manasagangothri bagged the first prize while puja kunitha of the same college won second prize and Sarada Vilas College got third place. Gopalaswamy PU College and Maharaja Institute of Technology won the consolation prizes.

Mysore City Corporation (MCC) commissioner M R Ravi who distributed the prizes to the winners of the competition opined that such platforms assist the students to nurture their passion, interest by increasing their capability.

He observed that every failure in life is a lesson and every obstacle should be considered as a challenge. He called upon the students to dedicate themselves in any field which would surely reap them benefits.

Following is the list of winners of various competitions conducted by the group as a part of Dasara festival:

Doll show
First: Leelavathi Indresh
Second: C Nagaprasad
Third: M N Revathi Ramaswamy

Drawing and painting
First: Khaleek
Second: Gagan Gopal
Third: K R Divyashree

First: M V Smitha
Second:S Adhish
Third: Sachin

Quiz competition
First day
First: K S Deepthi
Second: Shankar
Third:Ruthurik Surya

Second day
First: Manchamma
Second: Punith
Third: Dharme Gowda

Third day
First: H R Meenakshi
Second: H R Brijesh
Third: H G Venkatesh

Fourth day
First: Mahadevaiah
Second: Varadaraju
Third: Shivaswamy

Fifth day
First: Sihimogge Ramesh
Second: C J Vishwas
Third: M Abhilash

Sixth day
First: Asha
Second: Suvarna
Third: Lakshmamma

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