North Paravoor surges to the top amid acrimony at youth fest

Allegations of foul play marred day two of the 30th edition of the Ernakulam Revenue School Youth Festival, which is being held in Muvattupuzha.

Published: 08th December 2017 01:10 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th December 2017 10:02 AM   |  A+A-

St Augustine GHSS, Kuzhipilli, which won the first prize in HS category group dance | Jainth Thomas Joseph

Express News Service

MUVATTUPUZHA : Allegations of foul play marred day two of the 30th edition of the Ernakulam Revenue School Youth Festival, which is being held in Muvattupuzha.The incident took place at Velloorkunnam temple auditorium during the performance of Kuchipudi in the upper primary school category. Alleging irregularity and foul play in the result, Fort Kochi resident Shameer, along with his daughter Sahala, who came second in the competition, created unruly scenes at the venue.Shameer alleged that Meenakshi, a student of Ernakulam St Teresa’s who emerged as the winner, had joined the competition in an illegal manner.

With the organisers ignoring his plea to review the result, Shameer and his daughter staged a sit-in protest. But the judges refused to budge, saying there is no option of making an appeal in the upper primary school category. The issue was settled after the intervention of the police and senior officials of the education department.Interestingly, Sahala was the winner of the competition that was held in North Paravoor last year.

HISS Edavanakkad that won the first prize in HSS category drama competition. Jeniffer Thomas was choosen the best actor who played the lead in the Kodali.The drama portrayed deforestration in a satirical manner | Jainth Thomas Joseph

Meanwhile, the second day also witnessed the rise of last year’s winners - North Paravoor - from the bottom as they vaulted to the top of the table by bagging 381 points. Aluva, which was leading the table after the proceedings on day one, was relegated to the second spot with 378 points. Trippunithura and Ernakulam continued their good show by claiming 368 and 358 points, respectively.North Paravoor is leading the higher secondary school category as well with 168 points, followed by Trippunithura and Kolencherry with 167 and 164 points, respectively. 

Today’s highlights

Venue 1: Town hall (Folk dance 9 am) 
Venue 2 : Town Hall
English Skit 9.30 am
Venue - 3: (Mela Auditorium)
Oppana 9 am
Venue -4 : (Vellurkunnam Temple Ootupura)
Sankrit fest 9 am
Venue- 5: (Vellurkunnam temple main hall)
Mohiniyattam 9 am
Venue- 6 : (Kochakkan Auditorium)
Vattappattu 9 am
Kolkali- 1 pm
Venue -7 : (Nirmala Junior Open stage)
Story Narration 9 am
Venue - 8 : (Nirmala HSS open stage)
Drama 9 am
Mime 4 pm
Venue -9 : (Nirmala HS classroom)
Speech 9 am
Recitation 1.45 pm
Aksharaslokam 4.30 pm
Venue -10 : (Nirmala HSS auditorium)
Vanchipattu 9 am

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