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This is the internet version of the Kerala Center News letter. Vol.2 , 2000
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Millennium Youth Festival Part 1 ( Kerala Festival ) Saturday, April 8, 2000 Report by: Joseph K. Joseph Competition and & Cultural program Chairperson
Millennium Youth Festival Part1 was held on Saturday the 8th of April,2000 from 10 AM at the Kerala Center. The Program began with the traditional lighting of the lamp and the prayer by Mrs. Saraswathy Nair, followed by 'VANDE MADARAM' sung by Mr. Varghese Athimootil. The Millennium Youth Festval Part1 competitions followed.It was a very successful program acclaimed by all for quality and planning. The children's performance were superior and classic.The entire audience appreciated the the excellent perfomance of our children in Indian Dance, Music and other Talents. Master Nicholas Athimootil, a five year boy from Albany stole the hearts of every one by his super perfomance in the Fancy Dress. Miss. Archana Philip Scored the Heighest grade points in the competitions.
The Competition came to an end by 4.PM followed by a seminar jointly organised by GOPIO and NIAASC. Mr. J. Mathew , Former president of FOKANA and Editor of 'JANANI' made a presentation on the theme "ROLE OF KERALITES ABROAD IN THE NEW MILLENNIUM" . Dr. Thomas Palackal, Mr. M. T. Anthony, Mr. E. M. Stephen, Dr. Paulson, Mr. Cherian Charuvila and many others actively participated in the debate attended by nearly three hundred people.
Food and Beverages were provided by Malabar Palace, India Corner and Santoor Restaurant. Kerala Festival came to an end at 8.00 PM. List of winners of Youth Festival Part 1 is given below.
Items for Competitions and Prize Winners Sub-Juniors: (Age up to 7 years) Coloring/Painting/Cartoons First Prize : Showne Philip Maramangalam Second Prize : Remy Jose Fancy Dress: First Prize : Nicholas Athimoottil Second Prize : Remy Jose Light Vocal- Solo: First Prize :Maryann Thaila Second Prize : Nicholas Athimoottil Ligh Vocal -Group: First Prize : Merylyn Athimoottil & group Juniors (Age 8-11 yrs) Light Vocal- Solo: (one contestant) First Prize : Merylyn Athimoottil Classical Dance Solo: (Total three contestants) Prize Name Points First : Melvin Verghese 52 Second : Tina Verghese 50 Third : Reshmi Nair 49 Classical Dance - Group: (one group) First Prize :Jaimy Vettichira and group Folk Dance -Solo (total six contestants) Prize Name Points First : Christina George 61.5 First : Lincy Thottathil 61.5 Second : Merylyn Athimoottil 59.5 Third : Reshmi Nair 48.0 Third : Melvin Verghese 48.0 Folk Dance-Group: (one group) First : Jaimy Vettichira and group Intermediate (Age 12-15 yrs) Light Vocal- Solo ( one contestant) First Prize : Archana Philip Classical Dance Solo: (total 6 contestants) Prize Name Points First : Sheryl Rajan 89.5 Second : Archana Philip 87.5 Second : Remmya Nair 87.5 Third : Elizabeth Mathew 84.5 Classical Dance - Group: (two groups) Prize Name Points First : Archana Philip Pooja Remya Nair Sherly etc. 61 Second : Smitha Jamie Elizabeth etc. 51 Folk Dance -Solo: (total four contestants) Prize Name Points First : Archana Philip 108.5 Second : Remmya Nair 92.5 Third : Anitha Alex 90.0 Folk Dance-Group: (one group) First Prize : Sherly Kottupally & group