Mangalore, Aug 14: Shri Krishna Vesha Competition, a national-level Childrens Festival will be held at Kadri Shri Manjunatha Temple on August 17 Sunday.
Addressing the press meet held at Patthmudi Saudha on August 14, Wednesday, Pradeep Kumar Kalkura, president of Kalkura Prathishtana said that this year, competition will be held in 19 categories 8 venues including Shri Krishna Janmamahotsava Samithi Main Stage, Abhishek Hall First and Second Floor, Manjushree, Shri Ganapathy Temple, Kalyana Mantapa, and Near Kadri Kere Ashwatta Katte from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The cultural programs will be held from 12 noon to 12 midnight.
Children interested to participate can take part in categories like Kanda Krishna for kids below the age of one, Muddu Krishna for children below the age of two (mothers can accompany children on stage), Thunta Krishna for children in the age group of 2 – 3, Bala Krishna for nursery and LKG kids, Kishora Krishna for UKG and Std. I kids, Shri Krishna for kids from Std. II, Std. III, and Std. IV, Geetha Krishna for children upto Std. VII (create Geethopadesha situation with costumes), Yaksha Krishna for children till Std. X (required to wear Yakshagana costumes), Radha Krishna and Yashoda Krishna for women and children up to 12 years of age, Shankanada with traditional costumes in two categories for kids up to Std. VII, Shankha Udgosha for children above Std. VII and open for with traditional costume. Devaki Krishna for mothers and their children, and Vasudeva Krishna for parents (men or women) and their children (no plastic baskets not allowed). Nanda Gokula has been organized for a group of 5 people of any age group to present an episode from the life of Lord Krishna.
A category Bala Krishna quiz competition for students up to Std VII and Shri Krishna Quiz will be held for children above Std. VII, which do not need traditional costume. Apart from it a special category has been introduced titled ‘Krishna Photography’ which requires participants to attend with costume of Krishna with attractive pose at the stage in Temple premises. The special category known as Sri Krishna Varna Vaibhava drawing competition will be held which is open to all and c,ommence,s from 10 am at temple premises.
Kadri Navneeth Shetty spoke on the occasion and said that each participant will receive a panchaloha idol of Udupi Kadagolu Krishna, a certificate, Bhagavathgeetha, a cloth bag, and prizes. The organizers will also serve hot milk, ice cream, and peda to the children.
For details, contact Kadri Navneeth Shetty (2213061, 94481-23061), Gokul K (2214176), and Dayanand Kateel (2493089), Sudhakar Rao Pejawar (2214093, 9448545578).
Poornima Bhat, Janardhan Hande, Ratnakar Jain, Dayananda Kateel, M. Prabhakar Joshi, Leela Udpadyay and Vijayalakshmi Shetty among other were present.