Report 

Sri Sumukhi Rajasekharan Memorial Foundation
1st Year Navarathri Kolu Contest - 2007
 
October 31, 2007 

For the first time, the "Mylapore Trio" of Sri Sumukhi Rajasekharan Memorial Foundation organized Navarathri Kolu Competition exclusively for the Chennai residents. Criteria were traditional Kolu, theme, creativity, decorations, hospitality etc....

The prizes were distributed by the chief guest Revathy Sankkaran, during a special function at Sri Dakshinamurthy Auditorium, Mylapore, on 28th October 2007. Though it was raining cats and dogs, all the prize winners were present. The audience was enthralled by the Bharatanatyam and Carnatic music performed by the Foundation children.
 

First, Second & Third Prize winners. Right to Left from Revathy Sankkaran

Prizes were sponsored by Smart Creations (Gold Lacquering of Metal Items). 
 
The Mylapore Trio organized the competition for the first time as an email/mail competition. Around 60 participants all over Chennai took part by sending their Kolu photos and the best once were visited and adjudicated by the judges. All the participants were given gift vouchers. The interesting feature is that, there were enquires even by the NRIs from the US to participate in this contest! 
 

All prize winners

Kolu contest winners
Rama Ramesh - Mylapore 1st Prize The story of Ganesha. (Ganapathi Bappa Moreya)
 Ranjana Balasubramaniyam Mandaveli 2nd Prize The description of Maha Meru (Sri Nagara Dharisanam)
Lakshmi Gopal Pallavaram 3rd Prize Five Mukthi Sthalas
 
Consolation prize winners
Prema Krishnamurthy
Santi Santhanakrishnan
Kalyani Sambandam 
Subashini Hariharan
Indrani Swaminathan.