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Thursday, August 14, 2014

CLASSIC SINGER TENKASI 2013-14; Singing Competition in Tenkasi, Tirunelveli District, Tamil Nadu

CLASSIC SINGER TENKASI 2013-14: Singing Competition in Tenkasi, Tirunelveli District, Tamil Nadu was a pioneering effort by our L.N.Charitable Trust, Melagaram, Tenkasi and was received well.

What thought of as a small effort, received its big bang when more than 250 students of Class 6,7 and 8 from all schools within Tenkasi Education District took part in the first selection round in November, 2013. After five selection rounds, we selected 24 students to contest in the Quarter Finals held on 29th December, 2013. 16 of them moved to Semi Finals held on 4th January, 2014. Eight qualified to contest in the Finals held on Saturday, the 11th January, 2014.

The winners were:

First: Master H.Balasubramanian, Bharath Montessori Matric.Higher Secondary School, Ilanji

Second: Miss.Parameswari, S.R.M. Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Shencottai

Third: Master Harish from Bharath Montessori Matric Higher Secondary School, Ilanji.

The winner was awarded the title: CLASSIC SINGER TENKASI 2014 besides a cash prize of Rs.10000. The first and second runner-ups received cash awards of Rs.5000 and Rs.2000 respectively.

The highlight of the finals was the presence of Smt.Dr.Latha Varma, Principal, Sri Sathguru College of Music, Madurai and the internationally acclaimed carnatic music vocalists and violinists Sow. Akkarai S.Subhalakshmi and Akkarai S.Sornalatha. We thank them for their presence and support.

The remaining following five contestants received a consolation award of Rs.500 each:

Miss. Saraswathi, Manjammal Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Tenkasi

Miss. Sumathi, Siva Saraswathi Higher Secondary School, Aykudi

Miss.Vaishnavi Jeyalakshmi, S.R.M. Government Girls Hr.Sec.School, Shencottai

Miss. Jumana, St.Joseph's Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Shencottai

Miss.Harini, Bharath Montessori Matric Hr.Sec.School, Ilanji

We congratulate all the winners and their parents.

We thank all our friends, relatives, sponsors, parents, students, volunteers, judges and the media for their support to the program.

We thank Sri Lakshmana Perumal for organizing the orchestra for the quarter, semi and finals competition.

The entire program was telecast by Mayuri T.V and we thank them.

The Tenkasi-Shencottai Public Library Vasagar Vattam co-sponsored the program and we thank them for their unstinted support.

We also thank the management, teachers, staff and volunteers of Bharat Montessori Matric Hr.Sec.School for providing their auditorium and other facilities for conducting the program.

Our thanks to Sri Shajahan from Madurai 'Hello F.M.' for agreeing to be a judge for the finals. 

We thank SAKTHY audio systems for the excellent audio arrangement.

Importantly, we thank Sri Dr. Madurai K.Thiagarajan, Asst Professor, Mridangam, Sri Sathguru College of Music, Madurai and Mrs.Kanthimathi and Mr.Mohana Krishnan of Bharath Montessori Matric Hr.Sec.School for their continuous support to all our efforts.

We thank everyone else, whether their names are mentioned here or not for their support.

Watch the abridged video of the finals of the program.

T N Neelakantan

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