Mangaluru: Konkani Natak Sabha® here (KNS) on Sunday organized the 51st elocution competition at Don Bosco Hall here. The competition was held in three categories – 5 to 10 years, 10 to 16 years and 16 to 35 years.
In the 5 to 10 year category 15 competitors from nine parishes took part in the competition. In the ladies category, Marita Lobo from Bondel parish bagged first place, Chrisel D’Souza Milagres parish stood second and Gleyon Mendonca from Ashoknagar parish bagged the third place. In gents category, Denith Rodrigues, from Bondel parish bagged the first place, Arvin Chris D’Cunha from Cordel parish stood second and Denzil Mervin D’Souza from Ammembal Parish took the third place.
In the 10 to 16 years category 28 competitors from 17 parishes took part in the competition. In ladies category Vencita Dias from Angelore parish bagged the first place, Alisha Velani Rodrigues from Gurpur parish stood second and Gladys Shaini Mascarenhas from Angelore parish was third. In gents category, Daniel Ignatius Martis, from Rujai Cathedral parish bagged first place, Aliston Shyam D’Souza from Valencia parish stood second and Lenn Shawn Sequeira from Derebail parish third place.
In the 16 to 35 years, ten competitors from seven parishes took part in the competition. In the ladies category Preema D’Souza from Derebail parish bagged first place, Ashel Riya Sequeira, Bondel Parish and Rishal D’Souza, Paldane shared second place and Brayana Mayola Tauro from Puttur parish third place. In gents category Loyston Floyd Fernandes from Milagres parish bagged first place and Santhosh Victor Gonsalves from Fajir parish stood second.
Francis D’Cunha, Philomena Tauro and Richard Moras were the judges of the competitions.
Vice president Sunil Menezes welcomed the gathering and proposed the vote of thanks. Raymond D’Cunha compered the programme, while Jossi Theodore introduced the judges. Ronald Tauro announced the results. Treasurer Jerry Concessao, convenor Clitus Lobo, Praveen Rodrigues, CJS, Adolphus Cutinha among others were present.
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