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Shri Krishna Katha Contest Season 3 - Winners

The Krishna Katha competition was held under the patronage of Sri Sri Vidyadheesha Teertha, pontiff of Sri Palimaru Mutt Udupi during Souramana Krishnashtami 2020. This was conducted with a view to inculcate the tradition of a family story time, where not only stories are passed from the elders to their next generation, but also family bonds are built, children are taught to appreciate our strong cultural roots, improve the power of imagination and importantly reduce screen time which has become a neccessary evil today.

Also, the emphasis is on mother tongue to simulate vocabulary and build a bond between the elder and the child in a language they can both communicate confidently.

In this aspect, everyone who participated is a winner as they partook love for Krishna as well as love for sowing the seeds of culture and tradition in the citizens of tomorrow. However, it is also important to have a spirit of healthy competition. This year we recevied a good number of entries in each of the 6 languages namely Kannada, Tulu, Tamil, Telugu, Konkani and Marathi. Entries were judged by a panel of able scholars on the basis of authenticity whether the story adheres to its orginal version in the scriptures,presentation skill, language maturity and simplicity, confidence of the participants and their ability to captivate the interest of the childern.

On these basis the following participants have been declared toppers in each language category.

Language Topper Video Link
Kannada Durgadheesha Hebbar https://youtu.be/hRnS_aL6ld4
Tulu Shubha Shrinivasa Upadhyaya https://youtu.be/Ef64JmfkXdk
Konkani Annapurna Pandita Malya https://youtu.be/mszLz2o286w
Marathi Mayur Kulkarni https://youtu.be/vlHVWVfqdBk
Telugu Haripriya S https://youtu.be/p-m6HAdOPZ4
Tamil Subhashini Hariprasad https://youtu.be/T9T-83vrFmk

The prizes will be sent over soon to the toppers. The ceritifcates to the partcipants will also be sent to them at the earliest.

Once again on behalf of the organising team, we congratulate everone who participated in the competition entusiastically and request your patronage in all our future endeavours.

By order of H.H. Sri Sri Swamijij

Dr. Vamshi Krishna Acharya
Director, Tattwa Samshodhana Samsat, Udupi