Manju Warrier recollects her 2nd prize during 1991 Kasaragod Arts Fest
When Kasaragod is hosting the State School Youth Festival once again, my mind also is flying back. Kasaragod was the venue of my first school youth festival.
It was 1991. I was studying in class 6. Then the competitions for all from class 6 to 10 were conducted together. I competed in Bharatanatyam event. Krishnan Master was my dance teacher. I won second prize in the event. Though later I won several first prizes in arts festivals, the first ever prize is still the sweetest.
Back then I did not feel arts festivals as a grand event. Also there were not many participants and audience. We stayed at a house. My parents also were with me. As Kasaragod hosts the school youth festival once again, I wish all the best to everyone who takes part in it.