An event called the “Krishna Dress Competition” was held in Mangalore by Vijayavani in the month of September 2015 on the festive occasion of Sri Krishna Janmashtami. Readers were encouraged to photograph their children (below 10 years), all dressed up as little Krishna. With a panel renowned personalities, 35 best pictures were shortlisted and called to the Mangalore office of Vijayavani, at Kuluru, where the top 3 winners were felicitated and 7 consolation prizes were also given away. The 35 shortlisted pictures were published in Vijayavani’s Mangalore edition.
Guest of Honor, Mr. M. Venkatesh, Director of MRPL ( Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd ) expressed that presence & participation of children, in any environment, increases the overall positive energy and adds a lot of enthusiasm and joy. Readers could visualize Lord Krishna in these children.
Mr. Denis Goncsalvis, GM of the Bharat Autocars (Marketing ), Mr. Ram Mohan Pai, President of Canara Chamber of Commerce, Film actress Chirashree and Mrs. Lakshmi N. Kumaran, MRPL's General Manager, graced the occasion with their presence
Mr.Keerthi, a senior Photographer from Mangalore, was the judge for the competition.
Mrs. Vinutha, mother of Apeksha Tantri, who was awarded the First prize, shared her experience by appreciating the initiative taken up by Vijayavani to recognize the hidden talent of the parents as well as their children through this competition. They also shared the difficulties faced by them to get the right picture of their child.
The main sponsor of the event was Bharat Autocars. It was co-sponsored by - Benaka S.X (Udupi), Mother care (Udupi), Srinidhi Clay Industries, Kundapura, Prithvi Agencies, (Udupi), Ganesh Agro Sales & Service (Udupi).