47th Kerala State Senior Football Championship (inter-district) is live and kicking at the floodlit Nehru Stadium, Nagampadam. The championship will run for 10 days with the Finals on Sunday, 3rd April 2011.
The opening match saw Team Wayanad triumph over Team Thiruvananthapuram (3-0). Kottayam’s first match is against Alappuzha, on Saturday, 26th at 06:00 pm
Kottayam entered the finals beating Wayanad in a match that reached a tie-breaker (5-3). In the finals, Kottayam will take on Kollam, who beat Ernakulam in the second semi final (2-0). The final match is scheduled for 06:00 pm at the Floodlit Nehru Stadium, Nagampadam.
Kollam won the championship beating Kottayam in the finals (4-0).
Kottayam’s hallmark-event and hallmark-venue re-joined and is a perfect match. The landscaped ground adds energy to the already active event.
Date: 28th January (Friday) – 6th February (Sunday) 2011 Time: 8.30 am to 8.30 pm Venue: Thirunakkara Grounds Entry fee: Rs. 5/- (Free entry for school students)
This year’s floor plan is radically different from the previous years’. Instead of isolated pavilions, this time the stalls are well connected with ample passages in between. Yes, it’s more spacious and dust-free too. This is one of the main reasons that set the Book Fair apart from the other events like the Flower Show where a fixed path is to be followed by the visitors. Once inside the the fair, you can move around freely.
Even when visitors come in large numbers, there is no fuss/rush. People move about and find publishers or books that interests them and stay engrossed. This makes noise and other distractions non-existent.
In all, our Book Fair is a great feel-good event.
See the video below to see what the fair is like this time. Photos follow.
The 51st Kerala School Kalolsavam (2011) took place during 18-23 January 2011.
Even though the Vandiperiyar incident forced last-minute changes to the schedule, the festival took place flawlessly. One day was cut short, making the 7-day schedule, a 6-day one. 30 competitions were rescheduled to accommodate this change. Even in this situation, competitions were finished before late night, contrary to the usual past-midnight experiences.
Stages, judging, food & accomodation, transportation were all excellent. There were almost no negative opinion about anything. Which, definitely is a MASSIVE ACHIEVEMENT. There weren’t any controversies either.
All in all, it was a fabulous never-before experience for Kottayam.
We would like to have more of it.
Can’t wait to play host again to such good times.