Pune: Over 400 children of different age groups participated in the finals of the Kids Idol 2017, organised by Sakal Times Young Buzz, on Monday at Pune Central, University road. They enthusiastically dressed in various outfits, from cultural icons like Shivaji Maharaj to social messages of spreading awareness about hazards of plastic.
Many children dressed as freedom fighters like Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Subhashchandra Bose during the fancy dress competition.
Participation certificates were given to the children for their enthusiastic performance over the last few days. The children performed on different dance forms like Bollywood, jazz, hip-hop, classical and many more.
Speaking during the finals, Madhavrao Lolakpuri, Store General Manager at Pune Central, Shivajinagar, said that the experience for the children and parents matters the most.
“Kids Idol has always been the talk of the town and is much-awaited. We saw a huge turnout today. We strive to give our customers the best and the most innovative experience,” said Lolakpuri. Speaking to Sakal Times, judge Mrudang Desai said that the performances by the students were outstanding.
“Many children performed very well. It was very difficult to choose the winners. We have come up with various awards to include as many children as possible, as the performances were very beautiful,” added Desai. Special thanks to Alchemy Events and 5 Star Audio and Lights for the event.
Fancy dress competition
Group A – Winner - Yashita Shelke
Runner-up – Aarav Oswal
Runner-up- Arohi Rokade
Group B – Winner- Suhani Maheshwari
Runner-up –Akshara Shah
Runner-up – Vedanti Kautkar
Group A- Winner - Anushka Pawar
Runner-up – Atharva Mandhare
Group B- Winner- Shreya Kalokhe
Runner-up –Kshitija Kharat
Group A- Winner – Naitik Nagarkar
1st runner-up – Arpita Yewale
2nd runner up – Mrunmayee Shinde
3rd Runner-up – Ananya Borde
Group B- Winner- Arya Kokate
1st runner-up – Soham Nawale
2nd runner-up – Arya Kamble
3rd Runner-up – Soham Shete
Group C- Winner-Nirmiti Dharmadhikari
1st runner-up – Heeral Heda
2nd runner-up – Aditya Gore
3 rd Runner-up – Chetan Hadke
Arya Kokate was the Kids Idol 2017 winner for her outstanding performance, and she won a cycle.
Naitik Nagarkar, the second winner of Kids Idol 2017 won a gift voucher worth Rs 3,000 from Pune Central.
Arya Shinde, the third winner of Kids Idol 2017 won a gift voucher worth Rs 2,000 from Pune Central.
Shruti Velekar from All India Institute of Local Self-Government was given an encouragement award for her enthusiastic performance.