Children excel at Kids Idol 2017

Sakal Times
Tuesday, 26 December 2017

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.

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. 

Event-wise Results
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 

Model Hunt
    Group A- Winner - Anushka Pawar 
    Runner-up – Atharva Mandhare 
    Group B- Winner- Shreya Kalokhe 
    Runner-up –Kshitija Kharat 
Dance competition 
    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

Winners 
 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.

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