Pictures from the Katka Kasadara Competition (2016)
(TYO UK) organised the grand finals of the sixth annual Thirukkural competition Katka Kasadara to mark Thai Pongal and Tamil New Year. The event took place on Saturday 16th January 2016 in Lewisham, London, where TYO UK members also celebrated the traditional festival of Pongal and Tamil New Year.
Katka Kasadara has been successfully held by TYO UK for the past five years, kick starting its fifth annual competition holding three of its regional rounds on Saturday 10th January 2015 at North West London, South East London and South West London. The last of its regional round was held on Sunday 11th January 2015, at North East London. Although Katka Kasadara is a London based competition, we had a great interest from participants outside of London, ranging from Kent to Milton Keynes.
Katka Kasadara has been successfully held by TYO UK for the past four years, kick starting its fourth annual competition on Sunday 13th October 2013 at North East London, followed by the North West London, South West London regional rounds taking place on Saturday 19th October 2013 and South East London on Sunday 20th October 2013.
Katka Kasadara-3 kick started with its first regional round in South East London on the 8th December 2012 followed by its other 3 regional round in SW London, NE and NW London on the 15th and 16th December 2012 respectively.
For the second year running TYO UK’s KatkaKasadara was an immense success. The finals took place on the 18thFebruary at the HighgatehillMurugan Temple. Having held the regional rounds at various locations in London the finalists came together to compete against one another. The panel of judges had an enormous task of choosing the top three contestants from each age group.
Katka Kasadara was the only one of its sort to be held in London with two rounds of tough contestants. The first round was held in the four London regions boasting an outstanding turnout of over 200 participants. The top three competitors were carefully selected by our panel of top judges. The judges informed TYO of the daunting task of having to eliminate and select the top three winners from each region. It wasn’t made easy for them having such talented strong competitors.