by Adithi Shankar
Utsav Day 4
One would think that glamour had reached it’s pinnacle with the Fashion show. But the proud owner of 5 Michelin stars, Vikas Khanna, strutted in, with all his celebrated grandeur, and proved to be the biggest of all the stars. And such began the culmination of the extravaganza that was Utsav 2017.
Following performances by the winners of the major events of the fest, the Valedictory function commenced. Dr. Shobha U Kamath, the chairperson of the Cultural coordination committee welcomed the esteemed dignitaries. Following this, the Chief guest, chef Vikas Khanna, addressed the gathering, fondly referring to Udupi as his second home. Vasanthi R Pai, the First lady of MU and the guest of honor for the evening, presented Vikas Khanna with Mahotsav, the yearbook of the CCC. This was followed by the much anticipated announcement of the holiday on the 8th of April for all of MU by Pro chancellor HS Ballal. The vote of thanks was delivered by Sambit Das, the secretary of the CCC.
Tailing the valedictory function was the announcement of the championship trophies. KMC Mangalore clinched the winner’s trophy, with MCODS Manipal and MIT emerging first runners up, and MCODS Mangalore, the second runners up. Thus concluded the fantastic celebration of the arts, the Utsav in every sense of the word.
First Prize: KMC, Mangalore
Second Prize: MCODS, Manipal and MIT
Third Prize: MCODS, Mangalore