November 1, 2015
Cool Sunday Santhai offers its visitors an opportunity to mix shopping with entertainment. The 15th edition of this much-awaited two-day shopping festival is being organized at the R.S. Puram Ladies Club on October 31 and November This time the focus is on kids. All the events and competitions were planned keeping the kids in mind.
A busy Meena Krishnakumar, who hosts this grand shopping festival, outsourced the organizing of such activities to city-based event organizer Reena Kothari. “With Halloween Day coinciding with the Cool Sunday Santhai, I thought it would be nice to have the kids celebrate this day in style,” Reena says.
Day One of the Cool Sunday Santhai saw kids between the ages of seven and 12 dress up in characters to celebrate Halloween Day. Sharda Shah, who dressed up as a witch, won the first prize. Two boys, who came dressed like devils, won the second and third prizes.
On the concluding day, a cooking contest was organized for the kids. Kids were allowed to bring a dish that was prepared from home with help from their parents using paneer and milk. City’s well-known cook and baker Sangeetha Jain judged the contest.
“I am happy to be a part of the Cool Sunday Santhai and judge what the kids have presented today. I’m looking for presentation, innovation, and taste. It is very heartening to see that the kids have received a platform to present their culinary skills,” Sangeetha says.
Twelve -year-old Sharda Shah won the first place for her carrot halwa tart, an excellent blend of Indo-western cooking. Carrot halwa was placed in tarts and the dish was beautifully presented. Smeeta and Abhinaya also won prizes for their Rasmalai and Rasgulla respectively. The winners won gift hampers from Fun City and Maitou.