It was a small gathering on Sunday morning at the Archdiocesan Pastoral Centre in San Thome. The occasion – to share the prizes won by families who had created the best cribs this Christmas in this area.
49 families including 4 non-Christian families took part in this contest which was judged by youth activist Deepak, who is also known for creating large cribs with sound and light effects.
Over two days, Deepak and photographer R Saravanan crisscrossed the area to look at the cribs and chose five families to get the top prizes – a star-image trophy and a cheque.
The winners were – Gandhi, Johnson and Charles, Daniel Sebastian, Srikala and Nivedita and Jagan and Joshua.
Seven others were also given prizes. All participants received certificates to acknowledge their creativity.
Senior San Thomite F J Vincent, a travels consultant and community activist gave away the prizes.
This event was run by Mylapore Times for the first time. The newspaper also runs the annual Navaratri Kolu Contest.