(Jan 19, 2017, DG): Kuchipudi and Mohiniyattam have always been 'glamour items' in Kerala's School Youth Festivals. When these contests took place last day, Malayalam actress Manju Warrier emerged as star of the day.
The actress hogged the limelight not because she turned up as a viewer at the venue. Instead, she had extended a helping hand to two students from poor background. They participated in Mohiniyattam and Kuchipudi and expressed gratitude to Manju.
Keerthana Krishnan, a plus one student of Mananthavady GVHSS, had received the star's guidance from ninth standard. "Manju chechi used to deposit Rs.25,000 in my account every year. She called me when I received first prize in the district Kalolsavam. She wished me good luck and this energy enabled me to give my best at this venue", Keerthana said while talking to Deepika newspaper.
Manu, a plus one student of Thonnakkal Govt. HSS took part in Kuchipudy. Manu too has received financial aid from Manju Warrier.