Alors, On Chante! – French music resounds in Hyderabad

The tightly contested Edition 1 of <<Alors, On Chante!>>, the first of its kind French singing contest for French language students of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, presented and piloted by Alliance Française of Hyderabad, reached its culmination with an equally spectacular award ceremony held at Novotel Hyderabad International Convention Centre. The presentation party consisted of M. Thierry Berthelot, Consul General of France in Bangalore, Dr. Samuel Berthet, Director, Alliance Française of Hyderabad, Mr. Alexandre Lebraud, General Manager, Safran Electrical & Power India, Manish Dayya, General Manager, Novotel HICC, Ms. Gayatri Sivapurapu, Industrialisation Manager, Safran Aircraft Engines, Mr. Jaywant Naidu, Musician and EC Member of AF Hyderabad, Mr. Hans van der Sluys, Partner, Scan 360, Mr. Madhava (Mike) Reddy Yatham, Proprietor, Rotomaker  Studio and RIFTI, and Mr. Francois Xavier Mortreuil, Attaché for Sciences and Higher Education, South Region. The event compered by Shanthala Veigas, our Culture and Communications Coordinator, saw live performances by the winners with the winners, their parents, representatives of schools, special invitees and dignitaries in attendance. The audience was mesmerised by the talent of our little stars. The first Edition truly proved to be a precursor for greater things to come.

Félicitations to all the participants and the outstanding awardees of Edititon 1 which received entries from almost all schools teaching French in their curriculum. The podium finishers are:

Category 1:

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1st place: Rachel San Sam, Grade 6, Delhi Public School Nacharam
2nd place: Anavankot Karishma, Grade 6, DPS Nacharam
3rd place: Akshay Nidichenametla, Grade 4, DPS Nacharam

Category 2:

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1st place: Nitya Manoj Kumar, Grade 9, International School of Hyderabad
2nd place shared jointly by: Meghana Mangipudi, Grade 10, DPS Nacharam and
Rithu Nedumaran, Grade 10, ISH
3rd place: Tanirika Chowdary Koripella, Grade 10, DPS Nacharam

Category 3:

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1st place: Hemanjali Karedla, Grade 12, ISH . She also received the award for the Best Performer of Edition 1 of  <<Alors, On Chante!>> for which she received a professional studio video shoot of her performance from Rotomaker Studio.

Best Overall Performance:

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Delhi Public School, Nacharam.

The first place winners received:

1. Certificate of Merit
2. Trophy (Tribal art piece of Dhokra and Warli)
3. A1 French Course at Alliance Française of Hyderabad.
4. Culturthèque (digital library of Alliance Française) subscription for 1 year
5. French books
6. Novotel lunch/dinner voucher for a family of 4
7. Campus France goody bag

The second place winners received:

1. Certificate of Merit
2. Trophy (Tribal art piece of Dhokra and Warli)
3. Culturthèque (digital library of Alliance Française) subscription for 1 year
4. French books
5. Novotel lunch/dinner voucher for a family of 4
6. Campus France goody bag

The third place winners received:

1. Certificate of Merit
2. Trophy (Tribal art piece of Dhokra and Warli)
3. Culturthèque (digital library of Alliance Française) subscription for 1 year
4. French books
5. Novotel lunch/dinner voucher for a family of 4
6. Campus France goody bag

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The event, followed by the Consul General Reception was also covered by Suman TV, thanks to Mr. Rambabu Vankayalapati, CEO Masteradvice.

Alliance Française of Hyderabad wishes all the contestants and the winners a very bright future in music and French language and best wishes for Edition 2.

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