Kochi:- The venue of Ernakulam district school youth festival has witnessed many malpractices including an auction for first prize by the experts in the judging panel. A Judge in the panel of classical dances demanded Rupees fifty thousand each for the four members in the panel as bribe for giving first prize for a contestant. The parents and teachers of the contestant reported this to the organizing committee and they trapped the honorable Judge and Vigilance started an enquiry about the issue.

So many  such cases are reported in connection with school youth festivals. We can smell the presence of bribe in various award committees from school level to national level. So the government should be more vigilante to avoid such practices. The victory stand is for the real winner not for the money bags.