Pune: Vidya Pratishthan’s New Bal Vikas Mandir (VPNBVM), Pimpli, hosted its annual Inter-School Elocution Competition on August 1, on the occasion of Lokmanya Tilak’s death anniversary.
This year, the competition saw the participation of 20 competitors, two from every school. The judges for the competition were Chitkala Mayya, Marketing Manager, Ratnasagar Publisher Pvt Ltd, Pune, and Rakhi Mathur, Principal, Anekant Education Society’s English Medium School, Baramati.
The trophy for ‘Best Orator’ was bagged by Siddhant Shinde from Magarpatta City Public School, Pune, while the Runner-up position was shared by Anusha Kumar from Magarpatta City Public School, Pune, and Sanskruti Golande from Vidya Pratishthan’s New Bal Vikas Mandir, Pimpli.
Earlier, a quiz was conducted for the students at the beginning of the programme. The school choir sang the prayer song Daya Kar Daan. The Principal, KA Barawkar, in her welcome address, briefed everyone on the importance of organising the competition and how it can go a long way in creating new leaders.
The students of Std VI and VII presented a skit on the life of Lokmanya Tilak. Around 10 schools of Vidya Pratishthan participated in the competition. All the students spoke exceptionally well.
The participants had to choose from five topics for the speeches, which were ‘Will buying Indian Brands boost our Economy?’, ‘India needs economic incentives, technology and regulation to tackle water stress’, ‘Impact of GST on the Common Man’, ‘Are digital payments secure enough for the Indian Economy to go cashless?’, ‘Wetlands in India: Significance, Threats and Conservation’.
A presentation about Lokmanya Tilak was shown after the speeches of the participants. The judges, in their address, congratulated all the participants for putting up such wonderful efforts. Every participant was awarded a certificate.