Garden High International School was happy to organize the Satikanta Guha Memorial Inter-School Elocution Competition for the 3rd time in Garden High School on Friday 4th November, 2016.
Dr Anuradha Das, Director of Garden High International School and the Chief Academic Advisor of the Foundation, welcomed and addressed the audience after which the competition began.
Apart from Garden High School and Garden High International School, there were ten other Kolkata schools who participated in this competition — Delhi Public School Mega City, Delhi Public School Newtown, Future Campus School, Lakshmipat Singhania Academy, La Martiniere for Girls, Mahadevi Birla World Academy, Modern High School for Girls, Shri Shikshayatan School, South City International School and Sri Sri Academy.
There were three categories — Bengali, English and Hindi Elocution and the rules said that the students could choose poetry or prose and that these could be their own compositions as well. We saw a large variety in the choice of the pieces, ranging from the serious to the humorous to the lyrical and some of their own compositions dealt with mature subjects and spread the message of hope in these times of despair.
Everything went off with clock-work precision – the judges for the three different categories arrived on time and seemed to enjoy what they were hearing. They shared their thoughts with the audience and that must have been a learning experience, not only for the participants, but for the other students too. Ms Piali Ray and Mr Sujoy Prasad Chatterjee, who judged the Bengali Elocution, told the participants that they were very impressed by the choice of pieces and were particularly pleased with the fact that so many prose pieces were chosen; Mrs Rita Bhimani and Mrs Baisali Chatterjee Dutt who judged the English Elocution also echoed the same thoughts and suggested that the time limit given to the participants could perhaps be increased in the following years; Mr Meet Tyagi and Ms Sanchaita Bhattacharya judged the Hindi elocution and told the participants that they were very happy to see that the sanctity of the Hindi language is still being upheld.
The Judges must have had a hard time deciding who the winners should be but finally this is what they came up with:
- Shrabasti Kundu of Future Campus School was declared 1st
- Arkoprovo Roy of Lakshmipat Singhania Academy was declared 2nd
- Samadrita Karmakar of Garden High School was declared 3rd
- Kannita Biswas of La Martiniere For Girls was declared 1st
- Snigdha Negi of South CityInternational School was declared 2nd
- Suroma Nag of Garden High International School was declared 3rd
- Anurag Chakrabory of Garden High School was declared 1st
- Mansi Chaturvedi of La Martiniere for Girls was declared 2nd
- Aditya Kumar of Lakshmipat Singhania was declared 3rd
The winners went home happy with their prizes and the teachers who accompanied them took back the prizes for their schools.
PRIZES (Same in each category)
First Prize: INR 10,000 (Participant: INR 8,000 & School: INR 2,000)
Second Prize: INR 7,000 (Participant: INR 5,000 & School: INR 2,000)
Third Prize: INR 4,000 (Participant: INR 3,000 & School: INR 1,000)