Jamshedpur, Aug. 5: The Jamshedpur branch of The All India Anglo-Indian Association, organized the 8th Frank Anthony Memorial Elocution Contest, on Friday at Little Flower School, Telco. This year 22 schools took part in the contest.
Glen Galstaun, Anglo-Indian MLA, Government of Jharkhand, graced the occasion as the chief guest. The judges were prominent citizens and educationists of Jamshedpur including Gloria Prabal (former Principal St. Thomas School, Kolkata); Zarine Mody (well-known former senior English teacher of Loyola) and A. J. Castleton, Professor of XITE.
This annual contest is popular among schools and students eagerly participate in this event.
This Contest brings out the best in the children as they learn to compete in a livelier and fair atmosphere. There is a very high standard of knowledge and awareness as one could see from the topics chosen for elocution. Each piece of prose, each speech and Poem was music to the ears and the competition was very close.
On behalf of the judges, A. J. Castleton, shared his views with the students weaving a story about their performances and the topics they chose. He advised them about the choice of topics they make, their posture when it comes to elocution, advised them to add a little humor. He also encouraged those who may have felt disappointed and gave them food pertinent points on how to improve on their performance.
Glen Galstaun was delighted to hear the students and in his address to the students he appreciated the topics chosen, their knowledge on various topics and some good values that they held dear to their hearts. He applauded those who were the best and encouraged those who just missed out by a few marks.
He advised the students to press on even if they are disappointed – each failure is a stepping stone to success. He also had a word of advice for those who were listening and those who were not good listeners and how they could learn a lot for the great speeches and poems that were presented today.