Jamshedpur: To win an elocution contest you must speak clearly, loudly and with expression. Keeping this in mind participants from 16 schools of the city were well prepared for the Sixth Frank Anthony Memorial Inter-school Elocution Contest held at Little Flower School on Tuesday.
The students rendered pieces ranging from “Ai’nt I a Woman” to Smriti Irani’s speech on International Women’s Day 2014 while some had a topic “My Stupid Suicide Plan” to “It’s Never Too Late”. The event was organized by the Jamshedpur chapter of All India Anglo-Indian Association.
The judges for the occasion were Coomi K Besannia of Telco Town, Anthony George Castleton, Professor, X.I.T.E., Gamharia and Peter Bonnerjee, a Consultant on Human Being Development and a philosopher.
The contest tested participants on their logical skills, knowledge, fluency in English, communication and expression. It was held in two sections were in category I-Nishtha Roy of Rajendra Vidyalaya got the first prize speaking on the topic “My Stupid Suicide Plan”, Asha Talwar of Loyola School was the runner-up as she discussed seriously on the topic ‘The Making of a Father’ while Aditi Chathrath of Little Flower School was third in the category talking about “A Glass of Cold Water”.
On behalf of the Judges Tony Castleton gave his synopsis of the elocution contest and some advice to the participants.
In Category 2- Quaratul Ain of Carmel Junior College spoke on “Ai’nt I A Woman” – Soujourner Truth’s speech and bagged the first prize for her performance, 2nd place went to Nabanita Banerjee of Little Flower School speaking on “It’s Never Too Late” while Ananya Mukherjee of JH Tarapore School bagged the third place who gave Smriti Irani’s Speech on International Women’s Day 2014.
Akhilesh Kumar, General Manger Program Management (M&HCV), Tata Motors Limited, graced the occasion as the chief guest. Akhilesh Kumar and his wife were delighted to hear the students and in his address to the students his advice to them was to meet challenges as and when they come and do things that you feel you must do now as you may never have another opportunity. Akhilesh Kumar presented the Prizes to the Winners. Sister Hilda, principal, Little Flower School presented the Certificate of Merit to all participants.
On this occasion the All India Anglo-Indian Association – Jamshedpur Branch, also felicitated the TOPPERS of the ICSE and ISC Examinations 2014. Siddhartha Shankar Kahali of Little Flower School, who scored 98.25 per cent in the ICSE Examination of March 2014. The Rolling Trophy, a medal and Certificate of Merit were presented to Sister Hildaas Siddhartha was not present.
Master Ayush Banerjee of Loyola School was the top scorer in the ISC Examination of March 2014 with 99.25 per cent marks. Ayush is presently pursuing his studies in Chemical Enginering at IIT, Kharagpur, and could not attend the ceremony. However, the Award was received by one of his family members. The Rolling Trophy was presented to the representatives of Loyola School.