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29th A.C. Deb Memorial Inter-School Oration Contest

  • Date & Time:
    • August 7, 2019

Cambridge School Srinivaspuri, New Delhi organised the 29th A.C. Deb Memorial Inter-School Oration Contest on 7th August 2019 to encourage public speaking skills of youngsters. New Era Public School bagged the keenly contested Overall Winners Rolling Trophy. In the senior category, Niranjan A. Raja of Cambridge School Srinivaspuri, Jatan Kalra of Prudence School Ashok Vihar, and Anika Bahuguna of Prudence School Dwarka bagged the first, second and third positions respectively. Atulya Bhaskar, New Era Public School and Nav Kiran Kaur of Birla Vidya Niketan were awarded consolation prizes. The first, second, and third positions in the Junior category were secured by Kashish Malhotra, New Era Public School, Pratham Bansal, Cambridge School Srinivaspuri, and Suhana Sharma, Delhi Public School Noida respectively. A consolation prize in the Junior category was awarded to Sarah Bhagat, Prudence School Ashok Vihar.
The program began with the lighting of the lamp along with a rendition of a shloka dedicated to the Guru who shapes our lives. The Principal, Mrs. Aparna Seebaluck, welcomed the guests and the young orators from twenty-four schools of Delhi/NCR. The participants expressed their views on topics ranging from ‘Sing the song that only you can sing’, ‘The poetry of the earth is never dead’ and ‘Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity” for the Senior category and ‘To the disrupters go the spoils’, ‘The modern human lives in a cesspool of man-made electromagnetic radiation’ and ‘A solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities’ for Junior category.
The Chief Guest, Dr. Raj Kumar, Head of the Department of English, Delhi University applauded the effort of each participant and encouraged them to hone their oratory skills as well as bridge the gap between speaking and praxis. Ms. Garima Yadav, Lecturer Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, Delhi University acknowledged the achievements of the orators as the special guest at the event.
The event was judged by Mrs. Amita Malhotra, senior English educator, Ms. Deepali Jain, founder of ‘Aspirationzzunlimited’, and Mr. Sachin Narayanan, Assistant Professor, Dyal Singh College, Delhi University. He shared some valuable tips on public speaking with the children. The programme ended with the vote of thanks by the Vice Principal, Mr. T.S.L Narayanan.